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Meeting Greek Painters

The Tomato Industrial Museum and the Santorini Arts Factory invite you to a workshop (10-11/3) dedicated to Alekos Fasianos.

Alekos Fassianos was born in 1935 in the area of ​​Acropolis. His mother was a philologist and with great love for Greek culture she was visiting the museums of Athens with Alekos Fasianos. As a child, he painted the illustrated vases because they depicted people as shadows and he was interested in the Cycladic figurines with the one-piece bodies.

His father was a musician and composer, a professor at the National Conservatory and member of military Band. He wished Aleko to go to the conservatory and learned to play violin there.

Later, he led him to a lab of inscriptions to learn painting. Up to 17 he painted himself by seeing the world of ecclesiastical images as his grandfather was a priest.

He then went to the School of Fine Arts and attended the workshop of Yannis Moralis.
He dealt with angiography, stage design, engraving, illustrated books and made posters for the theater. A scholarship led him to Paris in 1962 and in 1966 he eventually settled there. Paris has since become his place of work, however, as he confesses himself, the place where he inspired remained Greece, his neighborhood and the people who lived there.
His painting has always been anthropocentric. In the beginning, he painted people in uniforms inspired by the uniforms that were in his home, since his father was a member of millitary band. He thought no one should paint his world as he sees him, and not how he really is. He said “to be true. To create as you can and not as you have learned in a school. ” Each of his creations reflects his feelings. He liked to process the things around him, to represent them and thus to keep them in his memory.

He was taught by nature and reality.

We are waiting for you to meet the wonderful world of Alekos Fassianos through our own constructions.

Saturday

Sunday

A, B, C primary school 16: 00-17: 30

A, B, C primary school 10: 30-12: 00

 

D, E, F Primary school 12: 30-14: 00

Participation is free of charge and is secured by early parental phone communication at 22860 85141 Wednesday – Friday 10.00-16.00.

Up to 20 children per department. First come first served.
Workshop Coordinators: Eleni Palle, Lydia Karagiannidis