LASKARIDOU Sofia “Kaisariani Monastery”

Kaisariani Monastery

Sofia Laskaridou received a comprehensive education both within her family environment as well as during her studies in Munich and Paris. Her extensive oeuvre reflects a variety of influences from German Expressionism to the Post-Impressionist currents of France. In `Kaisariani Monastery`, her Munich training is evident in her spontaneous, impasto brushwork in a nearly monochromatic palette of browns and ochres. On the other hand, her rendering of the landscape with the tree trunks cut off in the foreground recalls the compositional ideas of the Nabis in Paris.