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CYPRUS HIGH COMMISSION

CULTURAL SECTION

LONDON UK

PROMOTES CYPRUS HISTORY AND CULTURE IN THE UK

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Travelling artists to Cyprus – from the 1700’s to 1960 through the Cyprus Visual Arts Research Foundation (CVAR) collection

October 2, 2015

Public Lecture at The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

 

During the eighteenth, and most of the nineteenth century, the only testimonies we have of how Cyprus looked like are the works of artists who travelled to the island. Dr Rita Severis, Executive Director of Costas & Rita Severis Foundation which since 2014 hosts the Centre of Visual Arts & Research (CVAR), delivers a lecture on how these art works unfold a panorama of the island which includes the monuments, landscape, flora, architecture and everyday life of the people. While examining their art and comparing views out of three centuries, one can also follow the developments that took place and the changes that occurred. These paintings speak of the history of Cyprus and its people and remain a strong testimony of our cultural heritage.

 

Event organised in conjunction with the Cyprus Tourist Organisation.

 

Photographs by Doros Partasides

 

 

 

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CULTURAL SECTION CHC UK

 

The Cultural Section of the Cyprus High Commission promotes Cyprus History and Culture in the UK.

 

We host, organise and support initiatives and events, and create collaborations with cultural institutions, educational bodies, and universities. Our primary aim is to engage the Cypriot community and the wider public in a dynamic cultural dialogue. To this end, we support cultural production by emerging artists in various forms of art (music, theatre, fine arts, film) by providing platforms to show their work and by facilitating their collaborations with international institutions.

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