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MURAL PAINTING

The town of Ermoupolis stands out among the Greek towns because of its elegant architecture. During the boom of the town’s growth in the second half of the 19th century, it became a tradition to employ skilled artists to decorate the interior of the town’s public and private buildings with elaborate mural painting.

Since 1998, Maria Xagorari has been working  privately and in groups of artists and restorers, on commissions to revive the old murals, or create new ones in both public and private buildings.

Bellow are examples of this charming and painstaiking work.

Public Buildings

 

Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre

The Apollo Theatre

Collaboration with Dimitris’ Fortsas group of artists to restore the glory of the historic theatre with new murals.

Apollo Theatre. At work on the ceiling.

Apollo Theatre. At work on the ceiling.

Apollo Theatre. Gilding on the ceiling.

Apollo Theatre. Gilding on the ceiling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syros-Ermoupolis Town Hall

Syros-Ermoupolis Town Hall

 Ermoupolis Town Hall

Collaboration with Anna Vassilaki in decorating the Town Hall with original murals in the spirit of the town’s neoclassic style.

Completing old mural's missing part.

Completing old mural’s missing part.

Working on the tairwell decoration.

Working on the stairwell decoration.

 

 

Velissaropoulos Mansion (Cyklades Workers' Union)

Velissaropoulos Mansion (Cyklades Workers’ Union)

Velissaropoulos Mansion

Collaboration with Dionisis Palmas to complete the old murals which had been destroyed or covered over the years, after the restoring team uncovered and fixed all that could be saved.

Trompe l'oeil ceiling.

Trompe l’oeil ceiling.

Stairwell trompe l'oeil basso rilievo.

Stairwell trompe l’oeil basso rilievo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Commissions

“A mural painting, unlike visual artworks of other forms, is inseparably connected to the architecture of each building, the lifestyle and taste of its owners and the feeling they desire the artwork to generate. It is my pleasure to assist people decide on an image that will give them pride and joy to live with and will add to the value of their building in a timeless manner. So, the process of commissioning a mural artwork is one that involves considerable preliminary interaction between myself and the customers, in order for me to get acquainted to their special needs and propose accordingly.”

Maria Xagorari

 

Selected images from private residences, chapels, hotels and restaurants that have been decorated by Maria Xagorari.

 

Faux marble samples. Painted marble immitation can transform wood or plaster into ellegant, precious looking surfaces.

Faux marble samples. Painted marble immitation can transform wood or plaster into ellegant, precious looking surfaces.

Faux marble samples. Painted marble immitation can transform wood or plaster into ellegant, precious looking surfaces.

Faux marble samples. Painted marble immitation can transform wood or plaster into ellegant, precious looking surfaces.

La Dolce Vita restaurant.

La Dolce Vita restaurant. Original mural.

Private mansion in Posseidonia.

Private mansion in Posseidonia. Original mural.

Private house in Poseidonia.

Private mansion in Poseidonia. Original mural.

Osios Parthenios Chapel. Painting the "Platitera"

Osios Parthenios Chapel. Painting the “Platitera”.

Restoration progress of neoclassical ceiling. Ipatia guest house.

Restoration progress of neoclassical ceiling. Ipatia guest house.

Private house in Ermoupolis. Uncovering the old mural.

Private house in Ermoupolis. Discovering the old mural.

Private house. Fire place clock trompe l'oeil, after Dali.

Private house. Fire place clock trompe l’oeil, after Dali.

Private house. Fire place clock trompe l'oeil, after Dali.

Private house. Fire place clock trompe l’oeil, after Dali.

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