Modern Greek Painters: Alekos Fassianos "The Red Cyclist"
Improve your Greek by talking about some of the most important paintings in the Greek world. Discover new aspects of modern Greek art and culture while learning about the painters and other visual artists.
"The Red Cyclist", 2001
Alekos Fassianos (1935-) is a renowned Greek painter. He studied painting under Yannis Moralis. Apart from painting, he has worked on scribing, poster creation, illustration of books and various publication in Greece and abroad. He has collaborated in many theatrical projects with the National Theatre of Greece and has also written many poems and essays. Fassianos draws his subjects from Greek myths, Fayum portraits, Byzantine icons and the shadow theatre. His paintings are also characterised by motion which is emphasised by the hair or cloth waving in the breeze. In his artistic maturity, his figures are known for their voluptuousness and the luminosity of the color he uses to highlight the sensuality and the immense pleasure of everyday life. His works from the 1960s were made in the expressionist style and his figures are more grotesque.