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The historical art gallery of the Greek Revolution and the construction of national memory

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The historical art gallery of the Greek Revolution and the construction of national memory

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09 March 2021

Abstract

The subject of the lecture is the process of the construction of the “historical art gallery” of 1821, as the dominant visual narration of the major event of the Hellenic national history. The way we remember the historical past is built more on images and less on objects. Under which circumstances and by whom were the images of the fighters of 1821 constructed? Through which processes was the pantheon of the heroes that comprise the dominant figures at school and in public history constructed; “from above” or “from bellow”, through conflicts or consents? What was the importance of the “philhellenic” point of view in the creation of the artistic canon of national memory? Why have the images of a Bavarian painter survived and not the paintings of Makriyannis? These questions will be examined in combination to the emergence of the modern historical consciousness and the rising need of the people to “see” the past.

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https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/events/details/images-of-the-greek-revolution-shaping-national-memory
https://vimeo.com/527186668

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01:17:00

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