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GALANIS, DEMETRIOS (1879-1966). "My own Mona Lisa", 1948.

Start date: 04/10/2011 09:00
End date: 20/10/2011 14:00
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GALANIS, DEMETRIOS (1879-1966). "My own Mona Lisa", 1948.
This item is being published for the first time.

Dimensions 250 x 240 mm (with lower border 300 x 250 mm).
Mixed technique: Reversed artist proof signed inverted on plate «Demetrios Galanis 1939» hand printed, painted with ink, thinned ink, pen, pencil and tempera on aquarelle paper. Signature, dedication and notes with tempera and pencil on lower border "... Cairo, May 1948... RARE».
The artist himself gave this title ("My own Mona Lisa") and dedicated the painting to Nassos Garofallos, telling him that the depicted lady has been his lover. Possibly for this reason he used many techniques with great attention to detail and characterized it as "Rare".
[Bibliography: Mavrommatis E. page 430: 1948. Demetrios Galanis Personal exhibition in Alexandria. Gallery and catalogue information are not available, D. Galanis Personal exhibition in Cairo. Gallery and catalogue information are not available. Possible list of the works with which he took part in the Cairo exhibition. A list of Etchings, Woodcuts, Drawings, Painting follows. At the end, page 432, Note: [We retrieved the data of this participation from a typed list that was used for the processing of the items at the customs during their shipping to Cairo from the courier... The significance of this list is really great: for the first time after 1928 (Athens) and 1935 (Alexandria) we have a report of new engraving implementations of Galanis that drift away from the mythological and classical quests...]
[General Bibliography: Melissa publications, Dictionary of Greek Artists, volume 1, page 237,  Petreas G., Athens 1955, Athanasopoulos D., Athens 1982, Mavrommatis E., Athens 1983,  Gabory Georges, Paris 1926].   

Origin: Private Collection, Heirs of Nassos Garofallos.

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