August 28, 2013

August 24, 2013

Avec Calliyiannis


“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Khalil Gibran

August 22, 2013

Avec Calliyiannis

“Behind the veil of life, beyond the look of eyes”

August 13, 2013

Avec Calliyiannis

Mε τον Καλλιγιάννη 

Manolis Calliyiannis is represented in the following public collections:

Tate Gallery, London
Musee d' Art Moderne, Paris
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Toledo Art Gallery, USA
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Felton Bequest)
National Gallery, Athens, Greece

Manolis Calliyiannis, was born September 1923, in Lesvos island, Greece, where he lived until 1940. During the war, he was a navigator in the Royal Air Force. He studied arhitecture from 1946-8, at Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg and it was during this period he decided to devote himself to painting. He had his first one- man show, in Johannesburg in 1948 at the Constantia Galleries and with the small profits from his exhibition was able to pay his fare to Paris, where lived there for 30 years.
From 1979 to 1999 Manolis directed the Museum Teriant in Mytilene, placed there by the creator of the Museum Stratis Eleftheriadis - Teriade. After leaving the museum, he moved to Crete in Vamos, birthplace of his father, where he left his last breath.
I had the honor to work with him for 25 years and live a unique experience with a particular artist.

"Παράξενος Μισάνθρωπος Γέρος Νεάζων", μια μικρή επιγραφή, που κουβαλούσε σ 'ολη του τη ζωή...

August 12, 2013


If you're here, looking for incriminating evidence... You're in the Right Place!!!

August 2, 2013

Graffiti Beach Street Festival 2013, Vatera Lesvos island

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.
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