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This is a small reproduction of the painting Ceci n'est pas une pomme, by Rene Magritte. It was made with temperas (which resulted to a less saturated version of the image)

Published in Reproductions

A copy of the painting Poet and the Muse, 1958 by the greek surrealist painter Nikos Engonopoulos. I have made no significant changes in the original painting. I used a gloss vernice for ths finishing effect and I tried to create a wooden frame on a hard paper /wooden base.

(private collection)

Published in Reproductions

These two works are reproductions of paintings by the cubist painter Juan Gris. The woman with the basket (1927) is made with tempera (40 x 30cm) while Bottle and Fruit Dish (π.35 x 45cm) and Water bottle, Bottle and Fruit Dish (1915) with oil colors (1m x 70 cm). Both paintings were made before 2004. 

Published in Paintings Sketches

Copies of Dali's paintings I made mostly during 2002. I used tempera and two of them (the nurse and girl at the window) I placed them on a self -made frame. In three of them there are some minor (or not so minor) changes made deliberately. The original paintings are: The Basket of Bread (1926), Christ of Saint John of the Cross (1951), Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus, 1954), Mysterious Mouth Appearing in the Back of My Nurse (1941), The Elephants (1948), Figure at a window (1925), The Burning Giraffe (1937).

Published in Paintings Sketches

Copies of paintings by El Greco. The two bigger ones ( The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1590 (50x60cm) and St. Francis (50x70cm) ) are made with oil colors (on canvas and paper respectively) while the three smaller ones (size approx. 30x40cm) were made with tempera on paper. 

Agony in the Garden

Realism gives way to the opposite extreme in this fantastic vision of a Spanish mystic. Figures and landscape are distorted, far removed from nature in shape, lighting, color and texture. But unlike ordinary dream pictures, it is organized, consistently directed to a purpose, not a mere extravagant jumble. As representation, it gives clearly enough the essentials of a story that was familiar and moving in the intensely religious age of the Inquisition. But of greater interest now is the striking design of diagonal planes and vivid colors. In composition it is one of the latest of several different treatments of this theme, in which Greco sought more and more compression and simplification, the gathering together of scattered parts, the bringing out of main features with greater emphasis. In earlier versions, for example, the sleeping disciples were large, nearby and comparatively detached from the rest of the design. Here Christ and the angel are large and bold, in slashing angular strokes, while around them swirl twisting ovals of cloud. Smaller parts echo the diagonal swirling and crisscross motion of the larger ones. The painting is all in terms of pure color, not of light and line with color added on the surface. Again in contrast with the sombre Van Eyck, it flares with a lurid phosphorescent glow of changing colors, crimson, blue-green and golden yellow. Their clashing excitement is in harmony with the rhythm of movement, and with the general spirit of ecstatic drama. (info by oldandsold.com)

Christ kneels in the centre; at the upper left an angel appears to him with a cup, a reference to his forthcoming Passion. In the background on the left are the sleeping apostles - Peter, James the Greater and John; on the right Judas approaches with soldiers.

The painting is a synthesis of varying accounts of the Agony in the Gospels and is probably a workshop replica of a painting in the Museum of Toledo (Ohio). There are also several authentic vertical versions of this composition.

(Info by nationalgallery.org.uk)

Published in Paintings Sketches

These paintings are perhaps some of the oldest works in this site. Most of them are made with temperas or oil colors. There are many evident influences (cubism, dali, el greco etc)...

 

Published in Paintings Sketches

These paintings were created among many others during the summer of 2011 mainly with the use of watercolors (and tempera for some thick white or black areas). They are studies of abstract compositions and their size is relatively small (like 35x45cm).

Published in Abstract

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Windy Nights

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It's dangerous to travel in the night -especially when it's windy. But for some it's even more dangerous...  For some the moon is always red and the air smells like blood. And yet they survive. Because they have to. Because they are determined...

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