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Reading preast, 1917

Reading preast,  1917
Reading preast, 1917
Geralis Apostolos
(Mytilene 1886 - Athens 1983)
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Oil on canvas
The work Priest Reading, of 1917, is a genre painting work influenced by the doctrines of his teacher Georgios Iakovidis. In the interior of a room flooded with light which enters from the window, an aged priest sits next to a table covered with books, while on the other side of it a young man in a cassock stands upright. Both of them are absorbed in the reading of the books which they hold in their hands. The work exudes peace and calm, which the artist has succeeded in rendering by the warm lyrical shades of the colours.