Modern Greek Painters: Konstantinos Parthenis "Portrait of Ioulia Partheni"
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.
"Portrait of Ioulia Partheni", 1911-1914
Konstantinos Parthenis (1878-1967) was a pivotal figure in the development of 20th century art in Greece. He broke with the Greek academic tradition of the 19th century and introduced avant-garde ideas of colour and form. After completing his training in Vienna, where he came into contact with Symbolist art, and living for a few years in Paris, where he was influenced by post-impressionist art, he came to Greece. In 1917 he founded the Omada Technis (”Art Group”) opening the way for a break with the academic teachings of the Munich Academy.