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The last craftsman
« on: Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 @ 16:20:13 »
End of the Line for Handpainted Movie Posters?

Three large pieces of white paper, fastened together with tape, sit on the floor of Virginia Axioti’s apartment in Athens. Standing next to the fireplace, which is hidden behind one of her huge paintings, the Greek artist mixes colors and prepares her brushes. She is about to create something in a beautiful old-school art form that is rarely practiced today.

Axioti is the last person in Greece who makes hand-painted movie posters. Athinaion Cinemas is the only cinema in the country — and one of the few worldwide — that continues to use the nonprinted billboards to advertise films.