Art: Sculptor of Gods

"If I were Chinese, I would think and work Chinese," says Christos Capralos, 55, but Capralos is a Greek and everything is all Greek to him. He lives against the azure sky that reflects the Mediterranean, surrounded by olive groves that mantle mountains where the nobility of man has been the artist's ideal since the days of Polyclitus. Capralos does not mean by his remark to compare himself to the ancients; he aims at modern work while remaining tied to the ancient tradition.

Thus he sculpts archaic warriors centaurs and gods (see opposite page)...

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