Erik Nitsche: The Hotel Creta Maris in Greece
Classical Greek architecture is among the most famous in the world -- for example, Doris temples, Ionic and Corinthian columns, The Acropolis, and Greek theaters. One of the great achievements of Greek architecture was the concept of the city itself as a work of art; this idea was developed from the original notion of architecture exploring the correct form of the temple. In the twentieth century, Greek architecture relied on a combination of the Classical form and the more modern abstraction of those ideas. Greek art has followed a similar path, as artists and sculptors after World War II began to orient themselves towards the abstract movement which was developing in the West. They found it difficult, however, to discard the romantic, classical traditions. The Hotel featured in this artwork is the Hotel Creta Maris in Crete, Greece. It is a significant modern structure which provides a harmonious combination of the old and new architectural ideas.
This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood® First Day Cover for the Greece 1987 Modern Art - Architecture stamp issued May 4, 1987.
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