Nea Panagia and letter to Fotis Kontoglou
Inscribed with pencil at lower right in Greek <NVelmos / Nea Panagia of Thess/niki / 10-7-26>, at rear upper left <Daphne of Mount Athos 15-7-26 / Dear Fotis I disembarked on Agion Oros / to stay for a handful of days and to / make a tour of the monasteries. I send you / these couple of sketches for you to appreciate / my progress! And to admire! / I shall write to you again and see you and catch up. / Geia sou / Nikos>
Below another drawing made on Mount Athos by Nikos Velmos 1890-1930. Velmos turned towards sketching impelled by his friend, the writer Stratis Doukas (see his portrait by Papaloukas on post nr. 1204). Being quite linear, his sketches illustrate an effort to preserve the originality of simple, everyday human types.
Glasses #05: Profile of Reverend Kosmas Papastavrou from Agion Oros ca. 1927
graphite on paper (19×13)