The memories of the journalistic friendship that developed between Maria Karavia and Yannis Tsarouchis. Their witty conversations over the course of twenty years (1967-1987) and a series of rare photographs.
A commemoration of the unforgettable artist whose keen intelligence and caustic wit left their mark both on modern Greek painting and Athenian society. The fruit of the author’s long and productive acquaintance with Tsarouchis, the book centres on his way of thinking and his work. Interviews, brief images and reminiscences are used to build up a personal testament of the painter’s life, from his conscription in the war of 1940 to the dictatorship of 1967 and self-exile in Paris; from his legendary disguises, his love of Anatolian folk dance and the Karaghiozis shadow theatre, to his years of work with the painter Photis Kontoglou; from his interest in Byzantine music, his ventures into theatrical direction in “Seven against Thebes” and “Trojan Women” to his deep concern about environmental degradation. This testimony to the man and the artist is complemented by a selection of rarely published photographs.
Weight 550 g Dimensions 17 × 26 cm Binding Avaliable in
Pages 144 Images 50 duo tone