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700.00

Code:
Νο 682

Title:
Landscape

Dimensions:
95 × 60.5 cm

This product is available. Price:
700.00
Description:

Silkscreen from 1993 numbered and signed by Ghika Hatzikyriakos.

Today it’s a collectible piece.

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Nikolaos Gikas often referred to his childhood. To his father, his mother, their cottage in Hydra, where they spent the summers, their long walks to the beautiful Faliro, his father’s improbable disappointment when he learned from the doctors that his son could not become an officer like he was due to him being nearsighted.

Nikos’s was just four years old when his talent started to show in his paintings. The first recognition of his designs came from his father. That was a definite moment. “I was impressed!” He tells us, jumping from his joy for recognition from his hard and violent father. After that, he turned to painting. At six, he had turned his wardrobe into a backdrop. Relatives, friends, neighbors, all reinforced the child because, among other things, it would be to their benefit to be liked. So they showed admiration for the son’s paintings and would ask him to paint for them in exchange for “a baklava or a box of chocolates, a book or pencils, notebooks or even photographs of art”.

Source: texni-zoi.blogspot.gr

But it was essential for Ghika to combine the influence – which were very strong in the 1930s – to promote his Greek heritage in art. To pass, the messages of the new generation in his works, assimilating together the traditions of the Byzantine art and folk paintings. "It took me a long time," he writes, "to gather the yarns, to distinguish them, to classify them, to evaluate them. Source: ypeppas.blogspot.gr
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