Category Archives: art

2157 – The making of an iPad drawing of Dochiariou. The art of Tim Vyner.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/145853882 Tim Vyner, a British painter, received a bursary to draw all of the twenty Monasteries on Mount Athos. Some of the work he did on his iPad. There is a film of his iPad drawing of Dochiariou on Vimeo, … Continue reading

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2155 – two Athos icons from 1977, painted by monk Antonios

It is rather unusual to find original Athos icons, that are for sale on the internet. But almost a month ago I saw two offered on Catawiki, painted by monk Antonios. Most icons are made by anonymous painters, also on … Continue reading

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2154 – Athos art from Greek painter Baloukos

Today I will receive three icon from Athos that I bought on Catawiki, two of them painted by father Antoniou from Skiti Agia Anna, from who I bought my first icon from Agios Georgios in 2012. To find some more … Continue reading

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2152 – Wood engravings by Schmied and Goulden

These colour-printed wood-engraved plates are made by Francois – Louis Schmied (1873 – 1941) after paintings by Jean Goulden (1878 – 1946) a major in the Eastern Army Corps of France. When Goulden stayed on Mount Athos during the 1st … Continue reading

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2093 – Polykleitos Regos, painter of the Holy Mountain

Polykleitos Regos died in 1984. Herman Voogd

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2084 – Prince Charles and the Holy Mountain

The last post of Bas inspired me to search on the internet for an Athos painting made by Derek Hill. That effort wasn’t successful, the only one I found was in my own archive. I added this painting to post … Continue reading

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2083 – Derek Hill and the Holy Mountain

At the harbour of Vatopedi you may find a restored fountain and a kiosk, that were built in memory of Derek Hill, “who showed a genuine love for the monasteries of the Holy Mountain”, as is engraved in the memorial … Continue reading

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2060 – Ferdinand Bauer, a botanical draftsman

Ferdinand Bauer, a German draftsman, was hired by John Sibthorpe for an expedition to Greece to collect organic specimens that later resulted in the publication of the famous botanical work Flora Graeca Sibthorpiana. Another member of the scientific party was … Continue reading

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2059 – A lovely watercolour of Stavronikita

This very nice drawing by English painter Edward Lear (1812-1888) was sold yesterday at Christie’s London for EUR 25.000. It is a study made with pencil and watercolour paint for a later painting. On the paper some text is visible, … Continue reading

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2042 – Mount Athos by Edward Lear: new site

Stephen Duckworth has completed a website on the 1856 travels of Edward Lear with all the beautiful drawings of the monasteries. This is the link to the website. Herman Voogd

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