Temple of Apollo Columns

Temple of Apollo Columns

Title: Temple of Apollo Columns
Original: $300.00
Size: 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Medium: graphite pencil & watercolor
Location & Date: Delphi, Greece – May 27,2002
George’s Postcard Note: Walking up the steep mountain side and experiencing the forms placed there 2000+ years ago gave me the feeling of the ancient visitor visiting Delphi’s oracle for advice. I needed advice on which scene to paint next! There were beautiful juxtapositions of stone remnants, reddish columns and ancient walkways climbing up the mountain, with views across the valley everywhere one turned. Finally, I turned and found the entry to the Temple of Apollo, defined by these columns, at the end of a sloping marble ramp. This was a popular place. A group of elementary-school-aged Greek students stopped, gathered round me, and began to practice their English with questions about art. I referred to the columns and the ancient setting by saying, “It was yours.” They all smiled proudly and one little boy said, “Yes, and they are beautiful.” Later in the drawing I erased a pencil line and said to the group it was OK to erase. Great laughter all around.