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Travelling artists in Cyprus, 1700-1960

Author: Rita C Severis
Publisher: London : Philip Wilson Publishers ; Wappingers' Falls, NY : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Antique Collectors' Club Ltd., 2000.
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"The Russian monk Basil Grigorovich Barskii, the Italian Luigi Mayer, the romantic Frenchman Louis Francois Cassas, the Austrian naturalists Seebot and Kotchy and the British Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, Tristram Ellis, Gladys Peto and David Bomberg are but a few of the travelling artists that visited the island of Cyprus over a span of two-and-a-half centuries. Their perceptions on paper and canvas present the  Read more...
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Severis, Rita C.
Travelling artists in Cyprus, 1700-1960.
London : Philip Wilson Publishers ; Wappingers' Falls, NY : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Antique Collectors' Club Ltd., 2000
(OCoLC)606599093
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita C Severis
ISBN: 0856675229 9780856675225
OCLC Number: 46612787
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Description: 278 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: The Eighteenth Century --
The Travelling Monk: Basil Grigorovich Barskii --
The Scholarly Consul: Alexander Drummond --
The Connoisseur and Collector: John Skippe --
The Romantic Draughtsman: Louis Francois Cassas --
The Naturalists: Ferdinand Bauer, Dr. Sibthorp and John Hawkins --
A Spanish Visitor: Jose Moreno --
Under British Patronage: Luigi Mayer --
In Search of Venus: Ali Bey --
The Intelligence Officers; William Martin Leake and Henry Light --
Land of the Latins and Greeks --
The Nineteenth Century --
1. The Early Part --
Antiquarians, Archaeologists and Scientists --
The Professional Artists --
An Inspired Diplomat --
The Missionaries --
A Queen Remembered --
2. The Last Years of Ottoman Rule --
Discerning Visitors --
The First Ethnographers --
A Bashful Artist --
Painting the Exotic and Picturesque --
Fascinated by the Light --
The Monarch of All I Survey --
3. The Arrival of the British --
Presenting the New Acquisition --
The Rulers --
In the Cyprus Civil Service --
Identifying with the Cypriots --
Domesticating the Landscape --
Seeking a Fresh Scene --
Travelling in Style --
An Ode to the Lost Kingdom --
'Dr. Schliemann' of Cyprus --
And Many More --
Cyprus --
East or West --
The Twentieth Century --
The First Greeks --
A Swiss in Cyprus --
Art for Tourism --
The Kyrenia Colony --
Gender and Art --
The Israel Deportation Camp --
For the Love of Art --
Art for Propaganda --
The Rise of Greek Nationalism --
A Cultural Mosaic.
Responsibility: Rita C. Severis.
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A survey of Cyprus during the 18th, 19th, and the first half of the 20th century, as seen by artists and travellers. It is based on over 350 works by artists such as Louis Francois Cassas,  Read more...

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