House entrance, c. 1920-1930
Stelios Miliadis is one of the very few Greek painters who embraced the doctrines of French Impressionism in the genuine expression of them. After studying in Munich, he settled in Paris, where he stayed until 1932. His work is deeply influenced by the painting of Auguste Renoir, as it is with little abrupt brush-strokes of pure colour that he renders the landscapes of the French countryside, while often influences from the work of Paul Cézanne are traceable, particularly in the views of villages, where the masses of the buildings are structured purely with colour
In Entrance to a House, the entrance to a house in the French capital where he had had his studio is depicted. Without 'beautifying' the building, he attempts to give an account of its individual character by certain architectural details, though an emotional approach is not lacking, as he focuses the subject on the entrance to the building which housed him.