Steps of Plaka by Valentyna Crane
Probably my favorite neighborhood in Athens , in the shadow of the Acropolis , the Plaka is like a village within the city! Very attractive, bohemian-feel cafes, on steps below the Acropolis … Mnisikleous street is rightly the most famous spot in Plaka: coffee-taverns on white stairs that climb uphill to the even more picturesque neighborhood of Anafiotika . Sit on pillows or wicker chairs and choose coffee and homemade pastries in the morning, ouzo or wine and meat selections at night.
About the Artist
Valentyna Crane is an Australian artist, who re-discovered the techniques and knowledge she learned in a very different place, in the context of the nature, history and social fabric of Australia.
Valentyna follows Contemporary Impressionism. This style focuses on the effects of changing light and weather, concentrates on feelings of moving air and emotions of the particular landscape scene.
She received her professional training in one of the oldest (founded in 1922) art schools on the territory of former USSR, with clear lineage to the famed Imperial Academy of Arts, one of the organisations that adopted Impressionism from its French creators, developed it and brought it into the 20th Century.