Παρασκευή, 14 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Nikolaos Gyzis (1842-1901)


Nikolaos Gyzis is considered one of the most important painters of Greece of 19th century. He was born in the island of Tinos, an island known for its artistic wealth. In 1850 his family settled in Athens and soon started his studies in Athens School of Fine Arts, which helped him to develop his artistic skills. In 1865 he won a scholarship and went to continue his studies in Munich, where he settled for his rest of his life. He gained great popularity in Munich as a painter and in 1886 became professor of the Academy. At the beggining of 1870s returned to Greece for several years, after which period produced a number of Greek themes in his paintings. He went to back to Munich and around 1890s he took a turn toward religious themes. His paintings are today exhibited at museums and private collections in Germany, Greece and elsewhere.



                                                                           boy with cherries


                                                                       gradma and children


                                                                               wishbone


                                                                                  kou-kou


                                                                               barber


                                                                      art and its spirits


                                                                                     cards


                                                                           oriental man with a pipe


                                                                                  History


                                                                                    little girl


                                                                                cappuchino


                                                                            the pastry man


source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolaos_Gyzis
http://www.museumsyndicate.com/artist.php?artist=928

National Gallery of Greece


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  1. Sonnet V
    by Mahmoud Darwish


    I touch you as a lonely violin touches the suburbs of the faraway place
    patiently the river asks for its share of the drizzle
    and, bit by bit, a tomorrow passing in poems approaches
    so I carry faraway's land and it carries me on travel's road

    On a mare made of your virtues, my soul weaves
    a natural sky made of your shadows, one chrysalis at a time.
    I am the son of what you do in the earth, son of my wounds
    that have lit up the pomegranate blossoms in your closed-up gardens

    Out of jasmine the night's blood streams white. Your perfume,
    my weakness and your secret, follows me like a snakebite. And your hair
    is a tent of wind autumn in color. I walk along with speech
    to the last of the words a bedouin told a pair of doves

    I palpate you as a violin palpates the silk of the faraway time
    and around me and you sprouts the grass of an ancient place—anew

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