493 – Spyros Papaloukas 1882 – 1957 part 3

Mount Athos, the holy mount, is the only place in Greece entirely devoted to prayer and the worship of God. Set on a peninsula of extraordinary natural beauty, Mount Athos attracted painters as well as worshippers. Having initially trained as an apprentice to an icon painter, Papaloukas returned to Mount Athos in 1923 to recover from his experiences as a war artist in the Greek army during the Asia Minor campaign, to further his studies of Byzantine iconography, and to paint the local scenery. Text Sotheby’s.

Houses on a hillside 1924
Houses in Protato (sold for GBP 84.000 Sotheby’s)
Mount Athos, 1924, oil on board
See also post 1 and post 2.

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