Modern Greek Painters: Nikos Engonopoulos "Poet and his Muse"
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.
"Poet and his Muse" (date unknown)
Nikos Engonopoulos (1907-1985) was a modern Greek surrealist painter and poet. He waartss one of the most important members of the Greek Generation of the '30s. His work as a writer also includes critique and essays. He studied art under the supervision of Konstantinos Parthenis. He met important artists, the surrealist poet Andreas Embirikos and painters such as Yannis Tsarouchis, Giorgio de Chirico and Yannis Moralis. He remained faithful to the tenets of surrealism by expressing in his poetry and paintings as much a way of life as an aesthetic.