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Step into Room 5, tucked away by the entrance at the #BritishMuseum and enter the sun-drenched idyllic life of #colour creativity and friendship in post-WW2 #Greece built by #artists #NikoGhika and #JohnCraxton and writer #PatrickLeighFermor 
evocatively recreated and beautifully conveyed by the #CharmedLivesInGreece #exhibition 👌
Stunning renderings of the life around them into striking #shapes and gorgeously contrasting #colours.

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Nikos Ghika ‘Study for a poster’ 1948
Nikos Ghika ‘The Black Sun’ 1947
Nikos Ghika ‘Trees on Poros’ 1950
Nikos Ghika ‘Hydra Point at Sunset’ 1957-60
Nikos Ghika ‘Wild Garden’ 1959
John Craxton ‘Landscape, Hydra’ 1963-7
John Craxton ‘Landscape with Derelict Windmill’ 1958 
John Craxton ‘Still Life with Three Sailors’ 1980-85
Letter from Patrick Leigh Fermor 1962 - Darling... 💛🧜‍♀️
#artexhibition #modernart #postwarart #nikoshadjikyriakosghika 
Until 15 July! ☀️
#charmedlives 
@britishmuseum
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Step into Room 5, tucked away by the entrance at the #BritishMuseum and enter the sun-drenched idyllic life of #colour creativity and friendship in post-WW2 #Greece built by #artists #NikoGhika and #JohnCraxton and writer #PatrickLeighFermor
evocatively recreated and beautifully conveyed by the #CharmedLivesInGreece #exhibition 👌
Stunning renderings of the life around them into striking #shapes and gorgeously contrasting #colours.

Details from:
Nikos Ghika ‘Study for a poster’ 1948
Nikos Ghika ‘The Black Sun’ 1947
Nikos Ghika ‘Trees on Poros’ 1950
Nikos Ghika ‘Hydra Point at Sunset’ 1957-60
Nikos Ghika ‘Wild Garden’ 1959
John Craxton ‘Landscape, Hydra’ 1963-7
John Craxton ‘Landscape with Derelict Windmill’ 1958
John Craxton ‘Still Life with Three Sailors’ 1980-85
Letter from Patrick Leigh Fermor 1962 - Darling... 💛🧜‍♀️
#artexhibition #modernart #postwarart #nikoshadjikyriakosghika
Until 15 July! ☀️
#charmedlives
@britishmuseum
Paddy Leigh Fermor exhibition at the BM - bliss! Three friends - artists, writers, intellectuals, travellers - living and working in Greece after the war. An enviable lifestyle full of song and dance, talk and wine, and beautiful unspoilt Greece. And a legendary military exploit in Crete during the German occupation to give it all a bit of backbone. A Time of Gifts by PLF one of my all time favourite books. An attractive, funny adventurous man who loved life and his world. And a terrific exhibition. #patrickleighfermor #atimeofgifts #johncraxtoningreece #nikoghika #Britishmuseum
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Paddy Leigh Fermor exhibition at the BM - bliss! Three friends - artists, writers, intellectuals, travellers - living and working in Greece after the war. An enviable lifestyle full of song and dance, talk and wine, and beautiful unspoilt Greece. And a legendary military exploit in Crete during the German occupation to give it all a bit of backbone. A Time of Gifts by PLF one of my all time favourite books. An attractive, funny adventurous man who loved life and his world. And a terrific exhibition. #patrickleighfermor #atimeofgifts #johncraxtoningreece #nikoghika #Britishmuseum
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Back to #johncraxton at the #britishmuseum open until mid July. Landscape with a derelict water mill 1958, Cretan boy playing a Lyra 1951 and Voskos 1984. This wonderful show unveils the wonderful relationship between Craxton, #nikoghika  and #paddyleighfermor in the sun kissed Greek isles. Only hear could all Three truly develop there distinctive styles, the catalogue is a must have. #modernbritishart #britishneoromantic #patrickleighfermor #charmedlivesingreece
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Back to #johncraxton at the #britishmuseum open until mid July. Landscape with a derelict water mill 1958, Cretan boy playing a Lyra 1951 and Voskos 1984. This wonderful show unveils the wonderful relationship between Craxton, #nikoghika and #paddyleighfermor in the sun kissed Greek isles. Only hear could all Three truly develop there distinctive styles, the catalogue is a must have. #modernbritishart #britishneoromantic #patrickleighfermor #charmedlivesingreece
What an awesome night we had! Thank you @johnsandoebooks for hosting Ian Collins, who delighted the audience with a brilliant talk on John Craxton, Niko Ghika, and Patrick Leigh Fermor, but especially shed a light on the charming and enigmatic photos of JOAN LEIGH FERMOR.⠀
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#hauspublishing #thephotographsofjoanleighfermor #patrickleighfermor #joanleighfermor #johncraxton #nikoghika #photography #johnsandoebooks #litevent
