Museums and Monuments

Museums and Monuments

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Museums and Monuments

MUSEUMS The Museum of Theophilus of Mytilene The museum of Theophilus is located in the suburb Varia in Mytilene. It houses an extensive part of the works of the popular artist Theophilus Hatzimichael. Theophilus was born and spent his childhood in Varia. Later he will flee to Smyrna and from there he will go to Pelion, where for thirty years he wanders either dressed as a Tsolias or as Alexander the Great. He goes back to Mytilene after it was liberated and completes his curriculum in painting. He used to draw at coffee shops, houses, and chapels very often in return for a meal. His works are distinguished for their rigor and brilliance, harmony in colors and a bizarre primitivism. His subjects have their origin in nature and history. The recognition...

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