The fighter Athan. D. Tsekouras
Eirini Hariati-Pramantioti was one of the first female presences in the sphere of Greek sculpture. She covered a wide field of subject-matter, with particular concentration on medallions, for which she received international awards. She studied sculpture at the School of Fine Arts (1942 - 1947) with K... Dimitriadis and Michalis Tombros as her teachers, and succeeded, from her very first steps, in forming a distinct personal style. Her works are given shape expressionistically with a tendency towards the primitive, as can be seen from the untreated surfaces and the rough texture. She makes use chiefly of the spontaneous dimension of human nature, reducing the external features to abstract plastic masses. Her portraits show a free expressive design, but with a well-grounded appreciation of objective reality. The artist works mainly with her hands, without using tools, thus maintaining direct communication between the mass and the model. Each spontaneous movement of the hand is indelibly impressed on the model she is shaping and is transferred intact to the final material of the metal.