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Anna Filini: Painting a tribute to the regeneration



Anna Filini: Painting a tribute to the regeneration

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Freeze with 12 images for the 1821 Greek Revolution

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2–18 November 2021

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The paintings of Anna Filini concern the protagonists, the events and the places of the militant mobilization of 1821, in the context of historical time and human communication. It consists of twelve compositions, in which the 1821 Greek fighters parade together with Theseus, Simon Bolivar and General Sarafis, Greek and foreign poets and Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco). Among them, anonymous women, from Messolongi, Chios and Cyprus, mourn, a Souliot woman fights with the baby in her arms, a nun accompanies Theodoros Kolokotronis and the personification of liberry of Eugene Delacroix addresses the greeting to the Greek the message of enlightenment. At the same time, the philhellenes, Byron and Meyer, the Minotaur and the “cursed” serpent appear. Finally, Ioannis Kapodistrias comes to define the operation of the independent Greek state. In a Greece that stretches from the coasts of Asia Minor and Cyprus to the islands, the history of the Greek liberation struggle is recorded. (Evangelia Diamantopoulou, assistant professor/art historian)

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