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Modern Greek Painters: Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas "Athens Houses"

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.

"Athens Houses", 1927 - 1928

Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas (1906-1994) was a leading Greek painter, sculptor, engraver, iconographer, writer and academic. He was a founding member of the Association of Greek Art Critics and of International Association of Art Critics. During his youth he was exposed in Paris to the avant-garde European artistic trends and he gained recognition as the leading Greek cubist artist. His aim was to focus on the harmony of Greek art and to deconstruct the Greek landscape and intense natural light into simple geometric shapes and interlocking planes.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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