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By kimonos2, Aug 17 2017 08:19AM

We are very happy to announce that Paris Christodoulou has officially joined the Kimonos Art Center famiy and he is now one of our crew members.


Paris is a visual artist and silk-screen printer!! Being part of Kimonos Art Center's family signals the beginnig of new creative activities!! But we don't stop here..we are also constructively expanding just accross the street!!


Our aim is to expand and provide more options to those interested in arts.


More information coming up soon!!


Feel free to spread the news!!

Paris Christodoulou
Paris Christodoulou
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under construction
under construction
under construction
under construction
under construction

By kimonos2, Aug 17 2017 08:19AM

We are very happy to announce that Paris Christodoulou has officially joined the Kimonos Art Center famiy and he is now one of our crew members.


Paris is a visual artist and silk-screen printer!! Being part of Kimonos Art Center's family signals the beginnig of new creative activities!! But we don't stop here..we are also constructively expanding just across the street!!


Our aim is to expand and provide more options to those interested in arts.


More information coming up soon!!


Feel free to spread the news!!

Paris Christodoulou
Paris Christodoulou
under construction
under construction
under construction
under construction
under construction
under construction

By kimonos2, Mar 23 2017 09:32AM

Juan Gris
Juan Gris
Portait of Picasso
Portait of Picasso
Still life with checkered tablecloth
Still life with checkered tablecloth

Juan Gris was born 23rd of March 1887.


A Spanish illustrator and painter was among the leaders of the Cubist movement in the early 20th century.


He build upon the foundations of early cubism and steered the movement in new directions.


Juan Gris was influenced by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque where in his paintings his aim was to please the eye. As the artist himself put it, 'I prefer the emotion that corrects the rule'.


"Cubism is not a manner but an aesthetic, and even a state of mind; it is therefore inevitably connected with every manifestation of contemporary thought. It is possible to invent a technique or a manner independently, but one cannot invent the whole complexity of a state of mind."


He was among the visionaries who created pathways among the arts. His costumes for the Ballet Russes show his commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, an idea that gathered momentum and became central to contemporary art.


He died May 11, 1927 at the age of 40.

By kimonos2, Mar 14 2017 03:49PM

'The night'
'The night'

Ferdinand Hodler was born on 14th March 1858.


One of the best known Swiss painters, using stylized, awkwardly gesturing figures in conjunction with simplified color, overcame realistic and impressionist conventions and infused his works with an intellectual, symbolic content he called ''parallelism''.


His portaits of the destitute and of artisans at work were the starting point for a much wider reflection of a man's destiny. At the end of the 1880s and the beginning of 1890s death had become an obsession for Hodler who lost his family at a very young age. (''A glimpse into eternity'' and ''The night'').


Hodler used an expression that he called parallelism. Parallelism is more than a principle of formal composition, it is a moral and philosophical idea, relying on the premise that nature has an order, based on repetition, and that in the end all men resemble each other.


Hodler died 19th May 1918.





By kimonos2, Mar 10 2017 09:14AM

William Etty
William Etty
''Venus & Cupid''
''Venus & Cupid''
''Male nude arms upstretched''
''Male nude arms upstretched''

William Etty was born on 10th of March 1787.


An English artist best known for his historic paintings containing nude figures. One of the most controversial artists you've never heard. Etty wanted to change what people saw. He broke the rules of decorum by painting humanly realistic nudes rather than idealized gods and goddesses. Most of the criticism questioned the appropriateness of Etty’s female nudes, while the male nudes quite often found praise as “heroic.”


Etty defended himself as an innocent lover of nature’s greatest creation—the human form. Even after evoking the Biblical phrase that “to the pure of heart all things are pure,” Etty’s explanations fell on deaf ears.


''Finding God's most glorious work to be Woman, that all human beauty had been concentrated in her, I dedicated myself to painting—not the Draper's or Milliner's work—but God's most glorious work, more finely than ever had been done.''


He died 13th November 1849 at the age of 62.