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A faithful or a timely image? The importance of the Greek heroes’ portraits for the European public

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A faithful or a timely image? The importance of the Greek heroes’ portraits for the European public

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4 February 2021

Abstract

"In the spring of 1821, images of the leaders of the Greek Revolution were published in Paris. Far from being realistic, the images surprised and rather amused the individuals depicted therein. Later, Goethe praised the importance, for the foreign public, of the faithful rendition of the portraits of Greek heroes. The simultaneity of the paintings and the historic events, the likeness (or lack thereof) in the rendition of the portraits, imagery in general, as well as the timing of its creation, played an outstanding role in the making of European public opinion regarding the Greek independence struggle."

(Edited abstract from the conference programme)

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https://www.protovoulia21.gr/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/ConferenceProgramme_NationalistMovementsandPhilhellenism.pdf
https://www.protovoulia21.gr/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Book0fAbstract_NationalistMovementsandPhilhellenism.pdf
https://www.blod.gr/lectures/synedria-i-i-elliniki-epanastasi-me-eikona-kai-synaisthima/

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00:20:00

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BY-NC-SA Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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