Gradually the impressionists and other modern schools
increased their influence. In the early 20th century Greek artists
turned from Munich to Paris.
The interest of Greek painters,
artists changes from historical
representations to Greek landscapes with an emphasis on light and
colours so much abundant in Greece. Representatives of this artistic
change are Konstantinos Parthenis, Konstantinos Maleas, Nicolaos Lytras
and Georgios Bouzianis. K. Parthenis, in particular, introduces
historical, religious and mythological elements that allow the
classification of Greek painting into modern art. The same is true with
the landscapes of K. Maleas and the expressionism of G. Bouzianis. The period of 1930’s was a landmark for the Greek painters, with Yiannis Tsarouchis, Yiannis Moralis, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Spyros
Vassileiou, Alekos Kontopoulos (introduced abstraction in Greek
paintings) and Spyros Papaloukas coming into the limelight of Greek Art.
These painters tried mainly to combine leading European trends with