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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Bread paintings

Jessica Naisbitt – Bread paintings

Jessica Naisbitt enjoys getting creative in the kitchen with a special bread dough recipe that can be sculpted, baked and painted.

image copyright: Daneielle Colvin
image copyright: Daneielle Colvin
image copyright: Daneielle Colvin

Jessica has perfected a bread dough recipe that she uses to make intricate sculptures, which are then mounted on canvas.

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Still Life with Chilled Wine

Luis Egidio Meléndez (1716-1780) – Still Life with Chilled Wine
Luis Egidio Melendez was a Spanish still-life painter during the eighteenth century. Melendez was the son of a Spanish miniaturist painter from the small town of Oveido, Pain.
Still Life with Chilled Wine
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Bacon roll

JamesMcDonald  – Bacon roll
Oil on Panel 10×10 inches 2017

Everyday objects –  a shell, loaf of bread or even a bacon roll – become precious and even sensuous as they shimmer cinematically before you. A rare gift, which he discovered early on in his career, was to discover beauty in the most mundane, everyday objects.

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