In December 1920 the French magazine L’Illustration published two articles about mount Athos, in post 1829 I showed you the images from the Noel-Christmas publication from december 4th 1920.
Today I will present the pictures and watercolors from the magazine of December 25th 1920. The originals of the watercolors are kept in the museum Centre Pompidou in Paris. If you go to the museum site and type ‘Athos’ in the search bar you find them (in a better quality then the prints I show you!)
The article starts with the chapter “Les arts a l’Athos” and some black and white pictures of religious objects of poor quality, of which I wil show you two:
The cross of Nicophoros Phocas, the Byzantine emperor
Martel – watercolor (11 x 16): the courtyard and gantries in Great LavraMartel – watercolor (15 x 21): the trapeza of Great Lavra, with its stone tablesMartel – watercolor (29 x 21): Lavra, the cypress of Athanasius
Three black and white pictures: Chilandariou, a painting of the Annonciation, the apron of the Holy Virgin from Vatopedi and monks sounding a bell in DocheiariouPaul Jouve – watercolor (31 x 50), the centerfold: Iviron in the light of the moonDetail of the last image, left corner: Mont Athos, Monastere d’Iviron, Julliet 1917Black and white picture: Easter service at VatopediBlack and white picture: the Proto-Epistasis Anthymas and his gards (Seimonides)Black and white picture: the monks of DocheiariouBlack and white picture: Iviron – monks form neighbourng cells assist during the Easter ceremonyMartel – watercolor (15 x 11): the entrance to VatopediMartel – watercolor (9 x 13): the graveyard and tower of StavronikitaMartel – watercolor (7,5 x 11): Lavra, the guesthouse/archontarikiMartel – watercolor (11 x 16): Vatopedi, the courtyard and phialeMartel – watercolor (17,5 x 14): Karakalou, the katholicon
Wim Voogd, 16/6