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By kimonos2, Feb 1 2017 12:51PM

Josef Koudelka
Josef Koudelka
Antoine D'Agata
Antoine D'Agata
Miguel Rio Branco
Miguel Rio Branco
Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides
Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides
"Dancer I, Prague, Czech Republic" by Sylvia Nicolaides
"Dancer I, Prague, Czech Republic" by Sylvia Nicolaides
"Mouttalos, Cyprus" by Nicolas Iordanou
"Mouttalos, Cyprus" by Nicolas Iordanou

The art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (as film or an optical sensor).


The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light".


Photography has roots in remote antiquity but it was until 1839 that the photographic process was first publicly announced with the development of daguerreotype process by Louis Daguerre. “The daguerreotype is not merely an instrument which serves to draw nature . . . [it] gives her the power to reproduce herself.” (Louis Daguerre).


Time and innovation reduced the required exposure time from minutes to seconds and eventually to small fraction of a second; more economical, sensitive and convenient photographic media was introduced including roll film for casual use by amateurs and made it possible to take pictures in natural colour as well as in black-and-white. Then computer-based electronic digital cameras were introduced and new technology became widely appreciated.


Photography can be used by amateurs like a hobby, commercial use, art and science and forensics.


Photography encapsulates and depicts a perfect representation of “reality” as it once stood before the camera lens. They have a sense of authority and truthfullness.


There are many amazing photographers worldwide. Josef Koudelka, Antoine D' Agata and Miguel Rio Branco are just three of whom we admire!!


At our eshop we have available photographs by two of our crew members, Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides, both incredible photographers. One photograph from each artist is shown above. Visit our eshop to see more of their work!!











By kimonos2, Jan 27 2017 08:27AM

An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films.


The word illustration means spiritual or intellectual enlightenment.


A featured artist of Kimonos Art Center is Constantinos Hadjidemetri, an illustrator deeply influenced by painters and sculptors and fascinated by body movement and 3D space.


Some of his work is available at our online shop!!


His illustrations have a hidden sensuality, a bit of twist and an undertone of dark humour...



By kimonos2, Jan 24 2017 01:19PM

Robert Motherwell
Robert Motherwell
Elegy to the Spanish Republic No.110
Elegy to the Spanish Republic No.110
Samurai
Samurai

Robert Motherwell was born 24th January 1915.


A painter, printmaker and editor. He is considered one of the great American Abstract Expressionist painters.


His paintings, prints and collages feature simple shapes, bold color contrasts and a dynamic balance between restrained and boldly gestural brushstrokes. They reflect a dialogue with art history, philosophy and contemporary art. His intellect not only undergirded his gorgeous, expressive paintings but also made Motherwell one of the leading writers, theorists, and advocates of the New York School.



"Every intelligent painter carries the whole culture of modern painting in his head. It is his real subject, of which everything he paints in both an homage and a critique, and everything he says is a gloss."

Robert Motherwall


He died July 16, 1991 at the age of 76.


By kimonos2, Jan 16 2017 08:29AM

''Airbrush''
''Airbrush''
''Nude'' by Yiannis Sakellis
''Nude'' by Yiannis Sakellis
''Nude'' by Yiannis Sakellis
''Nude'' by Yiannis Sakellis

An airbrush is a small, air-operated tool that sprays most often paint but also ink and dye. (see photo above ''airbrush'')


The technique is the freehand manipulation of the airbrush, medium, air pressure and distance from the surface being sprayed in order to produce a certain predictable result on a consistent basis with or without shields or stencils.


Airbrush can be used in art and illustration, photo retouching, murals (any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall), temporary airbrush tattoos, airbrush tanning, finger nail art, clothing, automotive etc.


A very interesting technique that once learned can provide great results!!


Lessons for this technique are provided at Kimonos Art Center by Charalambos Kneknas.


Some example of airbrush paintings are those of Yiannis Sakellis (see photos above ''Nude''), which are also available on our online shop www.kimonosartshop.com


For more information please contact us at buyart@kimonosartshop.com

By kimonos2, Jan 11 2017 12:29PM

Georgios Jakobides
Georgios Jakobides
Potrait of Vassilakis Melas
Potrait of Vassilakis Melas
The First Steps
The First Steps

Georgios Jakobides was born January 11th 1853.


He was a painter and sculptor. He was the founder and first curator of the National Galley of Greece in Athens.


He studied In Munich Academy of Arts and was influenced by the German academic Realism, his most famous paintings were of children.


Iakovidis dominated Greek painting for many years, becoming an important influence for an entire generation of Greek painters


He died 13 December 1932.