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What an awesome night we had! Thank you @johnsandoebooks for hosting Ian Collins, who delighted the audience with a brilliant talk on John Craxton, Niko Ghika, and Patrick Leigh Fermor, but especially shed a light on the charming and enigmatic photos of JOAN LEIGH FERMOR.⠀
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Get your copy now: http://ow.ly/l6Q930kbfDH⠀
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#hauspublishing #thephotographsofjoanleighfermor #patrickleighfermor #joanleighfermor #johncraxton #nikoghika #photography #johnsandoebooks #litevent
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
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Absolutely charming exhibition in Room 5 of the British Museum - centered on the lifelong friendship between Paddy Leigh Fermor, Niko Ghika and John Craxton. It might help to read one of Paddy’s books before you go - a far from arduous task (and Artemis Cooper’s brilliant biography of him would be a bonus). John Craxton was responsible for the book jackets you see here. Free entry. #britishmuseum  #charmedlivesingreece #patrickleighfermor #paddyleighfermor #nikoghika #johncraxton #art #author #travelwriting #travelwriter #greekartist #greekart #artemiscooper
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Absolutely charming exhibition in Room 5 of the British Museum - centered on the lifelong friendship between Paddy Leigh Fermor, Niko Ghika and John Craxton. It might help to read one of Paddy’s books before you go - a far from arduous task (and Artemis Cooper’s brilliant biography of him would be a bonus). John Craxton was responsible for the book jackets you see here. Free entry. #britishmuseum #charmedlivesingreece #patrickleighfermor #paddyleighfermor #nikoghika #johncraxton #art #author #travelwriting #travelwriter #greekartist #greekart #artemiscooper
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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
Charmed Lives in Greece: Niko Ghika, John Craxton, Patrick Leigh Fermor at the @britishmuseum exploring the friendship between the two artists and writer. I remember Ghika’s portrait of John, looking like an El Greco saint, hanging on the wall of his dark sitting room in Hampstead on the occasions when I went to have tea with him: Victoria sponge, Lapsang Souchong, followed swiftly by whiskey (or another spirit). When I went to the Cyclades in 2007 John gave me advice on where to go. I wish I’d written it down. It also reminded me that when I was 17 I bought a copy of Leigh Fermor’s book ‘Between the Woods and the Water’ with a cover by Craxton, not really knowing who either were at the time. #johncraxton #patrickleighfermor #nikoghika #ghika #greece #modernbritishart #greekart
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Charmed Lives in Greece: Niko Ghika, John Craxton, Patrick Leigh Fermor at the @britishmuseum exploring the friendship between the two artists and writer. I remember Ghika’s portrait of John, looking like an El Greco saint, hanging on the wall of his dark sitting room in Hampstead on the occasions when I went to have tea with him: Victoria sponge, Lapsang Souchong, followed swiftly by whiskey (or another spirit). When I went to the Cyclades in 2007 John gave me advice on where to go. I wish I’d written it down. It also reminded me that when I was 17 I bought a copy of Leigh Fermor’s book ‘Between the Woods and the Water’ with a cover by Craxton, not really knowing who either were at the time. #johncraxton #patrickleighfermor #nikoghika #ghika #greece #modernbritishart #greekart
#johncraxton's irridescent colours and granular textures - created using brilliant pigments in fast-drying PVA medium with some additions of volcanic ash. Great to see his work and the work of life-long friends #artist #nikoghika & #writer #patrickleighfermor celebrated in @britishmuseum's joyful and beautifully #curated #exhibition #charmedlivesingreece. @thebenakimuseum #johncraxtonestate #moonlitravine #landscapehydra #modernart #modernpaints #paintings #1940s #1980s #london #freeentry
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#johncraxton& #039;s irridescent colours and granular textures - created using brilliant pigments in fast-drying PVA medium with some additions of volcanic ash. Great to see his work and the work of life-long friends #artist #nikoghika & #writer #patrickleighfermor celebrated in @britishmuseum 's joyful and beautifully #curated #exhibition #charmedlivesingreece. @thebenakimuseum #johncraxtonestate #moonlitravine #landscapehydra #modernart #modernpaints #paintings #1940s #1980s #london #freeentry
