Sunday, 27 January 2013

Artist's living quarters

This is a follow-up of my previous post on Nikos Hadjikyriakou-Ghikas' house, which is now an annexe of the Benaki Museum. We were able to view the sitting room and the dining rooms on the fifth floor.

The sitting room which leads to the small study

the area which is to the right of the previous photograph

outstanding features are the striking use of concrete for the columns, the ceiling,

the bookcases

and door frames

The walls feature perforated brick elements

a further sitting area in the living room

a closer look at the tapestry which was inspired by one of his paintings

another aspect of the living room

the study

portrait of the artist's father, 1948

a smaller, cosier sitting room

the other end of the same room,

looking closer at the painting that hangs above the fireplace

the landing at the top of the stairs that connects the living room with the dining room

a closer look at portrait of Nikos Hakjikyriakos-Ghikas by Nikos Kessanlis

the dining room

Kifissia, 1951, (egg tempera on wood) dominates the dining room

The Artist and his Wife, 1990, (oil on canvas).

More paintings as we go down the stairs to the fourth floor:

Cosmas Xenakis, Composition, 1955 (oil on canvas)

Yiannis Gaitis, Portrait of a Man, 1945, (oil on canvas)

Yiannnis Gaitis, Windmill, 1945, (oil on canvas)

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