Thursday, 14 June 2012

Edward Lear Exhibition at Corfu Museum of Asian Art

The Corfu Museum of Asian Art is hosting an exhibition entitled “Edward Lear & the Ionian Islands at the Palace of St Michael and St George until  August 31, 2012.
Inaugurated on May 25, the exhibition marks the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of the British landscape painter and nonsense poet and author Edward Lear (1812 – 1888).
According to Dr Anthony Stevens, Corfu held a special place in Lear’s heart and he returned to it again and again, for to him it was “paradise” and “no other spot on earth can be fuller of beauty and of variety of beauty,” he wrote.
The exhibition is supported by the A. G. Leventis, the Bodossaki and the J. F. Costopoulos Foundations. It is curated by Despina Zernioti, Director of the Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

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