Posts tagged by #Craxton

2days left for visiting my exhibition of Studies from the southern Peloponnese @helleniccentre_w1 .
The ever present olive grove sloping to a deep blue violet sea near Diros on the shady side. Just a thin dusting of red earth over rock. It amazed us to see how the Maniots once cultivated olives in places that no sane person would even try to walk through. #abandonedvillage #ruins #greece #contemporaryart #patrickleighfermor #Mani #Mediterranean #Peloponnese #ghika #craxton #paintingmountains #paintingolives #olivegroves #bakinginthesun #landscapepainting #paintingthesea #sunblisteredseagirdled
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2days left for visiting my exhibition of Studies from the southern Peloponnese @helleniccentre_w1 .
The ever present olive grove sloping to a deep blue violet sea near Diros on the shady side. Just a thin dusting of red earth over rock. It amazed us to see how the Maniots once cultivated olives in places that no sane person would even try to walk through. #abandonedvillage #ruins #greece #contemporaryart #patrickleighfermor #Mani #Mediterranean #Peloponnese #ghika #craxton #paintingmountains #paintingolives #olivegroves #bakinginthesun #landscapepainting #paintingthesea #sunblisteredseagirdled
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3 days of the Mani show left to go @helleniccentre_w1 .
Here a windswept ruin in Lagio/Layia. Inside these: bedsteads, trunks of linen, broken rush chairs and faded pictures of Saints pinned to the wall.. abandoned and bereft of life. The Mani has suffered a drain of the young to Kalmata, Athens and beyond.
#thelandofevilcouncil #thehelleniccentre #paintingmountains #craxton #ghika #Peloponnese #Mediterranean #Mani #pleinairpainting #patrickleighfermor #contemporaryart #greece #ruins
#abandonedvillage
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3 days of the Mani show left to go @helleniccentre_w1 .
Here a windswept ruin in Lagio/Layia. Inside these: bedsteads, trunks of linen, broken rush chairs and faded pictures of Saints pinned to the wall.. abandoned and bereft of life. The Mani has suffered a drain of the young to Kalmata, Athens and beyond.
#thelandofevilcouncil #thehelleniccentre #paintingmountains #craxton #ghika #Peloponnese #Mediterranean #Mani #pleinairpainting #patrickleighfermor #contemporaryart #greece #ruins
#abandonedvillage
4 days left of Mani: In the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor. @helleniccentre_w1 
It's those 'bad mountains' at dusk with the towers of Flomochoria below, on the sunward side of Mani. The land of evil council! One day to climb up and one to get down. I had the most welcome cold beer of my life in Flomochorias only bar...worth waiting for.
#landscapepainting #greece #londonart #contemporaryart #patrickleighfermor #Mani #Mediterranean #Peloponnese #pleinairpainting #darkforboding
#ghika #craxton #climbingmountains #paintingmountains #thehelleniccentre #thelandofevilcouncil
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4 days left of Mani: In the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor. @helleniccentre_w1
It's those 'bad mountains' at dusk with the towers of Flomochoria below, on the sunward side of Mani. The land of evil council! One day to climb up and one to get down. I had the most welcome cold beer of my life in Flomochorias only bar...worth waiting for.
#landscapepainting #greece #londonart #contemporaryart #patrickleighfermor #Mani #Mediterranean #Peloponnese #pleinairpainting #darkforboding
#ghika #craxton #climbingmountains #paintingmountains #thehelleniccentre #thelandofevilcouncil
6 days of my paintings of Mani in the Peloponnese @helleniccentre_w1 Detail of study made on top of Mt Sagias in the Taygetus range. Nothing but shattered rock, boulders and stones of every size, punctuated by occasional stunted thorn trees, the odd goat and us.
#thehelleniccentre #landscapepainting #greece #londonart #contemporaryart #patrickleighfermor #paintingmountains #climbingmountains #Mani #Mediterranean #Peloponnese #pleinairpainting #bakinginthesun #itsallgreektome #ghika #craxton
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6 days of my paintings of Mani in the Peloponnese @helleniccentre_w1 Detail of study made on top of Mt Sagias in the Taygetus range. Nothing but shattered rock, boulders and stones of every size, punctuated by occasional stunted thorn trees, the odd goat and us.
#thehelleniccentre #landscapepainting #greece #londonart #contemporaryart #patrickleighfermor #paintingmountains #climbingmountains #Mani #Mediterranean #Peloponnese #pleinairpainting #bakinginthesun #itsallgreektome #ghika #craxton
“Pastoral for P.W.” by John Craxton, 1948. P.W is Peter Watson, a collector of modern paintings who had supported Craxton. The painting depicts Greece and also celebrates the power of music with the goats held in its thrall.
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“Pastoral for P.W.” by John Craxton, 1948. P.W is Peter Watson, a collector of modern paintings who had supported Craxton. The painting depicts Greece and also celebrates the power of music with the goats held in its thrall.
