Larnaca Salt Lake

Creator:

Alexander, Daphne Beak, 1935-2013

Date:

1980

Inscriptions:

Inscribed on lower left recto: Larnaca Salt Lake - Cyprus

Description:

The print portrays one of the most known sites of Larnaca district, the salt lake. The mountain of the Holy Cross cuts across the almost blue-white sky defining the area. Larnaca was known as Salines (salt lakes) since the Frankish period. It was the major port for the export of salt through the Venetian, Ottoman and British eras. In the picture, salt is gathered under tenuous conditions of extreme heat which dries up the water in the lake and exposes the salt. Shades of yellow and sparse vegetation create a feeling of dryness, accentuated by the orderly vertical and horizontal...Read more

Dimensions:

31 x 43 cm

Signature(s):

Signed in lower right recto: Dapne Beak Alexander - 1980

Identifier:

PNT-00003

Classification:

Paintings

Object Type:

Poster

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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