The artwork circle “Knowing Greek Painters” this weekend (3-4 / 2) is dedicated to Dimitris Mitaras. The children who will participate in this will have the opportunity to get to know the artistic work of the artist and to experiment with the lines and colors that will lead them to create new forms inspired by his work.
Dimitris Mitaras was born in Chalkida in 1934. He was a student of the School of Fine Arts with Giannis Moralis(1916-2009) and Spiros Papaloukas (1892-1957) two very important Greek painters and later taught himself at the same school. He dealt with stage design, costume design, interior decoration and many frescoes.
At the same time, he left behind a rich writing work on art, as well as articles and poems. As part of his teaching in Fine Arts, he conducted research on conceptual art and finally, in collaboration with a group of students, he published two books. In 1978, together with his wife , who is also a painter, he founded in Halkida an art workshop where he works until today.
Mitaras’ very distinctive visual style emerges through the free lines and the large color contrasts he used. His subject matter consists mainly of human, more feminine, forms with their faces highly resigned.
Since 2008, his health has deteriorated in a way that significantly affected his vision and eventually died in 2017 at the age of 83 years.
Workshop Coordinators: Eleni Palle, Lydia Karagiannidis
Workshop days / hours:
16:00-17:30 for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students
10:30-12:00 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students and 12: 30-14: 00 for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students
Participation is free of charge and is ensured by early parental phone communication at 2286085141 Tuesday-Sunday 10: 00-16: 00. Up to 20 children per department. First come first served.