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Michelas, c.1939

Michelas, c.1939
Michelas, c.1939
Georgiadis, Andreas The Cretan
(Chania 1892 - Athens 1981)
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Oil on canvas
Gift of Georgios Georgiadis

Michelas, which can be dated to a little before 1939, since in that year he showed it in the exhibition of the Association of Greek Artists, is a work produced in accordance with the old principles, with colours influenced by the teachings of realistic painting. Nevertheless, it is on the cusp of the change in his style. Through the artist's interpreting eye, the imposing figure of the subject is shown dominating the space with the grandeur of his presence, which is enhanced by the nervous brush-stroke, positioned with self-confidence and generosity.