Modern Greek Painters: Yannis Gaitis "Heads"
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.
Yannis Gaitis (1923-1984) belongs to a generation of artists that is considered to have pioneered postwar modernism in Greece. Early in his career, Gaitis was interested in the abstract movement - cubism at first and then surrealism - and experimented extensively with the representation of geometric shapes. His famous male figurine, which became the recurrent motif in his subsequent work, emerged in the mid-1960s yielding infinite variations - constructions, performances, sculpture and paintings as well as multiples in which Gaitis was one of the first artists to become interested.