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A handful from her soil

Artwork details

Artwork title
A handful from her soil
Vassileiou Spyros (1902-1985)
Artwork date
George I. Katsigras Collection
Tempera and Indian Ink
Main colors
Short description
A cretan
Tempera and India Ink
35 x 50 cm

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The verses emanate from "Cretan" by Dionysios Solomos. The representation has been attributed with an artistic way. With a micrographic way in a representation coexist four different episodes. The Cretan stands in front and undertakes the role of the narrator. Behind him the events that destroyed his family. On left his sister whom after the Turks dishonored her also slaughtered. Further back his mother is drowned in the well. On the right, his father that was burned alive and behind his brothers that were seized by the conquerors.The composition follows the Byzantine models and reminds intensely the Byzantine manuscripts.Two dimension output absence of prospect,intense modelling on the faces and stylished folding on clothing.

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