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Four legendary painters and their favourite drinks compose the themes of five nights in the magnificent ambiance of the Karoussos Center. Each of these nights, the Center turns into the bars, cafes, and bistros loved by the artists. From the fabled 'La Fée Verte' inn where the painters drank absinthe to the 'Folies-Bergère' bar, Manet's inspiration for his famous painting, the spirits lifted the artists' spirits. The four Arty Spirits Night transforms the visitor's spirit into epochs when creativity, joy, and intelligence were the ingredients of a fulfilled life.

ARTY SPIRITS
 

VINCENT VAN GOGH'S
SPIRIT

ARTIST: VINCENT VAN GOGH

SPIRIT: ABSENTH

ARTWORK: STARRY NIGHT

LOCATION:  KAROUSSOS CENTER | VERGA | KALAMATA | PELOPONNESE | GREECE

DATE: 04 JUNE 2023

TIME: 20.00

TICKET: 25€

Under the June full moon and in Marseille, Peloponnese, guests sat at the legendary bistro "La Fee Verte" and tasted the Green Fairy (absinthe), Van Gogh's favorite. On the "Starry Night" of June, when the artist painted this famous work, with the sounds of the Belle Époque, visitors enjoyed an evening on the Blue Coast of the Peloponnese, overlooking the Messinian Riviera.

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Frida Kahlo

PABLO
PICASSO'S
SPIRIT

ARTIST: PABLO PICASSO

SPIRIT: SANGRIA

ARTWORK: PABLO'S CERAMICS

LOCATION:  KAROUSSOS CENTER | VERGA | KALAMATA | PELOPONNESE | GREECE

DATE: 15 JULY 2023

TIME: 20.00

TICKET: 25€

On July 15th, the Karoussos Center was transformed into the historic inn 'The Colombe D'Or,' which will welcome guests in a stunning Mediterranean Riviera setting. Guests enjoyed the Riviera environment while drinking Picasso's Sangria like they are in Cote d'Azur, where Picasso stayed with the early 20s artistic elite, including Henry Matisse, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Jean-Paul Satre, Simone de Beauvoir, Brigitte Bardot, and Yves Montand. Guests also learned about Picasso, the ceramist.

FRIDA
KAHLO'S
SPIRIT

ARTIST: FRIDA KAHLO

SPIRIT: FRIDA MARGARITA 

ARTWORK: WATERMELONS

LOCATION:  KAROUSSOS CENTER | VERGA | KALAMATA | PELOPONNESE | GREECE

DATE: 12 AUGUST 2023

TIME: 20.30

TICKET: 25€

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On August 15, the Karoussos Centre transformed into "La Casa Azoul," Frida Kahlo's "blue house," to welcome guests to the artist's cultural universe.
Guests sipped margaritas while learning about Kahlo's colourful life and emotional grandeur. They discovered the artist's vivid, fresh, and optimistic side when they viewed and tasted her watermelons, a symbol of fertility and immortality.

Frida Kahlo

At her very core, Frida Kahlo was a fighter. The image of resistance, of challenging social norms, and of the independent woman ties her portraits and paintings together. Her themes of duality are born out of resistance: Mexican versus European, Christianity versus Aztec beliefs, and masculinity versus femininity. Her relationship with Diego Rivera perfectly encapsulates Kahlo’s duality within herself, an internal conflict that was kindled by the problems of the world around her. She wore traditional feminine Mexican clothing instead of European fashion to show her allegiance to the people of her culture and her hair was long. In later paintings, she’ll resist these ideas, depicting herself with shorter hair, donning a suit, or having facial hair, in part to challenge Rivera’s toxic masculinity. Her inclination for resistance also acted as a duality for Rivera as well — something that attracted him, but also caused tension for them.

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