GALDEMIS Christodoulos (1953) “Gully”, 1991

Gully (1991)
Galdemis depicts old Athenian neighborhoods with their neoclassical houses, inhabited or deserted, preserved or derelict, in their entirety or only some distinguishing feature – a courtyard door, an outside wall – nearly always decorated with a leafy branch of a tree or some wildflowers. He also paints still lifes as well as scenes of the Epirus countryside, the blue-green water […]
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BOTSOGLOU Chronis (1941) “Self-Portrait”, 1993

Self-Portrait (1993)
Chronis Botsoglou`s painting has evolved as an ongoing dialogue between himself and the people around him. It began with his first realistic images in the late 60s, with their clearly sociopolitical character, and has continued in recent years his anguished internal quest to redefine the nude, be it male or female. Whether endeavoring self-knowledge when it concerns him personally or […]
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KARAVOUZIS Sarantis (1938-2011) “Head of a Statue in a Mask”, 1994

Karavouzis` painting is figurative, overflowing with memories of ancient Greece, marble fragments, pottery, antefixes, statuary, as well as everyday objects rendered with the magic and poetry encountered in metaphysical painting. The transcendental light diffused on the objects, the feeling of solitude flooding the landscapes, the absence of all movement and action from his compositions, as the overwhelming sense of tranquility […]
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VYZANTIOS Pericles (1893-1972) “The Atelier”

The Atelier
When he returned from Paris in 1915 to serve in the army, a military term that lasted seven years, Pericles Vyzantios, found that a different approach to modernism had taken root in Athens. Here, the main concern was the rendering of the Greek countryside bathed in bright light while still adhering to the principles of the Post-Impressionist movements, which nearly […]
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KOGEVINAS Lykourgos (1887-1940) “Acropolis”

Kogevinas` depictions of ancient monuments directly or indirectly evoked the engravings and painting made by European travelers. `Acropolis` displays the artist`s interests in the direction of and influences on landscape painting that he received from the Post-Impressionists whom he met during his frequent trips to Paris. He combines the theatrical anti-realist lighting of the monument with the profundity of its […]
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KOGEVINAS Lykourgos (1887-1940) “Parthenon”

For at least the first three decades of the 20th century, Lykourgos Kogevinas divided his time between Athens and Paris. He was one of the first Greek artists to realize the significance of the cosmogonic changes taking place in art and the effect they would have on the course of Greek painting. Although he himself never took bold decisions in […]
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PARTHENIS Konstantinos (1878-1976) “Portrait of Georgios Averoff”, 1896

Portrait of Georgios Averoff (1896)
A student work by Konstantinos Parthenis, this portrait was painted shortly before he departed Alexandria for Vienna. By the age of just eighteen, the artist had already acquired a solid education and knowledge of painting techniques, which he no doubt gained from his teacher Annibale Scognamiglio. Perhaps he proposed that Parthenis paint this portrait, since Scognamiglio was a well-known painter […]
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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. […]
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MILIADES Stelios “Front Door”

Front Door
Stelios Miliades was one of the very few Greek painters to embrace the teachings of French Impressionism in its pure form. Upon completing his studies in Munich, he settled in Paris, where he remained until 1932. He participated in many exhibitions with paintings of the French countryside, mostly views of villages in which the buildings play the primary role. This […]
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