Friday 20 June 2014

The mermaid and Karagiozis

Recently Yannis Hatzis, a famous Greek shadow puppeteer invited hubby and I at his home.
Two other shadow puppeteers Agapios Agapiou and Odysseas Kanlis were invited to Yannis Hatzis' house as well.
 First he showed us all around his collection of fantastic shadow puppets and paintings for the shadow puppetry.It was at that time that I spotted probably my most favourite of his paintings Karagiozis and the mermaid and he offered to paint one for me too!!!!!!How generous and gentle is that! Then he talked to us about Karagiozis and Greek shadow theatre.
Finally he and his sweet wife Tassoula took us out to dinner.

Here's the painting he made for me. Karagiozis meeting the mermaid at the waters of the Thermaicos Gulf in front of the landmark of my city Thessaloniki, the White Tower.
And here's the custom framed piece I made.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely picture and I love the way you've had it framed too!
Looks like you had a great time.

Barca is just gorgeous!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It must have been such an interesting evening. I love how you framed the picture and I'm not surprised you fell in love with the one with a mermaid...

Unknown said...

The painting is lovely!

Sarah in Stitches said...

That's such a lovely painting! It was so nice of him to paint it for you :D

Mii Stitch said...

Looks like you all spent a lovely evening together. It was a wonderful gift you've been given too!