Portrait of Composer Manos Hatzidakis

Portrait of Composer Manos Hatzidakis


Artist: Dmitriy Salov,
Signature: This work is signed by artist in Cyrillic Д.Салов (lower right)
Medium: Oil Painting
Themes: Portrait of Composer Manos Hatzidakis
Support: Painting on canvas
Dimensions cm: 70 x50
Type: Unique artwork
Framing: Framed


The famous Greek composer and theorist of Greek music Manos Xatzidakis is depicted by Dmitriy Salov at this painting. The Artist has met the composer and started to paint portrait shortly before the composer’s death. He employed his memory from their personal meeting to be finished it two years later in 1997. The image on the canvas fits in an academic style with the background of dark tones and the face expanded to the audience. The face of the composer is very important for the artist. The artist seeks to attract our attention to Manos Hatzidakis’ face and especially to his eyes. It seems that he seeks to uncover the mystery of the composer’s skill. This portrait of the composer is unique. Dimitris Salov is a well known Ukrainian portrait painter, the follower of Velazquez and the great master of the treatment of light and shadow in the painting. The painting is in excellent condition.

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