Category Archives: art

1954 – Edward Lears watercolours for sale

Three watercolours by English artist Edward Lear are for sale at Christies on 8 december 2017. Lear made more than 50 drawings on Mt Athos in 1856. Every now and then they appear on the market. The drawings are very … Continue reading

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1934 – Div Rajkovic, photographer and a true friend of Mount Athos

Here, in one of the dormitories of Esfigmenou we met Div Rajkovic in May 2017, a very friendly man from Serbia also known as Lazar(us), his Athonian name. We had an interesting conservation about Esfigmenou and how friendly the monks … Continue reading

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1925 – 3 monasteries by Edward Lear

On the 5th of July 2017 Christies will auction 3 drawings by Edward Lear. We have made already a lot of Lear posts on this blog but here are three unpublished images. A very nice impression of the monastery of … Continue reading

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1924 – Mikra Skiti Anna by Regos

Little Agia Anna seen from the shore by Polykleitos Regos painted in 1983.This picture is taken on the footpath coming from Katounakia in 2017. The path leads to the house with the cypresses then crossing the gap in the ridge which is … Continue reading

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1908 – Composer Igor Stravinsky was never on Athos and Diaghilev neither

As a devout member of the Russian Orthodox church the Russian composer Igor Fjodorovitsj Stravinsky (1882- 1971) was a keen collector of religious books and objects. Not so much in the early years of his adult life, in the wild … Continue reading

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1906 – Corrodi’s nocturnal ascent on Mount Athos

Hermann David Salomon Corrodi (1844-1905) was an Italian artist, based in Rome, who painted mainly Oriental and historical scenes. He travelled a lot in the Orient, was popular in royal circles and even became befriended with Queen Victoria. In the … Continue reading

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1895 – Drawings by Edward Lear

Chilandariou in 1856 by Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo). Chilandariou in 2009. Restoring the monastery after the fire of 2004. Edward Lear, 16th September 1856, Xenofontos.Xenofontos 2015. Herman Voogd

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