1205 – art: Nikos Velmos

NIKOS VELMOS Nea Panagia  Letter to Fotis Kontoglou

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.

Profile of Reverend Kosmas Papastavrou from Agion Oros ca. 1927

Glasses #05: Profile of Reverend Kosmas Papastavrou from Agion Oros ca. 1927
graphite on paper (19×13)

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4 Responses to 1205 – art: Nikos Velmos

  1. ??????? says:

    ????? ? ????????? ?????????? (1917-1981) ??? ????? ??? ? ???????? ??? ??????? ?????? ?? (1901-1964).
    http://agioritikesmnimes.pblogs.gr/2010/02/580471.html
    http://agioritikesmnimes.pblogs.gr/files/f/271584-18.JPG
    ? ??????? ????, ?? ??????????? ??? ?.?. ????? ?????????????, ??? ?????????? ?? ?????????? ??? ??????, ????? ?? 1968 ???? ??? ?????? ????????.

  2. ??????? says:

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  3. Vasxedlis says:

    ‘….was destroyed in a fire in 1968.’ Therefore the picture is not that recent as it may seem, I think. It must be before 1968, because that old room does not exist anymore, as ??????? said.

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