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Van Gogh in Lefkes
Article: Avgi Kalogianni
Van Gogh climbed up to Lefkes this year; Frida Kahlo, Picasso, Magritte, Tsarouchis and other great painters went along. They went to Marpissa, as well. Αnd the pupils of the elementary school got to know them under the guidance of their teachers Chryssa and Areti Katsantoni.
I was touched by this summer’s first exhibition. The little brushes, the little hands being carried away in the passion and movement of the painter filled me with optimism.
Could this happen in Athens? Would the teachers have the feeling for it in the depressive urban environment? It isn’t easy for these teachers here, either. They are deputy teachers like most tutors nowadays. They don’t know where they will be next year, nor will they get paid in the summer. Why should they? Who cares about teachers, who cares about children these days?
But life goes on… Let’s listen to its pulse and get tuned.
Have a nice summer!