Memories of our ancestors

Christos Foukara

These three bodies of works are testimony to Foukaras’ conscious effort to keep the traditional image of Cyprus and the people who lived in past times vibrant in our memory.

Memories of our ancestors

Foukaras, from Kissonerga, studied art at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow (1970–1976). After his studies he moved to Athens where he worked and exhibited a series of works inspired by the events of 1974. From 1979 until 2004, he worked as an art teacher in secondary schools.

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My wife the Queen

Prince Philip – The Queen at Breakfast
Windsor Castle – 1965

The Duke of Edinburgh is known for his appreciation of fine art, but less well known is his own talent for applying oils to canvas.

The Queen is shown at her breakfast table reading (one hopes) The Daily Mail  The Queen is shown at her breakfast table

The table is covered with a crisp white tablecloth, the plates, cups and saucers are white china, and there is a whole loaf of fresh bread with a jar of what appears to be marmalade, the spoon standing poised for use inside.

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