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Greece by Doris Cohen. Landscape painting of Greece. Oil on Canvas. Original oil painting. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. 20by25cm. Contact for Price and availability.

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Greece by Doris Cohen. Landscape painting in oil. This particular landscape is of the island of Santorini featuring the Church in Firostefani and Nea Kameni in the background. Santorini has been chosen as a landscape over many other classic Greek landscapes for a variety of reasons. The ancientness of the land and its thousands of years of civilization is one reason. Another reason is the peculiar cubist architecture of the city marked by blue domes on white buildings. The island with its architecture can be described as a painting in itself and to paint it on canvas was but obvious. Another important reason to paint santorini was its geographical location and the artistic opportunities it provided.

Santorini stands as a gateway to Greece and is located midway between the continents of Africa and Asia on one side and Europe on the other Horizon. Santorini is one of the few islands in Greece which has desert climate. This allows the artist to divide this oil painting into various sections. The right side with its desert colors of brown, yellow and orange depict its desert connection, while the vivid blue on the left sides is used to represent the Greek civilization and Europe. The Orthodox Church was specially selected for the centre of the painting to represent that across the horizon lays the Greek civilization. Greece in itself as a land has so many landscapes to paint, so it was best thought to leave it to the viewer’s imagination as to what lies across the horizon. The whole idea was to present the transition to Greece using just colors and not paint any landscapes which would actually represent Greece. The fiery colors on the right bottom have been used to represent the fact that the island sits on a volcano and that the buildings were excavated from volcanic ash in not too distant past.

It would be impossible to paint a complete picture of Greece on canvas, but an idea of Greece could be painted. An Idea. And that’s what Greek Civilization was always about. Ideas.
This landscape painting of Greece done in oil on canvas is ideal for your landscape collection and its colors will match any home décor.


French Canadian artist Doris Cohen’s art and paintings. Doris Cohen is a gifted and trained artist whose painting styles include abstract paintings, impressionism paintings, surrealism, expressionism, still life landscape paintings, nature, floral and realism paintings. A part of her collections of original paintings is now available for sale through this website. All original paintings come with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist herself. These oil on canvas paintings have no replicas or duplicates. Fine art paintings prints and posters are also available for sale. Doris Cohen is also an accomplished stained glass and glass art artist. Her fine art studios, ArtPaintingStudio and Artsonglass are based in Ontario, Canada.