It’s so lovely to be able to go to shows and museums again, albeit still with masks on. And let’s hope we will not be shut in again…
For now, though, on a hot and windy day in Athens, I took the opportunity to revisit the Eliza and Basil Goulandris Foundation, a museum about which I have written before.(here).
The couple’s collection is so extensive that it would take multiple museums of this size for everything to be exhibited at once, so there is a certain amount of rotation. It was an opportunity to see some new works as well as to bask in admiration of jewels such as this dreamy still life by Gaugin. The colours glow even in my moderate iPhone photo.
I’m also posting a few different photos this time.
A large sculpture be Igor Mitoraj, in bronze with a brown patina, called Luci di Nara.
Two lovely jade reindeer from the 17th-century Ming Dysnasty.
Some cool drawings by Francesco Clemente, always a favourite.
A sculpture by Barbara Hepworth.
An interesting monochrome by François Rouan.
And, last but not least, a mixed media abstract by Jean Fautrier. It’s called Manhattan, and represents an aerial view of the city at night.