Posts tagged by #Ghika

Having a friendly chat at this ‘modest’ location 🤭🙌🏼. “The building, which was called Gradisteanu House (later named Gradisteanu-Ghica Palace), was built in 1884 based on the plans of the French architect Jean Berthet, at the request of Elena and Constantin Gradisteanu.

Built in an eclectic style with Renaissance elements, with facades rich in decorations, monumental stairwells, ceilings with moldings and stained glass, this imposing building resembling a palace is defined as one of the most beautiful houses in Bucharest.” - extract from www.imperialtransilvannia.com  #qualitytime #easyafternoon #knowyourheritage #historical #landmark #bucharest #ghikapalace #artandculture #instaart #architecture #architectural #ghika #mansion #baroque #eclectic #rennaissance
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Having a friendly chat at this ‘modest’ location 🤭🙌🏼. “The building, which was called Gradisteanu House (later named Gradisteanu-Ghica Palace), was built in 1884 based on the plans of the French architect Jean Berthet, at the request of Elena and Constantin Gradisteanu.

Built in an eclectic style with Renaissance elements, with facades rich in decorations, monumental stairwells, ceilings with moldings and stained glass, this imposing building resembling a palace is defined as one of the most beautiful houses in Bucharest.” - extract from www.imperialtransilvannia.com #qualitytime #easyafternoon #knowyourheritage #historical #landmark #bucharest #ghikapalace #artandculture #instaart #architecture #architectural #ghika #mansion #baroque #eclectic #rennaissance
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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
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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
Παντα μου έδινε  μεγάλη χαρά να ανακαλύπτω παλιά εγκαταλελειμμένα αντικείμενα και σε αυτα να δίνω μια νέα προοπτική !!!!!candy bar στο ποιο παλιό γεμάτο ιστορία τραπέζι μεγάλων διαστάσεων στο υπεροχο κήπο του Πεντελικόν#candy #candybar #sweet #garden #gardencandy #kolonaki#mariliabymariaghika #Ghika#christeningdesign #weddingpros #props #floral #florist designer#candybar #candy-stylist#biskuit #candybar #candystation #βαπτιστικα #διακόσμηση #διακοσμησηβαπτισης #
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Παντα μου έδινε μεγάλη χαρά να ανακαλύπτω παλιά εγκαταλελειμμένα αντικείμενα και σε αυτα να δίνω μια νέα προοπτική !!!!!candy bar στο ποιο παλιό γεμάτο ιστορία τραπέζι μεγάλων διαστάσεων στο υπεροχο κήπο του Πεντελικόν#candy #candybar #sweet #garden #gardencandy #kolonaki #mariliabymariaghika #Ghika #christeningdesign #weddingpros #props #floral #florist designer#candybar #candy-stylist #biskuit #candybar #candystation #βαπτιστικα #διακόσμηση #διακοσμησηβαπτισης #
"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
Last chance saloon to catch Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton and Leigh Fermor - an enchanting exhibition that celebrates their shared love of Greece and will transport you there virtually! .
On display in Room 5 @britishmuseum until 5.30 pm on Sunday 15 July. (Open until 8.30’pm on Fridays). .
Representing independence and escape, goats often featured in Craxton’s work - perhaps appealing to his own free-spirit.
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John Craxton (1922-2009)
Goat Attacking a Vine, 1956
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#johncraxton #ghika #modernbritish #patrickleighfermor #greece🇬🇷 #charmedlivesingreece #goat🐐 💃💃💃
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Last chance saloon to catch Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton and Leigh Fermor - an enchanting exhibition that celebrates their shared love of Greece and will transport you there virtually! .
On display in Room 5 @britishmuseum until 5.30 pm on Sunday 15 July. (Open until 8.30’pm on Fridays). .
Representing independence and escape, goats often featured in Craxton’s work - perhaps appealing to his own free-spirit.
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John Craxton (1922-2009)
Goat Attacking a Vine, 1956
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#johncraxton #ghika #modernbritish #patrickleighfermor #greece🇬🇷 #charmedlivesingreece #goat🐐 💃💃💃
Charming and evocative exhibition @britishmuseum on the friendship between the artists John Craxton and Nikos Ghika and the travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and their shared love of Greece. In one memorable anecdote, Leigh Fermor recalls a midsummer meal at a taverna by the water’s edge, when the heat was so stifling that he and his fellow diners decided to move their iron table, with its “neatly laid table-top”, a few yards out into the cool sea. The waiter simply smiled, before announcing, “Dinner-time!” and delivering their meal to them. Charmed Lives in Greece is at the British Museum until 15th July and will make you wish you were at the taverna by (or in) the sea.
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Charming and evocative exhibition @britishmuseum on the friendship between the artists John Craxton and Nikos Ghika and the travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and their shared love of Greece. In one memorable anecdote, Leigh Fermor recalls a midsummer meal at a taverna by the water’s edge, when the heat was so stifling that he and his fellow diners decided to move their iron table, with its “neatly laid table-top”, a few yards out into the cool sea. The waiter simply smiled, before announcing, “Dinner-time!” and delivering their meal to them. Charmed Lives in Greece is at the British Museum until 15th July and will make you wish you were at the taverna by (or in) the sea.
«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
London, Thursday 1. Dave’s ‘treats’ (shortly to be part of his paint-making demo on Sunday) #cornelissens 2. My ‘wish list’ a full set of Lascaux etching mediums 3. ‘Ghika, Craxton and Leigh Fermer’ (reading the small print) #britishmuseum 4. Ghika 5 & 6 Craxton 7. Children’s work in response to the exhibition 8. Interesting small exhibition on how modern day Egypt uses its ancient artefacts to build its modern identity. #pigment #paintmaking #etching #printmaking #johncraxton #ghika #leighfermor
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London, Thursday 1. Dave’s ‘treats’ (shortly to be part of his paint-making demo on Sunday) #cornelissens 2. My ‘wish list’ a full set of Lascaux etching mediums 3. ‘Ghika, Craxton and Leigh Fermer’ (reading the small print) #britishmuseum 4. Ghika 5 & 6 Craxton 7. Children’s work in response to the exhibition 8. Interesting small exhibition on how modern day Egypt uses its ancient artefacts to build its modern identity. #pigment #paintmaking #etching #printmaking #johncraxton #ghika #leighfermor
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
‘The stone flags of the water’s edge, where [we] 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…. The waiter, arriving a moment later, gazed with surprise at the empty space on the quay; then, observing us with a quickly-masked flicker of pleasure, he stepped unhesitatingly into the sea, advanced waist deep with a butler’s gravity, and, saying nothing more than “Dinner-time,” placed our meal before us….’ - Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani
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HIGHLY recommend the Charmed Lives in Greece exhibition @britishmuseum for all Paddy/Greece fans, based on the work and friendship of Patrick Leigh Fermor, John Craxton and Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika. Particularly loved Craxton’s incredibly evocative paintings (he also did the covers for Paddy’s books)... I had to go to @the_life_goddess for a Greek fix straight afterwards. Now fantasising about a writer’s retreat in Kardamyli 🇬🇷🍋[pictured: Still Life with Three Sailors, Craxton Estate/DACS]
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‘The stone flags of the water’s edge, where [we] 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…. The waiter, arriving a moment later, gazed with surprise at the empty space on the quay; then, observing us with a quickly-masked flicker of pleasure, he stepped unhesitatingly into the sea, advanced waist deep with a butler’s gravity, and, saying nothing more than “Dinner-time,” placed our meal before us….’ - Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani