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In a really impressive and well attended show at the Saatchi dominated by Herons, Scotts, Sutherland’s......and Frosts and more Craxtons and Barns Graham’s than I’ve seen under one roof -
I liked this canvas.
#breonocasey #saatchi #art #exhibition #piper #craxton #heron #frost #chelsea #scott #barnsgraham #wilhelminabarnsgraham #williamscott #fineart #lanyon #peterlanyon #grahamsutherland #love #colour #britishart #tate #nude #recliningnude #pangolin #pangolingallery @pangolin.london
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In a really impressive and well attended show at the Saatchi dominated by Herons, Scotts, Sutherland’s......and Frosts and more Craxtons and Barns Graham’s than I’ve seen under one roof -
I liked this canvas.
#breonocasey #saatchi #art #exhibition #piper #craxton #heron #frost #chelsea #scott #barnsgraham #wilhelminabarnsgraham #williamscott #fineart #lanyon #peterlanyon #grahamsutherland #love #colour #britishart #tate #nude #recliningnude #pangolin #pangolingallery @pangolin.london
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Summer’s not over, honest!
If you’re not quite ready for woolly jumpers and hot cocoa just yet, why not come down to our Sixties Summer Sensations event at the Macdonald Craxton Wood hotel in September!
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This is the final chance to join us for this event in 2018.
Cool cats and groovy chicks are all welcome to join in with this feel good event ✌️
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#greatdays #greatdaysgrouptravel
#grouotravel #tours #grouptours #travel #tours #60s #summer #party #lunch #summerparty #event #september #new #daytrip #booknow #lunchtime #craxton #macdonaldhotel #summersendations #sixties
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Summer’s not over, honest!
If you’re not quite ready for woolly jumpers and hot cocoa just yet, why not come down to our Sixties Summer Sensations event at the Macdonald Craxton Wood hotel in September!
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This is the final chance to join us for this event in 2018.
Cool cats and groovy chicks are all welcome to join in with this feel good event ✌️
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#greatdays #greatdaysgrouptravel
#grouotravel #tours #grouptours #travel #tours #60s #summer #party #lunch #summerparty #event #september #new #daytrip #booknow #lunchtime #craxton #macdonaldhotel #summersendations #sixties
That mountain once more. Mt. Elijah above Ano Boularii, in the deep Mani - late afternoon. 
The face of this mountain looks due west and consequently gets lit up by the lowering sun. It looks exaggerated, but is probably even more luminous in reality. These mountains are utterly desolate , but look stunning as they catch the light.
#greekpainting #patrickleighfermor #britishmuseumlondon #johnchapman #Peloponnese #oilpainting #charmedlives #contemporaryart #Mani #loveGreece #paintingmountains #craxton #ghika #landscapepainting
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That mountain once more. Mt. Elijah above Ano Boularii, in the deep Mani - late afternoon.
The face of this mountain looks due west and consequently gets lit up by the lowering sun. It looks exaggerated, but is probably even more luminous in reality. These mountains are utterly desolate , but look stunning as they catch the light.
#greekpainting #patrickleighfermor #britishmuseumlondon #johnchapman #Peloponnese #oilpainting #charmedlives #contemporaryart #Mani #loveGreece #paintingmountains #craxton #ghika #landscapepainting
"When God had finished making the world, he had a sack of stones left over and he emptied it here..." Mani, Patrick Leigh Fermor p.112
Its that mountain again. Mt. Elijah, crackling in the midday sun. The great cliff on top like a huge pie crust, cast deep blue shadows while the scree seemed to sparkle in the light.
#Peloponnese #oilpainting #johnchapman #mani #britishmuseumlondon #craxton #ghika #patrickleighfermor #greekpainting #maddogsandenglishman
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"When God had finished making the world, he had a sack of stones left over and he emptied it here..." Mani, Patrick Leigh Fermor p.112
Its that mountain again. Mt. Elijah, crackling in the midday sun. The great cliff on top like a huge pie crust, cast deep blue shadows while the scree seemed to sparkle in the light.
