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The Greek Revolution and its influence on the philhellenic movement through art



The Greek Revolution and its influence on the philhellenic movement through art


4 March 2021


In the glorious course of the struggle of the Greek Revolution, philhellenism and philhellenes offered important services. Among the great philhellenes are Lord Byron, Eugene Delacroix, Victor Hugo. Through the narrative, we will unfold the history of philhellenism and philhellenes in parallel with the course of the evolution of the 1821 Revolution. How did philhellenism influence the evolution and the path to independence? Who were its most important representatives? How was it captured in art? In the first part, the narrative goes through the course of the evolution of philhellenism and how it was expressed through the artworks, mainly of European artists. Painters such as Eugene Delacroix, Peter von Hess, Lodovico Lipparini, Ary Scheffer and Karl Krazeisen captured the struggle for independence. But also people of intellect wrote works that influenced the public opinion in favour of Greece, such as Lord Byron, Alphonse de Lamartine, Victor Hugo. In the second part there will be a brief outline of the most important events of the Greek Revolution: the beginning of the revolution in the Peloponnese, Central Greece, the siege of Athens, the massacres in Chios, Messolonghi, Tripolitsa, the battle of Faliro, the death of Karaiskakis. The whole narrative is presented through artworks by artists who captured with their own expressive tools this glorious course.

(Edited and translated description from School Life and Education Museum website)

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