Tuesday 13 February 2018

Wildflowers - Giorgis Varlamos

The wild flowers of Giorgis Varlamos at the Byzantine Museum, Athens.

Varlamos' art is inextricably liked with his political activity. During the German occupation of Greece he fought in the Resistance and joined the Communist Party. He was also active  during the years of the dictatorship. He had lifelong ties with the Communist Party of Greece to which he bequeathed in a hand written will all of his unsold paintings as well as the contents of his studio. His favourite art form was etching as he considered this  'democratic art' in that it could be original yet accessible to common people.

This exhibition featured oils, watercolours, drawings and engravings of wild flowers. They are exquisite.

I also liked the studies below and wished I could own one:

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