Fisherman folk painting is a street fishmonger of old, a Greek folk art fisherman.This is a folk art painting on salvaged wood, made by self taught, folk artist, E. Kokori.
A lovely, vintage folk art piece, this retro Greek fishmonger, is a figure we used to see in the streets up to the late seventies in Greece, both in the big cities and the smaller places, villages and islands.
This gorgeous fishmonger of old times is wearing an old fashioned, Gatsby style cap and on it he balances his open basket with the fish, he is selling.He is holding his open, blue, woven basket with both hands.He is a classic Greek of old times, a fellow with dark hair and eyes, with a dark moustache and smiling eyes.He is wearing a white shirt withrolled up sleeves and his pants are also rolled up, like a pair of shorts.Men used to do that a lot in the old, summer days, because shorts were not common then for these people.
He is barefoot and standing astride on the beach with the sea as his background.The sky is blue, dotted with tiny, white birds as seen from a distance.There is a big, red sun over the fisherman's head.The fishmonger's basket is brimming with fish and five, red fish can be seen round the rim of his open basket.There is a 'frame'/border painted at the edge of the wood and it is also blue, in a faded, indigo colour.
The wood this painting was painted on is a reclaimed piece of discarded wood, that the artist salvaged and used again, after cleaning and restoring it with varnish.The paint used for this painting was acrylic and then this folk work of art was varninshed for a longer stay of the colours.This folk art painting of a Greek fisherman measures about 12cm in length x 25cm in height x 2cm in width ( 4.72'' x 9.84'' x 0.78'').It is not a heavy piece of wood.There is a small piece of wire at the back of the painting from which to hang it on the wall.The back of the painting is painted black.
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