Cythera


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Cythera,

Greece: see KíthiraKíthira
or Cythera
, island (1991 pop. 3,021), c.109 sq mi (282 sq km), S Greece, in the Mediterranean Sea, southernmost of the Ionian Islands, off the S Peloponnesus. Mostly rocky with many streams, it produces wine, goat cheese, olives, corn, and flax.
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Cythera

1. a Greek island off the SE coast of the Peloponnese: in ancient times a centre of the worship of Aphrodite. Pop.: 3354 (2001). Area: about 285 sq. km (110 sq. miles)
2. the chief town of this island, on the S coast. Pop.: 300 (latest est.)
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As Vadillo reminds us, "the island of Cythera is the myth of the quest for love.
Dr Vogtherr also 'gave' us another Watteau in being the first to correctly identify another sheet, previously languishing in our collection under the attribution 'after Watteau', as an authentic oil counter-proof relating to the artist's two versions of his great composition The Pilgrimage to the Island of Cythera (1717 and 1721).
Zeus lies in Ceres' bosom Taishan is attended of loves under Cythera, before sunrise and he said, "Hay aquln mucho catolicismo-(sounded catolithismo) y muy poco reliHon" and he said "yo creo que los reyes desaparecen" (Kings will, I think, disappear) That was Padre Jose Elizondo in 1906 and in 1917 or about 1917 and Dolores said: "Come pan, nino," eat bread, me lad Sargent had painted her before he descended (517)
Derby exhibition bag pounds 369 and (below) purse pounds 139 ANGLOMANIA THIS collection references Watteau's painting Voyage to Cythera to give us an ethereal atmosphere and feeling.
Chapter Five continues the theme of alienation in French culture through a comparison of several depictions of the island of Cythera, the fabled birthplace of the goddess Venus.
The pupils of Diderot's fellow-moralist Jaques-Louis David--but not Ingres--threw paper pellets at Watteau's masterpiece, The Embarkation to Cythera, which was then on display at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
Because most of the characters in Passion have been searching for love, the penultimate sequence may well reference (as Silverman has suggested) Watteau's Pilgrimage to Cythera (1719); (12) but it might more easily evoke the surreally red sails of Nosferatu's nefarious voyage in Werner Herzog's remake of that obsessional quest.
Of the three poems on paintings from the eighteenth century, the longest by far is "On Watteau's Pilgrimage to Cythera (1717) in the Louvre," and at five stanzas it is also the longest of the "Bright Fictions.
As with many of the other literary texts to which Banville refers, the most obvious similarity concerns the trip to the island, in both cases a small island off the coast of Ireland which Freddie likens to the mythical island of love, Cythera, a name that is also mentioned in Malone Dies (p.
sacred to Venus, Cythera being the other; hence, Venus was frequently
Robert Storr discerns a clue in their reference to Watreau--a canvas of 1957 was titled Cythera.
26) Cythera or Kithira is an island situated off the south coast of mainland Greece.