The Contemporary Art Collection of the JMG holds artworks created mainly by various Greek-Jewish artists, including a great part of the oeuvre of Giulio Kaimi (1897-1982), a painter and writer from Corfu. These sixteen artworks show his preference for realistic portrait sketches and oil paintings depicting outdoor scenes, memorizing a specific moment. This oil and charcoal painting on canvas is depicting a Mediterranean seascape, in particular the Pontikonissi church in Corfu. Characteristic for the painter’s oeuvre is also here the strong sensation of open space, as well as the use of vivid colours with a play of light on the sea surface.

© The Jewish Museum of Greece

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