Polykleitos Regos

(19031984 ) - Artworks
REGOS Polykleitos Athos As Viewed From Simonopetra's Main Balcony

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Polykleitos Regos - Boy With Yellow Hat

Polykleitos Regos - Boy With Yellow Hat

Original 1950
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Polykleitos Rengos (Greek, 1903-1984) Boy with yellow hat signed in Greek and dated '1950' (lower right) egg tempera on panel 78 x 63.5 cm. Footnotes Exhibited Athens, Zappeion Hall, Painters and Sculptors , 1950. Athens, National Gallery - A. Soutzos Museum, Polykleitos Rengos , September 1980, no.69 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue). Thessaloniki, Vafopouleio Cultural Centre - 18th Dimitria, Polykleitos Rengos , October 1983, no. 40 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue). Literature O Aionas Mas magazine, no. 39, May 1950, p. 160 (illustrated). Zygos magazine, no. 42, July-August 1980, no. 5, p. 21 (illustrated). Dictionary of Greek Artists , Melissa editions, vol. 4, Athens 2000, p. 94 (illustrated). A pivotal work in the artist's career and an important statement of postwar figuration, Child with yellow hat can be read as a metaphor for Greece emerging in the early 1950s from the ravages of WWII and civil war. As recalled by the artist's son Constantinos, who posed for the picture, "it was during the carnival days just before Lent in 1950. Rengos was in a happy mood and this painting testifies to it. Note that the conical Pierrot hat has a tassel of colourful streamers waving in the air. What Rengos is trying to say is: the devastating 1940s are over, now is the dawn of a new era." The picture shows a child riding a tricycle on the Thessaloniki waterfront under a starry sky with sailboats floating peacefully in the background. There is a black-and-white photograph kept in the family's records that depicts Rengos's son wearing the outfit in the painting, namely the beige coat, the black shoes and white socks and, of course, the dazzling yellow Pierrot hat with the characteristic polka dots. The moored caiques behind him, which transported citrus fruit from the Sporades islands, are named 'St. Nikolaos', 'St. Constantinos' and 'St. Georgios', alluding to the artist's two sons and his wife Georgia. Therefore, this painting, besides being a captivating rendition of childhood as a reflection of the artist's subjective eye, it's also an ingenious family portrait foreshadowing his 1957 work titled Evangelistria, Tinos where he lovingly portrayed his family in the midst of an olive grove. When asked about his portraits, Rengos used to say: "To do a portrait, a real portrait, there must be love." The subject of the child dressed as a Pierrot or Harlequin had been a popular theme since the early 18th century, when Watteau introduced the Commedia dell' Arte figure Gilles (or Pierrot) in his paintings, influencing artists throughout Europe from Fragonard to Renoir and Picasso, whose pictures of his son Paulo are among his finest works. Rengos's Child with yellow hat also alludes to Pissarro's Enfant avec cheval mécanique , 1875 and Monet's representation of his son Jean on his horse tricycle, 1872 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). Moreover, Rengos's enchanting canvas is an homage to his teacher D. Galanis, whose portrait of his son Jean on his hobby horse from 1914 is one of the most enduring images of Modern Greek art.
Polykleitos Regos - Travelling The Aegean Sea, Samothrace

Polykleitos Regos - Travelling The Aegean Sea, Samothrace

Original 1959
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Polykleitos Regos (Greek, 1903-1984) Travelling the Aegean Sea, Samothrace signed and dated 'POL. REGOS / 1959' (lower left) mixed media on canvas 72 x 69 cm. EXHIBITED: New Jersey, Morristown, Macculloch, Hall Museum, Polykleitos Rengos Paintings , 11-25 September 1959, no 32. Philadelphia, Commercial Museum, Polyclitos Rengos , 11-26 June 1960, no 23. Athens, National Gallery and Alexander Soutzos Museum, Polykleitos Rengos , 1980, no 95.
Polykleitos Regos - The Monastery Of Zografou, Mount Athos

Polykleitos Regos - The Monastery Of Zografou, Mount Athos

Original 1963
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Polykleitos Regos (Greek, 1903-1984) The monastery of Zografou, Mount Athos signed and dated 'POL. REGOS / 1963' (lower left) oil on hardboard 72 x 70 cm. PROVENANCE: Private collection, Serbia. EXHIBITED: Belgrad, Ulusov Pavijon na Kalemegdanu , 29 April - 5 May, 1964, no 19.
Polykleitos Regos - Athos As Viewed From Simonopetra's Main Balcony

Polykleitos Regos - Athos As Viewed From Simonopetra's Main Balcony

Original 1972
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Polykleitos Regos (Greek, 1903-1984) Athos as viewed from Simonopetra's main balcony signed in Greek and dated '72' (lower left) oil and egg tempera on canvas 75 x 101 cm. PROVENANCE: Estate of the artist. EXHIBITED: Boston, Concourse Gallery, 1974. Athens, ORA Gallery, 1974. Thessaloniki, Kochlias Gallery, 1975. Thessaloniki, REPLICS Gallery, 9 December 1991-9 January 1992. Nikiti, Nikiti's Museum, Chalkidiki, Regos , 25 July-17 August 1992, no 31. Chalkidiki, Porto Carras, 19 July-4 August 1997, no 1. LITERATURE: Eleftheri Genia magazine, May 1979, issue 31 (illustrated on the cover page).
Polykleitos Regos - View Of Delfi

Polykleitos Regos - View Of Delfi

Original 1924
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Polykleitos Rengos (1903-1984) View of Delfi signed in Greek and dated '1924' (lower right) oil on cardboard 26 x 20 cm. Footnote: Litetature: M. Stefanidis, Ellinomouseio , Vol. 5, Athens 2009, 2nd edition, p. 52 (illustrated) Exhibited: Athens, the old Municipal Theater, Exhibition of Four artists (P. Regos, S. Vassiliou, S. Kokinos, A. Polykandriotis), 25 March – 25 April 1926. Larissa, Municipal gallery, Y.Katsigras Museum, Polykleitos Regos, 11 December 1998 – 5 February 1999. no 1 (illustrated in the catalogue). Among the first class of students to graduate from the legendary Nikos Lytras studio in 1926, Polykleitos Regos evolved into a prominent figure of Greek landscape painting. His early works reflect the stylistic qualities of his teacher and echo similar approaches by Maleas and Papaloukas, who in 1924, when the 21-year old Regos painted Delphi, had made a bold artistic statement with his Mt. Athos series shown in Thessaloniki. However, as noted by Professor S. Lydakis, "the influence of Lytras in his work is important only in terms of surface texture. Regos is by nature a lyrical and romantic artist, a daydreamer with a genteel attitude." 1 While Delphi demonstrates a bold handling of volumetric form, the artist, nonetheless, lovingly depicts the fine colour gradations that flicker within the luminous atmosphere and charge the pictorial space with a vibrant quality. Regarding his participation in the 1926 "Four Young Artists" show, which included the work offered at auction, the press noted that "Regos' luminous paintings exude the optimism, cheerfulness and carefree attitude of youth." 2 1 . S. Lydakis, Zygos magazine, no. 42, July-August 1980, p. 29 2 . Efimerida Elliniki daily, 27/3/1926
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