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by Panagiotis Mastrantonis
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Traditional Greek sailing ship using a Sakoleva” sail - a special type of square sail, with common use in Aegean Sea and most of the Eastern... more
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Traditional Greek sailing ship using a "Sakoleva” sail - a special type of square sail, with common use in Aegean Sea and most of the Eastern Mediterranean ports.
The original word “Sakolefea” as a type of sail, is first encountered in Byzantine texts and was originally used to denote some kind of a cloak. Because of this unique sail, any kind of vessel having this rigging is named as “Sakoleva”.
Artwork #6 from the collection of miniatures "The evolution of the Greek sailing vessels from the 16th to the 19th century".
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His love and admiration for the craftsmanship and form of the sailing-ships of the past, coupled with the adventurous & somewhat magical atmosphere of the "age of sail" is what fuels the intriguing work of Panagiotis Mastrantonis. Born in 1940 in Piraeus, Greece and with family roots from the islands of Hydra and Ios, the sea and maritime scenery seems to have had a lasting underlying influence on his creative psyche. After studying freehand drawing at the Art School of George and Eleni Vakalo and architectural drawing at the Athens Technological Institute, he worked as a professional architectural modeler until 1995. Since then he engaged exclusively in drawing his sailing ship portraits, using a unique mixed technique of freehand...