Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Giallinas mansion

   This mansion facing the Esplanade was where corfiot painter Aggelos Giallinas (1857-1939) once lived. Its arquitectural style is similar to that of the Ricci mansion in Plati Kantouni as its dominant feature is the venetian arched portico and the balcony above it too.

   There is a commemorative plaque on its façade stating the fact that one of the most famous corfiot artists lived a great part of his life in this building.

   Below there are some photos of the mansion that I took this evening, The mansion hopefully is under renovation after 2010 theft where many paintings of the famous artists had been stolen. 

   This is the main entrance which leads to the second and third floor (the lower floor houses a billiard club and a bar). It can be found on the right hand side of the building. But this side is looking really run-down. Let's hope the renovation will finish soon and the building become a museum in which the work of this important artist will be exposed.

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