ΤΟΥ ΓΙΑΝΝΗ Δ. ΛΥΡΑ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΤΙΚΟΥ
“My own Iliad”
“My own Iliad”
Archaeological Museum of Delphi
June 15 – July 21, 2013
The opening of the exhibition of drawings by the Cypriot painter George Koumouros entitled “My own Iliad” will take place on Saturday, 15 June 2013 at 20.30, at the Archaeological Museum of Delphi organized by the 10th Euphorate of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities of the General Secretariat of Culture of the Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs, Culture & Sports, under the auspices of the Regional Unit of Fokida and the Municipality of Delphi and with the support of the Ministry of Education & Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, in presence of the artist, and of the art historian & exhibition curator, PhD. candidate, Megakles Rogakos,.
The exhibition will present the 35 original sketches, pencil on paper, created by the artist during the year 2008 in Cyprus and the United Kingdom, and corresponding to an equal number of episodes in Homer’s Iliad.
The exhibition album (a bilingual publication in Greek and English) includes George Koumouros’ drawings accompanied by his own explicative captions, translated from Greek into English by Angela Lyras; literary notes, with reference to the protagonists and events of the Homeric Iliad depicted in the artist’s works, written by Michael Alexandris, philologist and associate of the Society of Euboean Studies, edited and translated by Dr Antony Makrinos, teaching fellow at the Department of Greek & Latin at UCL; it also features a critical appraisal of the artist’s oeuvre and more especially of the drawings, by Professor Emeritus of Art History and Academician, Dr Chrysanthos Christou.