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Santorini

Santorini

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Blue Domes Reflecting Santorini Sunset

You may have wondered why most buildings in Santorini are white and blue. The obvious assumption would be that they reflect the colours of the Greek flag. However, the real reason is much more practical. The origins of the colour combination dates back to the 1930s. In an attempt to fight the epidemic on the islands, Ioannis Metaxas passed a law for all buildings in the Cyclades to be painted white using limestone, which was considered a powerful disinfectant. The bright white colour also helped reflect the sunlight and cool down the temperatures indoors. Another cleaning agent called ‘loulaki’ had a distinctive blue colour. Blue also symbolised the sky and the sea, and people would use this colour on the roofs to ‘break’ the brightness.

This fine art print is produced on premium, archival paper; capturing the details and full colour spectrum of the original artwork. The museum-grade quality of the paper and ink ensure that the colours won't fade with time. Each print is carefully produced in the Netherlands and hand-signed by the artist. 

White border included. Custom sizes available upon request. Frame not included.