Famagousta Houses

Creator:

Anonymous

Date:

ca. 1950

Description:

A number of houses, most probably from Famagusta walled city, portrayed in almost monochrome sandstone colour, remind one of the medieval period of the island. Their architecture can still be admired amongst the medieval remnants of the city, large windows, grandiose entrances, and flat roofs. The grey green colour of the prickly pear bushes, otherwise known as figue de Barbarie complements the picture adding strong connotations. The juxtaposition of two sets of contrasting elements – western medieval architecture and oriental flora – achieves an almost surrealist effect. Moreover, it signifies a most lasting feature in the Cypriot topography that combines...Read more

Dimensions:

29 x 37 cm

Signature(s):

Unsigned

Identifier:

PNT-00012

Classification:

Paintings

Object Type:

Watercolour

Rights Holder:

© Costas and Rita Severis Foundation

Rights Statement:

The Costas and Rita Severis Foundation holds or manages the copyright(s) of this item and its digital reproduction. If you need information about using this item, please send an email to research@severis.org

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