HIGHLY recommend the Charmed Lives in Greece exhibition @britishmuseum for all Paddy/Greece fans, based on the work and friendship of Patrick Leigh Fermor, John Craxton and Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika. Particularly loved Craxton’s incredibly evocative paintings (he also did the covers for Paddy’s books)... I had to go to @the_life_goddess for a Greek fix straight afterwards. Now fantasising about a writer’s retreat in Kardamyli 🇬🇷🍋[pictured: Still Life with Three Sailors, Craxton Estate/DACS]
Drawings by priest Vladimir Ghica, son of Prince Ghica. Born in Constantinople and educated in France, he died in prison during Dej’s communist regime. Exhibition at The National Museum of Art. The original publication title: “Fantaisies décoratives très puèriles
preséntées sous forme d’album pour l’amusement des quelques grandes personnes non dépourvues de loisirs et pour la satisfaction de quelques d’amateurs d’immages.” #ghica #ghika #mnar #drawings #art #museum #bucharest #bucuresti #romania #constantinopol #french
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Drawings by priest Vladimir Ghica, son of Prince Ghica. Born in Constantinople and educated in France, he died in prison during Dej’s communist regime. Exhibition at The National Museum of Art. The original publication title: “Fantaisies décoratives très puèriles
preséntées sous forme d’album pour l’amusement des quelques grandes personnes non dépourvues de loisirs et pour la satisfaction de quelques d’amateurs d’immages.” #ghica #ghika #mnar #drawings #art #museum #bucharest #bucuresti #romania #constantinopol #french
Just been to see ‘Charmed Lives’ exhibition at the British Museum - it focuses on the lives of the artists John Craxton, Niko Ghika & writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and their shared love of Greece. .
It’s wonderful - a total revelation ! Loved the paintings of Ghika in particular - this one is called ‘Assault’ from 1946. It’s on till 15th July - well worth a visit ⭐️
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#johncraxton #patrickleighfermor #ghika #britishmuseum #painting #fineart #greece
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Just been to see ‘Charmed Lives’ exhibition at the British Museum - it focuses on the lives of the artists John Craxton, Niko Ghika & writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and their shared love of Greece. .
It’s wonderful - a total revelation ! Loved the paintings of Ghika in particular - this one is called ‘Assault’ from 1946. It’s on till 15th July - well worth a visit ⭐️
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#johncraxton #patrickleighfermor #ghika #britishmuseum #painting #fineart #greece
It was Robin Lane Fox in the FT who alerted me to Charmed Lives in Greece, a small exquisite show at the BM  of paintings, photographs and letters of three friends - Ghika, Johnny Craxton and Paddy Leigh Fermor. Each settled in new built houses in Greece - Hydra, Kardamyli, Corfu and Crete. The work is delightful and god to see P L F’s little typewriter on display - this painting by Craxton (1921-2009) is Hotel by the Sea 1946 on the island of Poros #britishmuseum #charmedlivesingreece #ghika #johncraxton #paddyleighfermor #greece🇬🇷 #exhibition
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It was Robin Lane Fox in the FT who alerted me to Charmed Lives in Greece, a small exquisite show at the BM of paintings, photographs and letters of three friends - Ghika, Johnny Craxton and Paddy Leigh Fermor. Each settled in new built houses in Greece - Hydra, Kardamyli, Corfu and Crete. The work is delightful and god to see P L F’s little typewriter on display - this painting by Craxton (1921-2009) is Hotel by the Sea 1946 on the island of Poros #britishmuseum #charmedlivesingreece #ghika #johncraxton #paddyleighfermor #greece🇬🇷 #exhibition

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