One of the many John Craxton paintings in the excellent @britishmuseum Charmed Lives in Greece exhibition that I had the good fortune to stumble into on Thursday. (I was having one of those odd days that can only happen in London.) Focusing on Niko Ghika, Craxton and Patrick Leigh Fermor, it’s a great look at enduring friendship, remarkable creativity and the landscape that inspired it. #britishmuseum #londonexhibition #johncraxton #nikoghika #greekart #greekartist #charmedlivesingreece #patrickleighfermor #artistsingreece #writersingreece
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One of the many John Craxton paintings in the excellent @britishmuseum Charmed Lives in Greece exhibition that I had the good fortune to stumble into on Thursday. (I was having one of those odd days that can only happen in London.) Focusing on Niko Ghika, Craxton and Patrick Leigh Fermor, it’s a great look at enduring friendship, remarkable creativity and the landscape that inspired it. #britishmuseum #londonexhibition #johncraxton #nikoghika #greekart #greekartist #charmedlivesingreece #patrickleighfermor #artistsingreece #writersingreece
Nikos Ghikas at @britishmuseum I was excited about this because it’s hard to see his paintings in Britain. But I’m surprised how different they look here. In Greece (25 years ago, I admit) they seemed so international, experimental but steeped in mainstream European developments of the time. Here they feel very Greek, in a traditionalist kind of way. What looked almost cubist now seems romantically neo-Byzantine. The thing is, I like them the more for it. There’s plenty of John Craxton too if you like that. And plenty of nostalgia and obsequious name-dropping. #nikosghikas #nikoghika #greekart #painting #modernpainting #modernart #hydra #corfu #greece #greekislands #mani #crete #chania #art #planes #geometry #colour #color #light #byzantineart #shadows #johncraxton #patrickleighfermor #ΝίκοςΧατζηκυριάκοςΓκίκας #Υδρα #Κέρκυρα #Μάνη #Καρδαμύλη #Ελλάδα #Ελληνικήτέχνη
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Nikos Ghikas at @britishmuseum I was excited about this because it’s hard to see his paintings in Britain. But I’m surprised how different they look here. In Greece (25 years ago, I admit) they seemed so international, experimental but steeped in mainstream European developments of the time. Here they feel very Greek, in a traditionalist kind of way. What looked almost cubist now seems romantically neo-Byzantine. The thing is, I like them the more for it. There’s plenty of John Craxton too if you like that. And plenty of nostalgia and obsequious name-dropping. #nikosghikas #nikoghika #greekart #painting #modernpainting #modernart #hydra #corfu #greece #greekislands #mani #crete #chania #art #planes #geometry #colour #color #light #byzantineart #shadows #johncraxton #patrickleighfermor #ΝίκοςΧατζηκυριάκοςΓκίκας #Υδρα #Κέρκυρα #Μάνη #Καρδαμύλη #Ελλάδα #Ελληνικήτέχνη
#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
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
🇬🇷💙 ‘Charmed lives in Greece’ is a brilliant (FREE) exhibition @britishmuseum which focuses on the friendship of the artists Niko Ghika, John Craxton, and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. “Their shared love of Greece was fundamental to their work, as they embraced its sights, sounds, colours and people. The exhibition brings together their artworks, photographs, letters and personal possessions in the UK for the first time.” 🌟🙌🏻💙Scroll and take note of Paddy’s dinner description at the end. #nikoghika #johncraxton #patrickleighfermor #justthetonic
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🇬🇷💙 ‘Charmed lives in Greece’ is a brilliant (FREE) exhibition @britishmuseum which focuses on the friendship of the artists Niko Ghika, John Craxton, and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. “Their shared love of Greece was fundamental to their work, as they embraced its sights, sounds, colours and people. The exhibition brings together their artworks, photographs, letters and personal possessions in the UK for the first time.” 🌟🙌🏻💙Scroll and take note of Paddy’s dinner description at the end. #nikoghika #johncraxton #patrickleighfermor #justthetonic
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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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#CharmedLives
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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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