Fodor's Expert Review Museum of Theophilos

Mytilini Museum/Gallery

This museum, sitting amid olive groves, houses a large number of the eponymous artist's "naive," precise neo-Hellenic works, detailing the everyday life of local folk such as fishermen and farmers, and polytheical fantasies of another age. Theophilos lived in poverty but painted airplanes and cities he had never seen. He painted in bakeries for bread, and in cafés for ouzo, and walked around in ancient dress and for a time lived inside a tree that can be seen in the hamlet of Karini.

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Vareia, Lesvos  81100, Greece

22510-41644

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Rate Includes: €3, Closed weekends

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