Giorgos Gounaropoulos (1889
He was born outside Greece, in Sozopoli Bulgaria. He
came to Greece at the age of sixteen and after his
studies goes to Paris, where later is going to return
regularly, as his work is recognized late in Greece.
After his first ventures in the direction of
impressionism, he finally develops his own artistic
style where the chromatic atmosphere functions as a mere
suggestion and the figures (usually women) as symbols.
In his works Portrait of Cybele, Archaic Figures, and
Synthesis the artist bases his work on a timeless
atmosphere which is created by the soft colors, to
achieve the desired sublime quality in the female forms
he portrays. he avoids exactness of details and in this
general atmosphere tries to portray values of
timelessness through his forms.