Monday, November 10, 2008

Anna Georghiou

Anna Georghiou is a Cypriot painter whose late work comprises groups of women usually attired in the early Cypriot national style. The wearing of national dress as everyday wear only ceased within living memory. Certainly European nation costume was the norm in more rural countries in the early 1960's. I can personally vouch for that.
Anna tells me there is no deliberate message in her work though one may emerge as it develops. Indeed some of the best art is produced when the artist doesn't think about it too much.
I like this enigmatic quality Anna brings to her work. This piece is about four feet square, pastel and other wet media on thick tinted paper. See more of her work on her website.

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