#Peloponnese #oilpainting #johnchapman #mani #britishmuseumlondon #craxton #ghika #patrickleighfermor #greekpainting #maddogsandenglishman
«Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love» - Rumi. I enjoyed so much last week, a private viewing of the very beautiful exhibition “Charmed lives in Greece” at the @britishmuseum , organised by the @hicd.greece, the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in the UK. The viewing was followed by a lecture by Ian Collins. An exhibition you definitely want to see - it focuses on the lives and work of three extraordinary men, revealing a fascinating story of art and friendship in post-war Greece! Many thanks to my colleague, amazing Greek pianist @stavros_dritsas, who took the first photo you see of this album :-)) 👍😍
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#monday #mondaymotivation #rumi #beinlove #love #passion #greece #uk #britishmuseum #london #charmedlivesingreece #craxton #ghika #fermor #iancollins #art #exhibition #opera #singing #classicalmusic #soprano #operasinger #katerinaminasoprano #photooftheday #instagood #instafun #tb #friday #tbt
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«Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love» - Rumi. I enjoyed so much last week, a private viewing of the very beautiful exhibition “Charmed lives in Greece” at the @britishmuseum , organised by the @hicd.greece , the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in the UK. The viewing was followed by a lecture by Ian Collins. An exhibition you definitely want to see - it focuses on the lives and work of three extraordinary men, revealing a fascinating story of art and friendship in post-war Greece! Many thanks to my colleague, amazing Greek pianist @stavros_dritsas , who took the first photo you see of this album :-)) 👍😍
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#monday #mondaymotivation #rumi #beinlove #love #passion #greece #uk #britishmuseum #london #charmedlivesingreece #craxton #ghika #fermor #iancollins #art #exhibition #opera #singing #classicalmusic #soprano #operasinger #katerinaminasoprano #photooftheday #instagood #instafun #tb #friday #tbt
The Poet's Church - Vlacherna.12th century. In the bay of Mezapos. Midday sun.
Mentioned in Greenhalgh and Eliopoulos as "dreadfully dilapidated... the arches of its dome are tall and graceful, the tiles have long since come off the top and left a pathetically ridiculous impression, as if Elizabeth I, when old and bald, had appeared at court in a perfect ruff without her wig. Yet the very desolation and melancholy...in so beautiful a setting would have stimulated Byron or Shelley to write verses..." P.103 'Deep into Mani'1985.
In 2017 it was exactly the same; a romantic ruin, magically alone above an expanse of violet sea and distant mountains.
#iconpainter #oilpainting #unconventionalbeauty #contemporaryart #painting #pleinairpainting #greekpainting #patrickleighfermor #charmedlives #craxton #ghika #byzantineart #britishmuseumlondon #mani #Peloponnese #poets #Byron #Shelley #romanticruins
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The Poet's Church - Vlacherna.12th century. In the bay of Mezapos. Midday sun.
Mentioned in Greenhalgh and Eliopoulos as "dreadfully dilapidated... the arches of its dome are tall and graceful, the tiles have long since come off the top and left a pathetically ridiculous impression, as if Elizabeth I, when old and bald, had appeared at court in a perfect ruff without her wig. Yet the very desolation and melancholy...in so beautiful a setting would have stimulated Byron or Shelley to write verses..." P.103 'Deep into Mani'1985.
In 2017 it was exactly the same; a romantic ruin, magically alone above an expanse of violet sea and distant mountains.
#iconpainter #oilpainting #unconventionalbeauty #contemporaryart #painting #pleinairpainting #greekpainting #patrickleighfermor #charmedlives #craxton #ghika #byzantineart #britishmuseumlondon #mani #Peloponnese #poets #Byron #Shelley #romanticruins
Charmed lives in Greece: lovely (free) exhibition at the British Museum concerning the lifelong friendship between painters Niko Ghika and John Craxton, and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor.
This is 'Still Life with Sailors' (1980-1985) by John Craxton, painted when he was living in Chania, Crete.
#ghika #nikoghika #craxton #johncraxton #leighfermor #paddyleighfermor #lifelongfriends #greece #charmedlivesingreece
NB Craxton's signature (in Greek) is on the Marlboro packet
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Charmed lives in Greece: lovely (free) exhibition at the British Museum concerning the lifelong friendship between painters Niko Ghika and John Craxton, and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor.
This is 'Still Life with Sailors' (1980-1985) by John Craxton, painted when he was living in Chania, Crete.
#ghika #nikoghika #craxton #johncraxton #leighfermor #paddyleighfermor #lifelongfriends #greece #charmedlivesingreece
NB Craxton's signature (in Greek) is on the Marlboro packet
John Craxton’s Arcadian paintings of his life in the Grecian islands have finally arrived at Osborne Samuel after years of careful planning and behind the scene manoeuvring. A happy blend of major late works that show Craxton at his peak and fascinating early experiments from the 1940s and 1950s.
‘John Craxton in Greece: The Unseen Works’ continues till 8 June.
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#osbornesamuel #osbornesamuelartgallery #osbornesamuelgallery #johncraxton #craxton #johncraxtoningreece #britishart #british #britishpainter #painting #mayfair #londonexhibition
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John Craxton’s Arcadian paintings of his life in the Grecian islands have finally arrived at Osborne Samuel after years of careful planning and behind the scene manoeuvring. A happy blend of major late works that show Craxton at his peak and fascinating early experiments from the 1940s and 1950s.
‘John Craxton in Greece: The Unseen Works’ continues till 8 June.
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#osbornesamuel #osbornesamuelartgallery #osbornesamuelgallery #johncraxton #craxton #johncraxtoningreece #britishart #british #britishpainter #painting #mayfair #londonexhibition

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