Flowers - Gyzis Nikolaos

Gyzis Nikolaos (1842 - 1901)

Flowers, before 1895

Oil on canvas, 58 x 42 cm

Inv. Number Π.463
On view Main Building

This transparent vase with peonies, roses, carnations and a fine-stemmed hyacinth has been painted by Gyzis with freedom and artistic sensitivity. The fine gradation of pink and above all the interplay of light, which makes some of the hyacinth flowers glow, have been captured with the utmost gentleness. The bright colours of the flowers project strongly against a dark brown background.