Flock of sheep, c. 1930-1940
Germenis received his first lessons in painting at the Corfu Art School and continued his studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts, while at the same time he was a student at the Athens University Law School, which, however, he soon abandoned in order to devote himself exclusively to the study of art. As a painter and engraver, he produced genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes, and portraits, while as a sculptor he worked on busts and war memorials. His sculpture was influenced by academic realism, but in his works of painting and print-making, features of academicism are combined with influences from Realism and Expressionism.
In Flock of Sheep, of a later date, it is the luminosity of the atmosphere which is of interest to the artist. By means of light shades of grey-blue, which virtually unite the scattered clouds and the mountains, by a few brownish yellows and ochres in the rendering of the bare plain, and the deep green strip which suggests fresh grass he gives a sense of the season when the flock of sheep with its shepherds leaves at the end of spring for the mountains.