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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
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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
Unseasonably clement #weather reminding me of the brilliant #mediterranean #colours of the work of John #Craxton, seen in the nice mini #exhibition of his work along with that of his friends, fellow-artist Niko Ghika and #writer Patrick Leigh Fermor at the @britishmuseum
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Unseasonably clement #weather reminding me of the brilliant #mediterranean #colours of the work of John #Craxton, seen in the nice mini #exhibition of his work along with that of his friends, fellow-artist Niko Ghika and #writer Patrick Leigh Fermor at the @britishmuseum
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John Craxton’s Grecian nights in Crete in the years following the Second World War. 🍋☘️
The British Museum’s radiant display of works by Lucian Freud’s old studio partner places Craxton beside his lifelong friends Patrick Leigh Fermor and Niko Ghika in landscapes filled with colour, vitality and Greek tradition. 
#charmedlivesingreece #johncraxton #craxton #nikoghika #ghika #patrickleighfermor #britishmuseum #greece #greekart #britishart #modernbritish #painting @britishmuseum #britishmuseumlondon #londonmuseum
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John Craxton’s Grecian nights in Crete in the years following the Second World War. 🍋☘️
The British Museum’s radiant display of works by Lucian Freud’s old studio partner places Craxton beside his lifelong friends Patrick Leigh Fermor and Niko Ghika in landscapes filled with colour, vitality and Greek tradition.
#charmedlivesingreece #johncraxton #craxton #nikoghika #ghika #patrickleighfermor #britishmuseum #greece #greekart #britishart #modernbritish #painting @britishmuseum #britishmuseumlondon #londonmuseum
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Charmed lives in Greece
Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor
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Artists Niko Ghika and John Craxton and writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, shared love of Greece, its sights, sounds colours and people together as friends and the fundamental to their work.
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📅 Until 15 July 2018
📍 British Museum | London WC1B 3DG
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#vsco #vscocam #London 
#exhibition #BritishMuseum
#Ghika #Craxton #LeighFermor
#Greece #art #painting
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Charmed lives in Greece
Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor
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Artists Niko Ghika and John Craxton and writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, shared love of Greece, its sights, sounds colours and people together as friends and the fundamental to their work.
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📅 Until 15 July 2018
📍 British Museum | London WC1B 3DG
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#vsco #vscocam #London
#exhibition #BritishMuseum
#Ghika #Craxton #LeighFermor
#Greece #art #painting
Bonus post for the day: Pete and I went to the British Museum yesterday to see the Ghika, Craxton and Leigh Fermor exhibition, and it was really excellent. I didn’t take any photos inside the exhibition, apart from a blurry one of a comically elongated Greek cat, but did photograph this excellent drawing by a child at the Windsor Greek School, shown at the end
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#britishmuseum #ghika #craxton #paddyleighfermor #charmedlivesingreece #greece #greeklife #greekart #artgallery #artgalleries #londontourism #londontourist #britishartist #britishart #painting #contemporaryart
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Bonus post for the day: Pete and I went to the British Museum yesterday to see the Ghika, Craxton and Leigh Fermor exhibition, and it was really excellent. I didn’t take any photos inside the exhibition, apart from a blurry one of a comically elongated Greek cat, but did photograph this excellent drawing by a child at the Windsor Greek School, shown at the end
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#britishmuseum #ghika #craxton #paddyleighfermor #charmedlivesingreece #greece #greeklife #greekart #artgallery #artgalleries #londontourism #londontourist #britishartist #britishart #painting #contemporaryart
Art that should be quilts #mmqg #quiltspiration #Repost @britishmuseum with @get_repost
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‘For the houses, as though in protest against the masterless swirl of rock, are cubic, solid, and severe… they might have been sliced and squared out of goat’s cheese. The houses and the rocks alike thrust into the air an infinity of sharp and light-reflecting facets.’ – travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor describes the Greek island of Hydra in 1964. 
Leigh Fermor was friends with Greek artist Niko Ghika who painted this view of Hydra port at sunset in 1957–1960. They lived together with British artist John Craxton at Ghika’s ancestral home on Hydra, each making works influenced by the landscape, culture and people of the island. Step into the Mediterranean sun and explore the friendship of this dynamic trio in our new free exhibition – now open! Find out more via the link in our bio. #Ghika #Craxton #LeighFermor #Hydra #Greece #Greek #art #artist #artists #painting #oilpaint #Mediterranean #20thcentury
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Art that should be quilts #mmqg #quiltspiration #Repost @britishmuseum with @get_repost
