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Panos Sarafianos
Panos Sarafianos
"There are artists who start with the spontaneous and artists who follow the study. The way the contemporary artists work, whether they start from the spontaneous or from the study, leads to the same aesthetic effect. Now ... the spontaneous lines, as they are in the Geometric or in the Neolithic drawings, are a start. A spontaneous line, when it is first drawn, represents sometimes the ground, sometimes the sea, sometimes a tree, sometimes a human being. In case of abstraction the opposite happens. The spontaneous lines attain, through study and inspection, the appearance of a symbol ... " PANOS SARAFIANOS
Gifted, visionary, confidant, supporting, communicable, he gave an extremely essential and renewed dimension to the world master. He did not create a school. It was ideas and faith he infused to the young. He encouraged the development of their personality and, to the extend they were receptive, he helped them understand that art has a social purpose too. "In his teaching he would give his students enough leeway to branch out on their own and using their individual  sensibility as a guide develop their personal idiom. Far from seeking to keep them to the expressionism he himself had embraced -and this we have from those directly concerned- he tried to teach them how to best express themselves through colour and line.

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