PAPADIMITRIOU Efthymios (1985-1958) “Still Life with Fish”, 1933

Still Life with Fish (1933)
A painter and printmaker, essentially self-taught, Efthymios Papadimitriou initially emerged as a cartoonist in Athenian newspapers, but later devoted himself exclusively to printmaking. He moved away from realism into abstract formulations of cubist-type shapes, which are mainly encountered in his still lifes. He gradually did away with traditional engraving tools, to the point where he carved his woodcuts with a […]
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YANNOUKAKIS Dimitris (1898-1991) “The Little Fisherman”, 1940

The Little Fisherman (1940)
Yannoukakis was influenced by realist, expressionist and cubist ideas, which he creatively applied in his engravings. He combined printmaking methods in a unique way and was possibly the first in Greece to use color innovatively in copperplate engraving. One of Yannoukakis` best-known engravings, the pensive little fisherman fills the greater portion of the image surface with his pose and references […]
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GALANIS Dimitris (1879-1966) “The Palace of the Popes in Avignon”, 1914

The Palace of the Popes in Avignon (1914)
This wood engraving is Galanis` first to contain elements of pure Synthetic Cubism and is one of the most important works in Neohellenic printmaking. Its complex composition is dominated by the imposing mass of the majestic building. The innovation in the image is the perspective articulation with its bold use of a strong right diagonal. This diagonal separates the foreground […]
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MOSCHOS Georgios (1906-1990) “Skyrian Pitcher”

Skyrian Pitcher
This work with its strong contrasts – black/white, foreground/background, simple monochrome form and complex fragmented unity – is one of the artist`s best-known wood engravings. A skilled technician, Moschos was mainly interested in the realistic description of his subjects. He preferred landscapes and scenes of everyday life in the country, which he rendered with a boldly incised line.
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THEODOROPOULOS Angelos (1883-1965) “Olive Trees”, 1935-1938

Olive Trees (1935-1938)
Angelos Theodoropoulos was interested early on in the Attic landscape. During the years 1930-35, he drew olive trees and pine forests, engraving his images into transverse-cut wood in pursuit of the best way to render the bright light amid the tree trunks and dense foliage. From 1935 to the end of the decade, however, he chose longitudinally-cut wood for a […]
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