Travellers and Artists to Cyprus – Special exhibition at the CVAR Nicosia
23 March to 30, 2016
regret and sadness I have realised that the bi-communal Centre of Visual Arts
and Research in Nicosia does not get the attention from people, especially from
people in the Northern part of the island, an attention it would really
deserve. Just two days ago I went with friends to see the latest exhibition
organised by the Canadian Consulate in Cyprus within the framework of the month
of Francophonie using the rich collection of the Rita Severis Foundation and
the CVAR of original paintings and sketches drawn by French travellers and
artists, old maps from that time and documents, books and diaries written by
those and private persons. Some of the works are contained in Rita Severis’ art
book ‘Travelling Artists in Cyprus 1700 – 1960’ published in 2000 in London.
Severis is an art historian and it has been her great dream to bring together her
collections and her work in one only building to make it available for all
Cypriots and contemporary travellers to Cyprus. See the link to the opening
ceremony in September 2014
went many times again and took my friends to see the exceptional beautiful
museum and research and art centre including a well-assorted reference library.
Here is a link to my first visit to the centre with a detailed description of
the exhibition rooms on several floors and the treasures that can be seen
the last two years CVAR organised many events that give the visitor a better
understanding of Cyprus past, live performances around Queen Catarina’s era in
Cyprus; life performances in Ermou Street in front of the Centre, exceptional
exhibitions of art, contemporary and with a look back in time, readings and film screenings. An enormous
effort to open the book of history for us.
island of Cyprus has been a very important centre in the past, a cultural hub
in the eastern part of the Mediterranean between many different cultures, the
furthermost space of Europe and we should learn all about it, all there is to
photos in this text concern the last exhibition which will be open until 30
the link http://www.cvar.severis.org/en/
you can learn more concerning opening times, event calendars.
is a very nice restaurant attached to the CVAR, they often offer special events
with culinary treats. Update information can be had under the link: