MALAMOS Kostas (1913-2007) “Plaka with the Acropolis in the Background”

Plaka with the Acropolis in the Background

In this painting, Kostas Malamos succeeded in expressing the melancholy beauty of the buildings around the Acropolis in the space where they hold dominion. Having inherited the most positive aspect of 19th century realism, he used warm colors, which give the work a sensitivity and lyricism. Bright colors, worked in harmonious tones on planes, give a tranquil image to this painting, while other landscape paintings Malamos used contrasting and conflicting colors in an imagery that condemns the abuse of the environment.