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‘For the houses, as though in protest against the masterless swirl of rock, are cubic, solid, and severe… they might have been sliced and squared out of goat’s cheese. The houses and the rocks alike thrust into the air an infinity of sharp and light-reflecting facets.’ – travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor describes the Greek island of Hydra in 1964.
Leigh Fermor was friends with Greek artist Niko Ghika who painted this view of Hydra port at sunset in 1957–1960. They lived together with British artist John Craxton at Ghika’s ancestral home on Hydra, each making works influenced by the landscape, culture and people of the island. Step into the Mediterranean sun and explore the friendship of this dynamic trio in our new free exhibition – now open! Find out more via the link in our bio. #Ghika #Craxton #LeighFermor #Hydra #Greece #Greek #art #artist #artists #painting #oilpaint #Mediterranean #20thcentury
‘For the houses, as though in protest against the masterless swirl of rock, are cubic, solid, and severe… they might have been sliced and squared out of goat’s cheese. The houses and the rocks alike thrust into the air an infinity of sharp and light-reflecting facets.’ – travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor describes the Greek island of Hydra in 1964. 
Leigh Fermor was friends with Greek artist Niko Ghika who painted this view of Hydra port at sunset in 1957–1960. They lived together with British artist John Craxton at Ghika’s ancestral home on Hydra, each making works influenced by the landscape, culture and people of the island. Step into the Mediterranean sun and explore the friendship of this dynamic trio in our new free exhibition – now open! Find out more via the link in our bio. #Ghika #Craxton #LeighFermor #Hydra #Greece #Greek #art #artist #artists #painting #oilpaint #Mediterranean #20thcentury
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‘For the houses, as though in protest against the masterless swirl of rock, are cubic, solid, and severe… they might have been sliced and squared out of goat’s cheese. The houses and the rocks alike thrust into the air an infinity of sharp and light-reflecting facets.’ – travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor describes the Greek island of Hydra in 1964.
Leigh Fermor was friends with Greek artist Niko Ghika who painted this view of Hydra port at sunset in 1957–1960. They lived together with British artist John Craxton at Ghika’s ancestral home on Hydra, each making works influenced by the landscape, culture and people of the island. Step into the Mediterranean sun and explore the friendship of this dynamic trio in our new free exhibition – now open! Find out more via the link in our bio. #Ghika #Craxton #LeighFermor #Hydra #Greece #Greek #art #artist #artists #painting #oilpaint #Mediterranean #20thcentury
#Repost @britishmuseum with @instatoolsapp ・・・
‘Black Sun’ by artist Niko Ghika depicts a scene from the Greek island of Hydra. Ghika was one of the best-known modern Greek painters, and was active from the 1920s up until his death in the 1990s. He never tired of painting the striking, rocky landscape of Hydra, and lived there in the Ghika family home for many years. The 18th-century mansion was built by the artist’s great-great-great-grandfather, and stood at the top of a steep hill overlooking the town. The house played host to numerous artists and writers throughout the years, and was where Ghika forged strong friendships with artist John Craxton and writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Discover the works of this trio and bask in glorious Greek sunshine in our new free exhibition – learn more via the link in our bio. #Ghika #NikoGhika #Hydra #Craxton #LeighFermor #art #artist #Greece #Greek #20thcentury #paint #painting #oilpaint #landscape
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#Repost @britishmuseum with @instatoolsapp ・・・
‘Black Sun’ by artist Niko Ghika depicts a scene from the Greek island of Hydra. Ghika was one of the best-known modern Greek painters, and was active from the 1920s up until his death in the 1990s. He never tired of painting the striking, rocky landscape of Hydra, and lived there in the Ghika family home for many years. The 18th-century mansion was built by the artist’s great-great-great-grandfather, and stood at the top of a steep hill overlooking the town. The house played host to numerous artists and writers throughout the years, and was where Ghika forged strong friendships with artist John Craxton and writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Discover the works of this trio and bask in glorious Greek sunshine in our new free exhibition – learn more via the link in our bio. #Ghika #NikoGhika #Hydra #Craxton #LeighFermor #art #artist #Greece #Greek #20thcentury #paint #painting #oilpaint #landscape
British artist John Craxton moved to the Greek island of Crete in 1960. He found an old house and studio by the harbour in the town of Chania, and painted the people, landscapes and animals he encountered on the island. The rowdy harbourside tavernas allowed him to get close to the sailors who would come and go from the port. Look closely and you can see some intriguing features in this painting – the artist’s signature appears on the packet of cigarettes, and the inscription at the top says ‘Breaking [of plates] is forbidden by law’. Craxton was good friends with Greek artist Niko Ghika and British writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, and the three shared a love for Greece – our new free exhibition explores their friendship and the works they produced while living in the country. Find out more via the link in our bio. #JohnCraxton #Craxton #sailors #Crete #Greece #island #Mediterranean #art #artists #painting #oilpaint #Ghika #LeighFermor #Greek
