912 – Chair

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Painting by Theodore Jacques Rallis born in 1852). The location is the exo-narthex of the church of Vatopedi.
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Detail. Keliotes found the picture of the painting because the painting is on auction by Bonham, England. Thanks Keliotes.
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Color photograph by Cuville in 1914-1918
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Also Le Baron in 1918 made a picture of the chair cut in stone.
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5 Responses to 912 – Chair

  1. Wim says:

    What made the artist paint a WOMAN on this chair: did he want to shock or protest, or might it be the Panaghia, resting next to a travel bag?

  2. Dimitris says:

    I think that the artist just “borrowed” the architecture of Vatopaidi to use it in the painting. I don’t think that the place in the painting is supposed to be a monastery, since you can also see a man in a turkish attire and not just the woman.

  3. Mirko, Serbia says:

    Athos did shelter refugees including women and girls twice in its history: during the aftermath of the failed 1770 Orlov Revolt, and during the Greek War of Independence in 1821.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Athos

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