Dimitris Mytaras is active/lives in Greece. Dimitris Mytaras is known for abstract, surreal figurative, marine and still life painitng.
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Dimitris Mytaras is a Greek artist born in Chalkis in 1934 and is
considered one of the important Greek painters of the 20th century.
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His work is mainly inspired by the human figure, and a combination of
naturalism and expressionism. From the 1960s onward, Mytaras moved in
the direction of Critical Realism, while from 1975 an expressionistic
approach became more and more marked in his output.
From 1953 till 1957, Mytaras studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts
under Yiannis Moralis. Later on he studied stage design at the Ecole
Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. From 1964 till 1972,
he directed the Interior Decoration Workshop of the Athens
Technological Institute. Since 1975 he has been teaching at the
Painting Workshop of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Mytaras has
participated in more than 30 international group shows, including the
1972 Venice Biennale.
During the time of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974, Mytaras
sought to comment critically on Greek life through a series of
realistic works entitled Photographic Documents.
In later life he turned towards classical themes.
Mytaras was also selected to create one of the official posters for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Dimitris Mytaras was born in Chalkida,
Greece. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and
stage design at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
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In his works, the most prominent features are the intense movement of
the design and the vivid colours. Expressionistic atmospheres, along
with an obvious mood for social critique, are prevalent in all the
periods in the last thirty years.
His plastic values are classically structured. Professor of the Athens
School of Fine Arts, Mytaras has exhibited in many of the world's
capitals and has participated in virtually every important Biennal.
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