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Boatyard on Mount Athos

A symphony of harmonious tones, Boatyard on Mount Athos offers a glimpse into the secluded world of the Athonite monasteries, depicting a quiet setting of building complexes, their stillness reflected on the calm seawater. During his long stay on Mount Athos in 1923, Papaloukas studied Byzantine art and also painted works inspired by the imposing surroundings, a subject which would repe­atedly appear in his oeuvre. The stylised bright surfaces absorbing the strong light are juxtaposed with the warmly subdued ochres and the cool translucent greys, all conveying a beautiful, mosaic-like expressionistic image.

Spyros Papaloukas, one of the pioneers of twentieth-cen­tury Greek art, had studied a ...
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c. 1924
oil on canvas
53.0 x 63.0cm
AGLG 200
Image & text © A. G. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia

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A. G. Leventis Gallery
Permanent collection