437 – Art: Dominique Papety 1815 -1849

Monks painting a fresco, aquarel, collection Musee Magnin, Dijon, France.
But in which refectory are they painting? Or is in a church? new info 122/4/2021: this in a chapel or church in Iviron in 1846.

Papety and Charles Fournier established a strong friendship and from April to August 1846 they traveled together to Greece to explore ancient sites and return to the source of Western civilization. They arrived in Corfu, then visited the Ionian Islands, the Peloponnese, Delphi, Athens, and the monasteries of Mount Athos. Papety brought back a comprehensive and detailed pictorial record of the journey, including landscapes, archaeological plans, and copies. After returning to France, he published an account of their travels in the Revue des Deux Mondes in 1847, testimony to painters’ growing interest in Hellenism in the year of the foundation of the Ecole francaise d’Athenes. In 1890, Sabatier bequeathed to the Louvre five albums and 130 loose sheets representing the greater part of the drawings Papety had produced in Greece. (source: Louvre)
hv+wv 2021 more info collections Louvre)

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3 Responses to 437 – Art: Dominique Papety 1815 -1849

  1. herman says:

    Wim, leuke ontdekking nr 328. Deze lijst kan vrijelijk worden aangevuld.

  2. Wim says:

    Ik vrees dat ie wel eens lang kan gaan worden………….

  3. Aaron Taylor says:

    I would think this was a church, since I’ve never seen the Platytera at the top of the apse in a refectory, but only in churches, and since the niche on the left of the picture looks to be a prothesis table used for preparing the Eucharistic gifts.

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