11 Works, Today, March 1st. is artist Nikolaos Gyzis’ day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #060

Nikolaos Gyzis (1842–1901)
Historia, c. 1892

Oil on panel
Private collection

Nikolaos Gyzis (1 March 1842–4 January 1901) was considered one of Greece’s most important 19th-century painters. He was most famous for his work Eros and the Painter (See below), his first genre painting. It was auctioned in May 2006 at Bonhams in London, being last exhibited in Greece in 1928. He was the major representative of the so-called “Munich School”, the major 19th-century Greek art movement…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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