CULTURE

Hydra’s inspiring sunlight

The island of Hydra is one of the Greek landscapes continually inspiring to artists, and an exhibition currently taking place there makes the point. By gathering many works of art by celebrated artists depicting the island, the exhibit offers a chance to showcase the model and the works side by side. The exhibition opened recently at the Historical Archive and Museum of Hydra and was co-organized by the museum along with with Alpha Bank’s Department of the Collections of Works of Art. Titled «Hydra – Artistic Impressions,» the show runs to the end of October and includes numerous works by Greek artists of the 20th century, featuring, among others, paintings and engravings, all brought together from museums, foundations and private collections. While some works are part of the Alpha Bank collection and others belong to Hydra’s Historical Archive, all of the works were selected in order to demonstrate the wealth of 20th-century art. Among the 56 items on display – with the oldest dating from 1910 – are works by Constantinos Parthenis, Nikos Hadzikyriakos-Ghika, Pericles Vyzantios, Nikos Nikolaou, Yiannis Spyropoulos, Yiannis Moralis, Christos Carras, Panayiotis Tetsis, Paris Prekas and Costas Tsoklis. At a recent press conference, Constantina Adamopoulou, the director of Hydra’s Historical Archive, noted that the island’s unique architecture as well as its sublime light continues to attract artists – professionals and amateurs alike.