Jun 3, 2015

Spring Fresco

It is an ideal day today to visit the amazing archaeological site of Akrotiri, and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera and admire the wonderful findings that archaeologists have discovered and have exhibited in Santorini and Athens.
The “Spring Fresco” is surely one of the most impressive frescoes discovered in the archaeological site of Akrotiri. It was unearthed in 1970 by Professor Spyridon Marinatos and it is the only wall painting found intact in situ, covering three walls of the same room.
Using simple means and limited colours (blue, yellow, black, red and white) and only three images (the lilies, the swallows and the volcanic rocks), the painter conveys the joyous message of the coming of spring and the rebirth of nature.

This beautiful fresco is 2.50 metres high and can be admired at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, which we highly recommend!