Unknown GreeceSokratis Evgenidis
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
17 " h x 48 " w x 1.3 " d |11 lbs. 0 oz.
Sokratis Evgenidis travels the Greek isles to capture remote and rarely seen vistas of his homeland. In poetic words, he explains his inspiration: "In the center of the Aegean, lonely rocks appear in front of you and remind you that nature is not wrong on the rocks, because they simply 'embrace' the blue and the sun."
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Sokratis Evgenidis is an artist from Patras, Greece who creates oil paintings of boats and Greek islands in an impressionist style. He is inspired by the sunlight and the shades of blue that are emblematic of Greek architecture. Sokratis begins his work by taking photographs of everyday scenes on Greek islands. Then he returns to his studio where he uses paintbrushes, palette knives, and even his own fingers to apply the oil paint onto his canvases. His painting studio is in a ground-floor space overlooking a garden. Sokratis listens to Jazz music with a Latin twist to inspire creativity as he works. His color palette and brushwork recall the work of impressionist masters Mary Cassatt and Edmund Charles Tarbell. Starting at the age of 24, Sokratis studied for two years under Dimitris Mitaras, –the influential Greek contemporary painter and Dean of the Athens School of Fine Arts.