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British artist John Craxton moved to the Greek island of Crete in 1960. He found an old house and studio by the harbour in the town of Chania, and painted the people, landscapes and animals he encountered on the island. The rowdy harbourside tavernas allowed him to get close to the sailors who would come and go from the port. Look closely and you can see some intriguing features in this painting – the artist’s signature appears on the packet of cigarettes, and the inscription at the top says ‘Breaking [of plates] is forbidden by law’. Craxton was good friends with Greek artist Niko Ghika and British writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, and the three shared a love for Greece – our new free exhibition explores their friendship and the works they produced while living in the country. Find out more via the link in our bio. #JohnCraxton #Craxton #sailors #Crete #Greece #island #Mediterranean #art #artists #painting #oilpaint #Ghika #LeighFermor #Greek
Charmed Lives in Greece. A great free exhibition at the BM showing the work of John Craxton .Niko Ghika and  the  writer Patrick Leigh Fermor the modernist painting brings mid century Crete alive.till 15JulyI. TI was told a great story about a craxton painting which sadly I can't share ! go see them. #craxton#crete# modernist #britishartist#ghika
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Charmed Lives in Greece. A great free exhibition at the BM showing the work of John Craxton .Niko Ghika and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor the modernist painting brings mid century Crete alive.till 15JulyI. TI was told a great story about a craxton painting which sadly I can't share ! go see them. #craxton #crete # modernist #britishartist #ghika
Love the colour story! #Repost @britishmuseum (@get_repost)
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‘Black Sun’ by artist Niko Ghika depicts a scene from the Greek island of Hydra. Ghika was one of the best-known modern Greek painters, and was active from the 1920s up until his death in the 1990s. He never tired of painting the striking, rocky landscape of Hydra, and lived there in the Ghika family home for many years. The 18th-century mansion was built by the artist’s great-great-great-grandfather, and stood at the top of a steep hill overlooking the town. The house played host to numerous artists and writers throughout the years, and was where Ghika forged strong friendships with artist John Craxton and writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Discover the works of this trio and bask in glorious Greek sunshine in our new free exhibition – learn more via the link in our bio. #Ghika #NikoGhika #Hydra #Craxton #LeighFermor #art #artist #Greece #Greek #20thcentury #paint #painting #oilpaint #landscape
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Love the colour story! #Repost @britishmuseum (@get_repost )
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‘Black Sun’ by artist Niko Ghika depicts a scene from the Greek island of Hydra. Ghika was one of the best-known modern Greek painters, and was active from the 1920s up until his death in the 1990s. He never tired of painting the striking, rocky landscape of Hydra, and lived there in the Ghika family home for many years. The 18th-century mansion was built by the artist’s great-great-great-grandfather, and stood at the top of a steep hill overlooking the town. The house played host to numerous artists and writers throughout the years, and was where Ghika forged strong friendships with artist John Craxton and writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Discover the works of this trio and bask in glorious Greek sunshine in our new free exhibition – learn more via the link in our bio. #Ghika #NikoGhika #Hydra #Craxton #LeighFermor #art #artist #Greece #Greek #20thcentury #paint #painting #oilpaint #landscape
‘Black Sun’ by artist Niko Ghika depicts a scene from the Greek island of Hydra. Ghika was one of the best-known modern Greek painters, and was active from the 1920s up until his death in the 1990s. He never tired of painting the striking, rocky landscape of Hydra, and lived there in the Ghika family home for many years. The 18th-century mansion was built by the artist’s great-great-great-grandfather, and stood at the top of a steep hill overlooking the town. The house played host to numerous artists and writers throughout the years, and was where Ghika forged strong friendships with artist John Craxton and writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Discover the works of this trio and bask in glorious Greek sunshine in our new free exhibition – learn more via the link in our bio. #Ghika #NikoGhika #Hydra #Craxton #LeighFermor #art #artist #Greece #Greek #20thcentury #paint #painting #oilpaint #landscape
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‘Black Sun’ by artist Niko Ghika depicts a scene from the Greek island of Hydra. Ghika was one of the best-known modern Greek painters, and was active from the 1920s up until his death in the 1990s. He never tired of painting the striking, rocky landscape of Hydra, and lived there in the Ghika family home for many years. The 18th-century mansion was built by the artist’s great-great-great-grandfather, and stood at the top of a steep hill overlooking the town. The house played host to numerous artists and writers throughout the years, and was where Ghika forged strong friendships with artist John Craxton and writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Discover the works of this trio and bask in glorious Greek sunshine in our new free exhibition – learn more via the link in our bio. #Ghika #NikoGhika #Hydra #Craxton #LeighFermor #art #artist #Greece #Greek #20thcentury #paint #painting #oilpaint #landscape
Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor is a delightful exhibition @britishmuseum exploring the friendship between the Greek painter, Niko Ghika (1906-94); the artist, John Craxton and the travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and celebrating their shared love for Greece.

