Category Archives: art

2196 – the phiale of Grigoriou and its extraordinary paintings

In previous postings about this monastery (2154 and 2194) we took a closer look at the trapeza and the second courtyard, where monks were ‘crushing the olives’. Today we will take a closer look at the philae, that you can … Continue reading

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2190 – Markos Kampanis: new artwork

Greek artist, Markos Kampanis who made the large mural at the entrance of Vatopedi monastery have made two new paintings on wood for the new building of the (non-religious) Administration of Mount Athos in Karyes. The artworks will be placed … Continue reading

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2188 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957- 5

This post is the last in a series of five, with an overview of the pictures Cas Oorthuys made during his short visit to the Holy Mountain in July 1957. The source of the more than 800 copies of his … Continue reading

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2187 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957-4

Originally Cas Oorthuys and A. den Doolaard planned to stay five days on the Holy Mountain. They wanted to stay a night over in Vatopedi, but because they arrived by boat from Ierissos they did not posses a Diamoniterion yet, … Continue reading

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2186 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957-3

The third contact print from the Cas Oorthuys files in the Dutch photo museum contains pictures of Simonos Petras and Docheiariou. He did not visit these monasteries, because photographs up close are missing. And on this contact print number 99027 I run … Continue reading

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2185 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957-2

The second contact print from the Cas Oorthuys files in the Dutch photo museum contains pictures of Karyes, the Protaton church, and pictures of men (with the writer A. den Doolaard?) on the road with mules, probably going from Karyes … Continue reading

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2184 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957 -1

Already 12 years ago I expressed my wishes to show you more about the journey of one of the most famous Dutch photographers, Cas Oorthuys, to the Holy Mountain, together with the Dutch writer A. den Doolaard (link to my … Continue reading

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2174 – Athos related Portable Icons part 2

I have scanned the Athos Digital Heritage database on Portable Icons that have a direct connection with the Holy Mountain. Here is the second part. First the title, then the year when it was made and finally the owner of … Continue reading

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2168 – Special Offer nr 5: 50% discount on watercolors of Christos Baloukos

This week I will end the special offers with – for the time being – the last two watercolors of the Greek artist Christis Baloukos: houses near Dionysiou and Ivirón. The terms are the same as the watercolors for sale … Continue reading

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2165 – The world famous architect, Le Corbusier (1887–1965) travelled to Mount Athos in 1911 and experienced the happiest days of his life. Or: how the Holy Mountain influenced his work.

Le Corbusier became one of the world’s most renowned architects of the twentieth century. The importance of his visit to the Holy Mountain is not very common knowledge. He visited Mount Athos only once. But it made a lasting impression … Continue reading

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