Friday, May 2, 2014

The Greek Landscape Inspires!

Artists – Greek and foreign – have been inspired over the past few centuries to capture the essence of the many varied landscapes that make up the topography of Greece. Certainly the intensity of the light interacting with the angular landforms and the deep washable blue seas has made a strong impression on the aesthetics of these renderings. The vegetation too has caught the attention of the artists, especially the olive tree’s silver green foliage and the contorted forms of its trunks and branches. The pine trees, the plane trees and the wild flowers too are represented in these varied art works.

This Tuesday evening, May 6th, at 7:30 PM in the Institute’s Library will be the opening of an art exhibit entitled, “Nature & Paysage - intensités grecques”. The works of the French born and educated artist Pascaline Bossu will be on display. She works in chalk drawings, pastels and inks in her depiction of Greek landscapes and flora.
Pascaline has lived and worked in Greece since 2000. Her works have been shown at many exhibitions and at hotels and commerical establishments. In 2010 she opened her own galley «Kokkino Home» at Rafina in eastern Attika.
The exhibition, part of the Friends’ Association of the Institute's winter/spring 2014 event series, will run until May 13th. One can visit the exhibition during the hours the Institute is open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 09:00 – 13:00; Tuesday and Thursday, 09.00-18.00.
So come join us for the opening and meet the artist while you contemplate your “inner Greece” as inspired by her art works.

David Rupp

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