Theodoros Manolidis (Greek, born 1940) Spring 100 x 90 cm.
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Theodoros Manolidis (Greek, born 1940) Spring 100 x 90 cm.
Sold for £30,000 (US$ 50,424) inc. premium
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Theodoros Manolidis (Greek, born 1940)
signed in Greek (lower right)
oil and gold leaf on canvas
100 x 90 cm.


  • Painted in 1990.

    Distinguished for his magnificent baroque compositions captured in an amazingly illusionistic style, Theodoros Manolides invests his elaborate, veristic still lifes with historical references, mythological allegories and metaphysical allusions. Drawing from ancient Greek vase painting, antique sculpture, Pompeian frescoes, Byzantine icons and mosaics, Dutch stilleben, folk art and miniature drawings, he forms a nexus of dynamic intensities, stark juxtapositions and surprising correlations, uniting past and present in a highly personal artistic kaleidoscope.1 “My work produces pictures of the soul, pictures that try to convey the present day in a code of symbols.”2

    1. See A. Schina, ‘Mythologia Naturalis’ in Theodore Manolides, Skira, Milano 2006, pp. 15-26.
    2. T. Manolides, ‘Transhistorical Reality’ in Theodore Manolides, p. 9.
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