28 Apr 2017

Swirls of Colors and Shapes used in Portrait Paintings

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Beautiful paintings that look a bit like topographical maps.
Greek Artist Nikos Gyftakis, makes an analogy in order to explain his paintings.  If you were to stand still in front of the mirror, your entire body would be fixed, with the exception of the flow of energy within you, which he symbolises with arcs and circles in his paintings.  Colors and shapes, swirl around the face of his models in a continuous way, rather than the sharp lines that constitute our features.  As you will see below, his self-portraits include contortions and distortions of his face, that only add to this surreal motion of color.

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Edwige.
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Helena next to her portrait.
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Kakia next to her portrait.
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Father.
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Aunt Georgia.
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Eleftheria.
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Lars.
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Harris.
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Self Portrait.
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Self Portrait.
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Self Portrait.
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