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Educational Workshops

Meeting Greek Painters – Yiannis Moralis

The Santorini Arts Factory invites you to another workshop in our visual arts season. The subject of the new workshop is Greek Painters.

This weekend we will encounter the works of Yiannis Moralis.

Yiannis Moralis was born in Athens in 1916. He decided to become a painter from a very young age, and at 11 he started following the “Sunday classes” at the Fine Art School of Athens. He studied painting and engraving in Athens, and fresco and mosaics in Paris.

In the classes he was following in the Fine Arts School of Athens he met Nikos Nikolaou, and in 1937 they depart together for Rome. There they share the scholarship that Moralis won at the contest of the Academy of Athens towards studying mosaic art. This was their agreement between friends, to go and study together abroad, regardless of which of the two won the scholarship.

Later he moves to Paris, where shortly after, along with most other university students, he was forced to abandon his studies due to the declaration of WWII, and move promptly back to Greece.

What follows is a path through Moralis’ work with engraving, sculpting, iconography, scenography, and architecture. In the centre of his creations is man, and even more so the female form. The forms in his work start obtaining a geometric simplicity that follows the feeling of harmony and rhythm.

His first solo exhibition is organized in 1959, despite the fact that his professional career has already developed considerably.

Yiannis Moralis has represented Greece in international art exhibitions, and his works have been displayed in famous museums in Greece and abroad.

Yiannis Moralis died in Athens on December 29, 2009.





For 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students.10:30-12:00

For 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.18:00-19:30

For 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.12:30-14:00

Participation is free and must be ensured by parents calling to the following numbers 22860 85141, 6971828108 (Wednesday to Sunday between 10.00-18.00) Maximum number 20 children per class. Since places are limited they will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Facilitators: Eleni Palle, Lydia Karagiannidi