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From Loom and Needle to Canvas and Paintbrush

Wednesday 5 February, 7.15pm

Images of Greek Costume in 19th and 20th Century Painting.

Evita Arapoglou will unfold the story of modern Greek painting through the layers of Greek costumes, the people who wore them and the artists who painted them. Greek costumes fascinated artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Elaborate depictions of them were drawn to illustrate historical scenes from the War of Independence; beautiful designs and embroideries were meticulously detailed in formal portraits; colourful woven textiles were invoked to describe rural scenes reviving images of everyday village life.

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Posted: November 16, 2013

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