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Thoughts on Arts and the Sea at times of adversities

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Thoughts on Arts and the Sea at times of adversities

by John Faraclas

Here comes the sun – from the mountains of Epirus, north west Greece. (Photo credits John N Faraclas)

The Greeks for nearly ten millennia have devoted a lot to the Sea in more than a multiple of ways. This medium, for over a decade, has also devoted more than ten centum of its content to all forms of Arts and we continue to support arts and its role particularly at time of adversities – bad markets, Covid et al… Laid up tonnage, repair yards or even empty slipways… Lots of setbacks but also great opportunities…

Paintings, Sculpture, Glass sculpture, Collages, Photography, Gifts, Embroidery, you name it can be found in allaboutshipping and can change your life for the better…

I was going through some notes and memorabilia, brochures and books on art and found the amazing brochure / chart of the unique photographic exhibition Greece and the Sea*led by the late Prof. Angelos Delivorias, the then director of the Benaki Museum and the great initiative of the Greek Ministry of Culture back in 1994 and I read same again and again, as did then especially the part “The Sea as a source of inspiration in modern Greek Art”; here you go:

“…We are about to come face to face with the great sea, the divine essence, the infinite immensity. Behold we are climbing up. Shining ears of grain, valley in the plain, on the left crawling gradually towards the summit, proceeding right onto the ridge of the coastal mountain chain, all strand, and continuous strand, and yellowish sand, and precipitous ravines of winter torrents, and deep upward clefts in the seashore. Golden ears of grain, and the grass is slippery, and we climb up… How the breeze whistles in our ears, and the smell of the salt waves rises up over a hundred fathoms high and the murmuring of the waves echoes and the immensity fascinates you, if you desire to float in an infinite embrace. On our right the sea is sundered by a succession of large islands, lying in wait, raising their heads, the one behind the other. Opposite us looms up a huge peak, and another azure mainland next to it, and the seashore in the middle with its scattered jagged cliffs with the waves breaking over them”. Alexandros Papadiamantis, Nekranthema.-

Alexandros Papadiamantis at his very best…

Arts; communication is the message…

Enjoy the rest of the Festive Season; go through our Arts, Painting and Sculpture, Glass Sculpture, Music, Theatre, Fashion, Photography, Cinematography and Films and other sections; your mind will get the enhancement needed these days… James Brewer, Takis, Menia Kouli, Margarita Mavromichalis, Kira Phoenix K’inan, Philip Tsiaras, Maray Georgousis, Angelos, Elena Sendona, Camille Wekesa, Janaina J. Baxevanis, George Th. Lemos, Kitsa E. Angelakos,  Silviya Georgieva-Sellvida, Grace Pappas, Sotiris Tsafoulias, Aleksandra Karpowicz and many others will inspire you and help you understand the world we live in…

We praise many Shipping entities all over Planet Ocean for offering thousand of square feet in their offices for exhibitions and promotion of Arts… Above all see the Cruise Industry, an industry devoting and promoting works of art everywhere onboard and ashore…

P.S. I have been in more than a thousand Arts exhibitions worldwide… The Hellenic Centre in London is a place of reference and Arts inspiration… I was more than fortunate to graduate from Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses in the island of Spetses, Greece were all forms of Art were taught in the most appropriate way.

*Greece and the Sea 9,000 Years

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