Korais Str.

Creator:

Andreou, Tassos

Date:

1977-10--02

Description:

The drawing is of a sixteenth century building which has received a second floor in 1738 when it passed into the hands of Christian owners, according to a plaque that once stood above the entrance, bearing a cross and the aforementioned date. The elaborate entrance of carved sandstone is of clearly Gothic style, while the half-opened dilapidated windows suggest abandonment. The artist clearly wants his work to be a testimony of what Cyprus is rapidly loosing. The derelict state in which the building appears represents a cry to restoration and a yearning for the past. Both are revealing of attitudes...Read more

Dimensions:

26 x 21 cm

Signature(s):

Signed in lower left recto: T.A

Identifier:

PNT-00004

Classification:

Paintings

Object Type:

Drawing

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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