Early Morning on the Acropolis. Athens (South View with Parthenon and Erectheum)

1979

Potts, Ian
A sabbatical from his lecturing post at Brighton Polytechnic in 1979, provided Ian Potts with the opportunity to travel to Italy and Greece and to produce a series of paintings of the Carrara quarries in Italy and the Acropolis in Athens. Potts was drawn to the contrasts of light in the Mediterranean and chose a medium he felt would directly capture the dramatic effects of light and dark. Ann Jones
  • Artwork Details: 32.3 x 75.9cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: wash on paper
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Urban Scene
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 3046

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