The show weaves extracts from Leigh Fermor's books and letters with Ghika's and Craxton's vibrant and bucolic paintings of the Greek landscape and people. .

In one memorable passage, Leigh Fermor writes: 'The stone flags of the water's edge, where Joan and Xan Fielding and I sat down to dinner, flung back the heat like a casserole with the lid off. On a sudden, silent, decision we stepped down fully dressed into the sea carrying the iron table a few yards out and then our three chairs, on which, up to our waists in cool water, we sat around the neatly laid table-top'. .

Go visit this sunny and charming exhibition if you can. Entry is free and the show runs until 15 July.

#charmedlives #craxton #leighfermor #exhibition #britishmuseum #museumbookstore #greece #art #painting #arthistory #artlover
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Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor is a delightful exhibition @britishmuseum exploring the friendship between the Greek painter, Niko Ghika (1906-94); the artist, John Craxton and the travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and celebrating their shared love for Greece.

The show weaves extracts from Leigh Fermor's books and letters with Ghika's and Craxton's vibrant and bucolic paintings of the Greek landscape and people. .

In one memorable passage, Leigh Fermor writes: 'The stone flags of the water's edge, where Joan and Xan Fielding and I sat down to dinner, flung back the heat like a casserole with the lid off. On a sudden, silent, decision we stepped down fully dressed into the sea carrying the iron table a few yards out and then our three chairs, on which, up to our waists in cool water, we sat around the neatly laid table-top'. .

Go visit this sunny and charming exhibition if you can. Entry is free and the show runs until 15 July.

#charmedlives #craxton #leighfermor #exhibition #britishmuseum #museumbookstore #greece #art #painting #arthistory #artlover
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Escape this year’s seemingly perpetual winter at the @britishmuseum where a sun drenched exhibition of works by John Craxton and his friend, the Greek artist Niko Ghika, is currently taking place.
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The show includes Craxton’s fabulous “Hotel by the Sea” (1946) from the collection of the @tate as well as numerous loans from private collections and the artist’s estate.
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#johncraxton #craxton #nikoghika #patrickleighfermor #friendship #greece #colour #art #artist #painting #drawing #britabroad #charmedlivesingreece #britishmuseum #london #exhibition #modernbritishart #modbrit #sun #sea #mediterranean #beauty #benakimuseum #craxtonestate #hydra #crete #corfu #modernart #covet
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Escape this year’s seemingly perpetual winter at the @britishmuseum where a sun drenched exhibition of works by John Craxton and his friend, the Greek artist Niko Ghika, is currently taking place.
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The show includes Craxton’s fabulous “Hotel by the Sea” (1946) from the collection of the @tate as well as numerous loans from private collections and the artist’s estate.
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#johncraxton #craxton #nikoghika #patrickleighfermor #friendship #greece #colour #art #artist #painting #drawing #britabroad #charmedlivesingreece #britishmuseum #london #exhibition #modernbritishart #modbrit #sun #sea #mediterranean #beauty #benakimuseum #craxtonestate #hydra #crete #corfu #modernart #covet
The words describing the work: “For years, in a number of Craxton’s pictures goats have stolen the scene. Unlike sheep, they are loners; they represent independence and escape...” At the Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor exhibition which opened last night.  #britishmuseum #ghika##craxton #leighfermor #charmedlivesingreece #ghikacraxtonfermorbm #goatsinart #leventisgallery#benakimuseum #art #londonexhibition #london🇬🇧 #londoncontemporaryart #painting
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The words describing the work: “For years, in a number of Craxton’s pictures goats have stolen the scene. Unlike sheep, they are loners; they represent independence and escape...” At the Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor exhibition which opened last night. #britishmuseum #ghika ##craxton #leighfermor #charmedlivesingreece #ghikacraxtonfermorbm #goatsinart #leventisgallery #benakimuseum #art #londonexhibition #london🇬🇧 #londoncontemporaryart #painting

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