ART @ GRECOTEL
From Minotaur to Picasso
“IF ALL THE WAYS I HAVE BEEN ALONG WERE MARKED ON A
MAP AND JOINED UP WITH A LINE, IT MIGHT REPRESENT A MINOTAUR”
Pablo Picasso drew himself as Minotaur, the mythical half-man half-taurus(bull) creature that lived in the Labyrinth of the palace of Knossos, a few kilometers away from Amirandes.
Picasso worshipped ceramics and he created them for 25 years (1947-1973).
An amazing collection of genuine Picasso ceramics from the Madoura Collection, adorns the Amirandes unique restaurant, the “Minotaur” in honour of ancient ceramic art and the way it inspired the masters of the 20th century.
“Picasso’s Ceramics and the Mediterranean” was hosted in June 2013 by the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens with the participation of Sydney Picasso, daughter-in-law of the famous artist, who lives in France. She is an archaeologist and has been adjunct curator of the Musée d’Art et Histoire de Meudon, served on the Acquisitions Committee of the Centre Pompidou, and was honoured by the French Ministry of Culture as a Chevalier of Arts and Letters. She is coauthor of Lost Cities of the Maya. She also wrote If I was a signature (French: Comme si j'etais une signature) which presents unpublished paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs by Picasso, along with a few poems.
Art in the heart of Athens
Pallas Athena art boutique hotel, NEW Art Exhibition
Pallas Athena is the newest boutique art hotel in central Athens. In addition to the eclectic artworks gracing the public areas and guestrooms, the famous ‘graffiti’ rooms and the new chic art suites add a vibrant effect to the art boutique hotel.
Pallas Athena, Grecotel Boutique Hotel, presents the retrospective painting exhibition of Kostas Spiropoulos entitled “Pop art is here to stay”. An excellent painter manages through his paradoxical human forms and features of pop art to deliver the message of his apt themes.
Exhibition opens from 01.05.19 till 31.10.19, A' floor, Pallas Athena Restaurant & Bar, free entry 08:00 - 22:00.
Ancient Greece re-born
Olympia Riviera Resort
A unique exhibition of natural art has been brought to Kyllini from aristocratic British manor houses. Antique Victorian stuffed animals grace the lobby of Olympia Riviera Thalasso in this extrovert new living gallery.
Take a step back into the past as you enter the Mandola Rosa. Greek & Roman gods & goddesses greet you and the towering marble columns beckon you to the seafront terraces. A quirky collection of antique toys and marble replicas is displayed in the library. The living collection continues in the Cap Voyage with extravagant chandeliers and European antiquities.
Caramel Boutique Resort showered in the optimism of summer
Inspired by and dedicated to the world traveller that loves both today and from past eras, this luxury boutique resort slides on with an easy insouciance, yet radiates with major impact.
Caramel’s hallmark is the hand-painted floor tiles that reflect the colours of Greek islands: blue and white with hints of bougainvillea pink and sunflower gold. Ancient ceramics have been found at all the important archaeological sites in Crete: from Knossos to nearby Eleftherna, and this history is reflected in the ceramic urns gracing the bedrooms. Made by a local family of potters, many date back forty or fifty years.
Each villa is uniquely designed with a mix of antique and designer furniture with hand‐painted tiles covering the floor in blue and white with hints of bougainvillea pink and sunflower gold.
Imagine light‐filled airy villas; uniquely designed spacious suites; exquisite antiques juxtaposed with designer furniture; private courtyards and meandering pathways; hand‐made tiles and billowing voile curtains; spacious bathrooms and personalised service. All this and more awaits guests this summer at the Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort on the Cretan Riviera.