465 – Art: Polyklitos Regos 1903 – 1984

Gregoriou Monastery 1979
Oil and egg tempera on canvas
100 x 75 cm
Sold in 2004 for 6.000 Eng. P.

Regos travelled extensively throughout Greece and, subsequently, the Greek landscape became one of his favourite subjects. He made frequent trips to Mt. Athos, even publishing a book of engravings in 1934. The present painting dates from 1979 and reflects the intensity inherent in Regos’ mature work. Perched on a rocky cliff above the sea, the compact and attractive Moni Grigoriou, founded in the late 14th century, occupies the centre of the composition. Regos relies on colour to emphasise the sublime majesty of the natural formations of the rocky slopes and the softly undulating surface of the sea.
Text by Bonhams.
More paintings by Regos thanks to Eikastikon.
Winter in Lavra 1934
Simonos Petras 1927
Lavra 1939

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2 Responses to 465 – Art: Polyklitos Regos 1903 – 1984

  1. herman says:

    bedankt Hans, het ziet er goed uit. En het geeft weer een antwoord op een vraag die ik http://athos.web-log.nl/athos_agios_oros_/2006/11/russische_oekra.html al had.

  2. Wim says:

    Zeer unieke foto’s, niet eerder gezien in boeken of op het web. M’n complimenten !!

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