Still Life / Breads - Gyzis Nikolaos

Gyzis Nikolaos (1842 - 1901)

Still Life / Breads, ca 1880

Oil on canvas, 54 x 80 cm

Inv. Number Π.549
On view Main Building

Towards the end of his life, Gyzis produced certain exquisite still lifes in a break from painting large subjects. In this still life, an oval silver plate reflecting a dark light, three well-baked bread loaves and two pieces of pastry are laid on a reddish tablecloth. An opportunity for the masterful artist to prove his hand in capturing textures and creating compositions of minimal colour, in which dark hues along with red colour and the gold colour of the bread prevail.