Category Archives: art

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 We have made already a lot of Lear posts on this blog but here are three unpublished images.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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1885 – art: Dutch painter Antoon Winkel

Athos monastery by Dutch artist Antoon Winkel (1923 -1989) in Cubist style.Pantocratoros by A. Winkel painted in 1961. Herman Voogd

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1848 – art: Markos Kampanis

Mount Athos, as seen through the eyes of contemporary Greek artist, Markos Kampanis.He is known for his murals in Simonas Petras but also for this large painting on the wall near the main gate of Vatopediou. During 2013 Markos Kampanis … Continue reading

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