Pavlos Mylonas writes in an article in this Greek magazine – in Greek with a short summary in English -about Mount Athos and paintins and pictures from the 19th century.
The pantings are from a Russian artist Efymov, who painted Athos in 1835 and his works were published by Davydov. I will also show you the earliest existing Athos-photographs from 1869-70, made in Lavra, while they were building the treasury. Many of these old pictures have been hanging on the wall of the guesthouse of Karakallou, that was burnt in 1988. Luckily mr Mylonas has been able to keep a few of these pictures.
View of the monastery Panteleimonos from the West, showing the state of the compound in the period 1895-1908. This is a section of a large painting that is hanging in de guesthouse of the monastery.
Arsanas of Pantocratoros 1935, painted by Spyros Papaloukas (also see 1053)
Wood cut made by E. Papadimitriou 1934 (frontispiece of Papantoniou’s book Hagion Oros) (for balloon art see 312)
And I will end this blog today with the oldest exsisting photograph of Athos, made in 1869-70. Extensive photographic work in these years was carried out by an important Russian expedition, headed by Count Peter Sevastianov, who widely published his work in newspapers and magazines in Russia and France in the 1860s. These pictures are shown to Mylonoas in Moscow and St Petersburg, because they were no longer to be found in Karakallou, because of the 1988 fire.
Notice that the construction of the treasury of Lavra is to be seen!
Next time more of this greek magazine from 1995.
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