TRAVEL SALE AT BONHAMS, LONDON

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7TH FEBRUARY 2018

SALES ARE SCARCE IN JANUARY BUT COME FEBRUARY PLENTY TO LOOK AT, EXAMINE AND DECIDE ON INVESTING IN. THE SALE AT BONHAMS REVEALS NEW EXPLORATION IMAGES AND PAINTINGS FROM SOUTH EAST ASIA. WE SELECT ONE PAINTING THAT BELONGS TO THE MOST RENOWNED MODERN ARTIST OF THE PHILIPPINES,

 

FERNANDO AMORSOLO

 

 

 

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PAINTING BY AMORSOLO. BRIGHT AND IN OPEN AIR WITH PLENTY OF FIGURES TO MAKE IT EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE. THE LADY OF THE FIELD COOKS FOR THE WORKERS IN THE BACKGROUND.

 

GABRIEL CUSTODIO

WE PRESENT HERE A PAINTING OF THE PHILIPPINES BELONGING TO THE ANOTHER MODERN MASTER OF THE PHILIPPINES AND STUDENT OF AMORSOLO, WHO PAINTED IN THE STYLE AND GENRE OF THE MASTER TEACHER.

THIS IS A MAGNIFICENT PAINTING OF A MARKET IN THE PHILIPPINES PAINTED IN 1956. IT'S A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE WORK OF THE ARTIST, IN BRIGHT COLOURS AND IN A SUPERB SIZE OF NEARLY 100 CM X 130 CM. PAINTED IN OILS ON CANVAS, IT SURPASSES IN QUALITY ANY OTHER KNOWN WORK SOLD IN THE PHILIPPINES BY THE ARTIST.

 

 

PETER CONSTANT

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GREEKSINART HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN ART SINCE 1983. OUR ACTIVITIES ARE WIDELY ADVERTISED AND OUR STOCK OF WORKS REFLECT OUR INTERESTS MORE OR LESS. WE EXHIBIT REGULARLY AND WE TRY TO SATISFY MOST INTERESTS OF PEOPLE WITH A LOW TO MEDIUM BUDGET OF INVESTMENT.

OUR GALLERIES ARE OPEN TO ALL TO VISIT AND OUR EXHIBITIONS ARE OPEN ON THE NET TO ENJOY 24 SEVEN. OUR NEXT EXHIBITION WILL TAKE PLACE IN LONDON IN MARCH AND APRIL 2018.

THE EXHIBITION HAS AS ITS MAIN CAUSE FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY FOR ALL AND ON THIS PARTICULAR CASE CYPRUS, WHICH IS OCCUPIED BY TURKEY SINCE 1974.

 

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THE ACROPOLIS, THE PARTHENON AND ONE ARTIST IMMORTALISING THEM!!

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VASILIS ZENETZIS PAINTED THE ACROPOLIS AND

PARTHENON LIKE NO OTHER ARTIST

 

I MET ZENETZIS IN 1988. A QUIET MAN, A DECENT FELLOW AND A MAN I IMMEDIATELY KNEW LIVED TO PAINT, NOT PAINT TO LIVE AS HE TOLD ME ON MANY OCCASIONS.

HIS PASSION FOR GREECE WAS INFECTIOUS AND MY PASSION FOR ANYTHING GREEK AND ANTIQUITY A TYPHOON THAT NOBODY INCLUDING MYSELF COULD STOP NO MATTER WHAT. THE 2004 ATHENS OLYMPICS PROVED TO BE THE ONE OCCASION THAT ARTIST AND INVESTOR WERE OF THE SAME VIEWS AND OPINIONS PLUS OF THE SAME LEVEL OF ENERGY AND DETERMINATION TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT WOULD STAND THE TIME AND HISTORY, SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE RECOGNISED AS UNIQUE AND AS SIGNIFICANT FOR GREECE OF TODAY AND TOMORROW.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN WAS THE CONCEPT AND PAINTING NUMBER  FIVE PART OF THE IDEA OF THE EIGHTEEN DAYS OF THE OLYMPICS WAS A MUST AND AN ORDER FROM ABOVE, I GUESS. THE GUARDS AND DIRECTORS OF THE PARTHENON AREA KEPT REFUSING US ENTRY BUT WE NEVER STOPPED DEMANDING AND PROMISING NO PAINT SPILLS ANYWHERE AND IN THE END WE WON THE ARGUMENTS.

THE MOST SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE ACROPOLIS WAS  FROM THE TOP OF THE SPECTACLE AT THE EASTERN END OF THE ACROPOLIS WITH ATHENS BEHIND, AS ZENETZIS SAT TO PAINT NUMBER FIVE OF THE SERIES.

 

NUMBER FIVE, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

 

AN ARTIST IS LIKE A SLAVE TO HIS CRAFT. VASILIS WAS MORE THAN THAT. HE WORKED AT LEAST EIGHTEEN HOURS A DAY TO DELIVER A SERIES OF PAINTINGS THAT ENCAPSULATED HIS LIFE AS AN ARTIST AND AS A REAL GREEK WHO WAS IN LOVE WITH HIS COUNTRY. THE TIME WAS RIGHT, THE OPPORTUNITY UNIQUE AND THE PAINTINGS HE CREATED AS UNIQUE AS ANY HE HAD PAINTED DURING HIS LONG CAREER.

THE SUMMER HEAT ON THE ROCK OF THE ACROPOLIS WAS UNBEARABLE. THE SWEAT WAS POURING BUT VASILIS REMAINED TRANSFIXED ON THE SPOT, PAINTING, PAINTING AND PAINTING . IT WAS HARD TO GET PERMISSION TO PAINT WITHIN THE PERIMETER OF THE PARTHENON BUT IT WAS WORTH THE EFFORT! THE CROWDS MARVELLED, THE CROWDS TOOK THOUSANDS OF PHOTOS AND VASILIS KEPT SCULPTING THE PARTHENON OF THE PHOTO I TOOK WHILE PAINTING THIS PAINTING. WHAT A PITY THAT SO MANY IMAGES HAVE BEEN LOST ON MY CAMERA SMOHOW!!

HE KEPT PAINTING, PAINTING AND PAINTING AND THE UNBEARABLE SUMMER SUN UP THE ROCK NEVER STOPPED HIM EVEN FOR A DRINK OF WATER! IT WAS INCREDIBLE FOR ME AND ALL HUMANITY WATCHING HIM PAINT. HE HAD TWO DAYS FOR EVERY PAINTING AND THE DAYS WERE RUNNING OUT.

 

THE FINISHED VERSION MIGHT NOT LOOK THE BEST OF THE PARTHENON PAINTINGS BY VASILIS BUT THERE IS NO MORE UNIQUE PAINTING THAN THIS. A REAL IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING PAINTED ON LOCATION UNDER THE PUNISHING SUMMER HEAT OF ATHENS DURING THE OLYMPICS OF 2004. A TRIUMPH ON THE LOCATION WHERE THE TRIUMPH OF GREEK AND WORLD CIVILISATION STILL STANDS TODAY, SOME 2500 YEARS AFTER IT WAS BUILT!!