24 paintings narrating events of the Greek Revolution of 1821, from its beginning until the foundation of the Greek state in 1827, are being explored in this new, lavishly illustrated edition. These are the paintings presented by the distinguished fighter of the Revolution, General Ioannis Makriyannis, to the first King of Greece, Otto, and to the rulers of the Great Forces which supported the Greek struggle for independence. The paintings are the work of the folk artist and comrade in arms of General Makriyannis Dimitris Zografos and his son Panagiotes, who aspired to immortalize all the major events that happened in the turbulent years that led to independence from the four centuries-long Ottoman rule.
Award winning author of children’s books Mariza Decastro, relying on children’s national curiosity and proneness to observe, and utilizing the rich details of each painting —the persons depicted, the topography of the battles, the sieges, the sea battles, the impressive armαments and dresses, as well as the colors and technique of the artists— stages 24 imaginary dialogues between her and a kid. Through the dialogues, young as well older readers will be guided through a charming decipherment and interpretation of the world of the paintings, and will discover major events of the Revolution of 1821 and its era, together with unknown aspects and details not to be found in history books.
Weight 1150 g Dimensions 29.2 × 28 cm Binding Pages 108 Images 84 Drawings