Theophilos Museum

ΟTheophilus was born in the suburb Varia Mytilene, One day in 1870. Him father, Spent shoemaker, his nameGabriel Kefalas and his mother, who was the daughter of a painter, they calledPenelope Michael and later,when her father claimed to worship the Holy Land, Hadjimichael. Pathological was love that seemed from the beginning the little Theophilus to his grandfather. Hrs sat and watched his work. And his grandfather when dusk, take him to his knees and there in front of the fireplace was telling old stories about Achilles, Hector, Alexander the Great, Erotokritos and a bunch of stuff.

APo the school years, his interest was concentrated only in the pictures. And as those described involved. The other kids at school being picked on. Left and stutterer, increasingly begins to close itself. Neither his physical physique bodes. And one day, over which archinousan Halloween, took the decision and wore skirts. Now wearing the costume not to proud to satiate paintings chieftains and other national heroes. And not jettisoned his entire life.

E.Chi grew surrendered his dreams, grounded only in goodness of his soul and the insatiable eye for beauty. He grabs the brush from an internal single impulse. Saturate a hunger chromatic. But he had, strength, this object of inspiration,the flower, the tree, the hero, not to be depicted as the seeing, but as he had mid m'oles portray the nuances of time and season,wandering days and nights, winters and summers in the countryside. In 15 to emigrate in Smyrna. For his life there are only scattered information.

ΟPanagiotis, his brother, All I knew is that Theophilus had succeeded appointed Kavasis Greek Consulate in Izmir, position gave him the option of wearing and there his favorite outfit and running errands. In the region of Magnesia first dated work found was a small self-portrait (0,28×0,40)which titloforouse “Theophilus Painter and sometimes chieftain and thyrofylax in Izmir 1899″. Other,όμως, who were particularly concerned with Theophilus and technique in painting, as the late Kitsos Makris, believed that the period he stayed in Smyrna should be considered the period of apprenticeship in traditional painting.

CHY,they believe, To regard Theophilus-taught is something I exclude his own works and especially his first in Pelion. At the end of the century,chased, as they say, by Turks wandered about 30 years in Volos and Pelion for a plate of food. The fact is that in the villages of Pelion centered Anakasia Ano Volos launches the first period of his painting activity. Wandering pedestrian to nearby villages and paint in homes and shops in various materials (sails,Cardboard, boards etc.) for a plate of food a glass of wine or a few coins. Here, in Anakasia, discovered him and the landowner and miller Yannis Kontos, like the painting – the first PILIORITIKO who appreciated his talent – and commissioned to decorate the house.

ΟShort offered him a room anthropinotero a dish homemade food and a better remuneration. In this hospitable home of miller Yannis Kontos Theophilus would find shelter and safety under the protection of the owner will create one of the most important and comprehensive works. In the mural has theme “Theodoros Kolokotronis subsumes into the lake Lernin Winners Dramali 1822″, read his signature and the year of construction. This fresco is considered to be the first built, followed by the remaining, which according to testimonies of former owners have gradually and lasted a few years. Read the rest of this article »

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