|The Argo, after 1850, Konstantinos Volanakis|
|Volanakis died a pauper in 1907.|
|The Moonlit harbor of Volos, Konstantinos Volanakis|
|Naval battle at Lissa, 1869, Konstantinos Volanakis|
|Exodus of the Ares, 1894, Konstantinos Volanakis|
|The Burning of a Turkish Frigate, Konstantinos Volanakis. The paintings from top to bottom can be read as something akin to a movie recording the event.|
Konstantinos Volanakis was very poor in his later years, due to the burden of his very large family and more important, a general decline of interest in his art. In a rather innovative effort to increase his income, Volanakis reversed the usual method of painting first, then framing the finished painting. By working with a group of framers who crafted luxuriously carved frames, he then creating paintings to fit them. My guess is the arrangement was none too successful or the practiced might still be around today.
|I am especially fond of the effects of calm seas the artist|
captures in his paintings depicting fishing boats.
|Inauguration of the Corinth Canal, |