ALIKI DEVLETOGLOU The Romantic 2004 - x +
DevA2004roma


CN: DevA2004roma

MT: acrylic on canvas (80x60)

TX: signed with brush at lower right in Greek <ADevletoglou>

DN: Mrs. Aliki Devletoglou - 2007

LC: ACG - Attica Tradition Educational Foundation, Athens

CM: The Romantic is one of the few figurative works by Aliki Devletoglou. Like all her works, this portrait has emerged from the artist's imagination. It presents the bust of a beautiful young woman with an orchid adorning her long golden hair. Her face has been rendered in a way that portrays youth in all its glory, radiating hopeful dreams, optimistic ideas and romantic feelings. Her dreamy eyes - wet and misty - focus upon the viewer's gaze expressing absolute tenderness. Her garment - vaguely described - becomes one with the open background. The entire painting gives out a transparent quality in soft pastel tones, which emit a fresh and airy atmosphere. The face, executed - like all her works - in a scale larger than life, appears sweet and familiar. The Romantic betrays the painter's intention to reproduce things unhesitatingly with comfort and spontaneously with clarity.

[Megakles 10/2007]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
CHRISTOU, CHRYSANTHOS / MICHAILIDOU, MARY / SCHINA, ATHINA Aliki Devletoglou: Painting 2000-2008 2008 Athens

ACG BIO
© THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE: ACG ART.ACG ART