Photography is not allowed and there were no post cards or catalogues for sale - which was a shame really. I made notes as I perused the galleries. The Gallery Guides were quite happy to explain the layout of the Gallery. Being a much smaller Gallery than many other Cities around the World, meant that the Staff had to follow the visitors around. This was a little off putting, but they were very pleasant indeed.
The older works were at the fore of the Gallery and included work by the likes of Vasilis Vyronides (1883-1958) and Panayiotis Kyprianou (1918-2001). I was interested in some of these Artist's works on this visit because I am looking for inspiration for a project that I am currently working on. As a Textile Artist, I adore textural nuances and different ways of making marks. Vasilis Vyronides had adopted a rather 'pointillism' style of working. His 'Venetian Building' - Tempura on Wood, had a high gloss and yet textured finish. His mark making, using a muted palette, consisted of dot-like marks.
Panayiotis Kyprianou's 'Curfew' caught my eye in his oil on wood Art Work. He had a heavily textured finish with raised detailing. The figures had almost three-dimensional raised bodies and the architecture was given a tactile arch. This obviously appealed to a Textile Artist!
Eva Evangelou is a Uk born Cypriot now living in sunny Limassol, Cyprus. She trained as a Textile Artist at Middlesex Polytechnic and then as a Teacher of Art at Middlesex University. She is the founder of Limassol Art Gallery - an online resource for bringing Art to everyone.