Angelos Theodoropoulos (Doctoral thesis)

Μπενάτση, Λαμπρινή Α.

The purpose of this PhD dissertation was to study the work of painter and engraver Angelos Theodoropoulos. We started researching biographical details in Athens registry to verify the date of birth. We continued with his studies in Leonteio Lyceum and at the school of Fine Arts to see the influences he had received from his professors and see how he evolved later. So, we have shown that the project is very large and covers a wide spectrum in the field of Visual Arts: engravings, Monotypes, paintings, book illustrations, sketches and cartoons in newspapers. We have rightly pointed out that Theodoropoulos belongs today to the pioneers of engraving. We realized that Theodoropoulos inspired by the historical events of his era, Greek and International, and therefore these are intertwined with their time and comment. For example, the reference in Eleftherios Venizelos’ electoral victory at 12-8-1910. This indicates a direct acceptance of the project in its era. We studied and commented book illustrations. These are the work of Thlimenoi Theoi entiposeis apo to Parisi, by Kostas Athanatos, Dyo Agapes by Nikos Velmos, Ta Theia Dora by Zacharias Papantoniou. Of course, his contribution to this field has its own significance for the designer of his work. Then we worked with the main volume of his work which are the engravings. We showed that he was dealt with all kinds of engraving and did a) woodcuts b) engravings. At woodcuts used right and oblique wood, where he studied the shadings and the internal structure of the site. In the engravings he used all the techniques. Theodoropoulos’ thematic area covers a wide range: still lifes, landscapes, island landscapes, portraits, nudes. Through the analysis we realized that different, each time technique, gives a different aesthetic result. We have noticed that here again the era does not leave him unaffected. The war, the occupation, the famine recorded in his works. From the technical point of view, it became clear that Theodoropoulos studied all major painters, Greeks and foreigners (Parthenis, Maleas, Bouzianis, Cézanne, Mattisse, Ingres, Munch, Kirchener), but also Le Corbusier another revitalizer of art. Therefore, his broad knowledge is an item you have to highlight. It became clear through the analysis that Theodoropoulos impressed all the new trends in Europe: Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Fauvism and he assimilated and he used the new elements in his work. We showed in this thesis that eventually Theodoropoulos creates a pictorial universe, which refers and intertwined with the history, the tradition, the Greek and European mainstream. This conjugation of Greek and European is one of the elements presented in this thesis. We, in order to study the work of Angelos Theodoropoulos, we used the tools of construction project.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών. Τμήμα Πλαστικών Τεχνών και Επιστημών της Τέχνης
Subject classification: Χαρακτική
Keywords: Χαρακτική,Ζωγραφική,Εικονογράφηση,Λογοτεχνία,Γελοιογραφία,Engraving,Painting,Illustration,Literature,Caricature
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