George Kordis (b. 1956) has painted a frieze which runs on the walls of the third floor of the School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The mural constitutes a modern artistic creation, bold and brave. By deploying the lean Polygnotean colour system, the artist exploits the style of religious icon-making keeping close to the norms that govern it, both internal and external. All the scenes of the Odyssey that are presented on the mural are annotated using original Homeric text in the ancient script [uppercase letters]. The resulting artistic creation is in accordance with its grey surroundings, and it converses with the uninterrupted architecture of the building which was designed back in the 1960s. Furthermore, it lights up the building and foregrounds it through a harmonious composition resonant with rhythm through its shaped forms, its lively gestures, its elongated figures, its minute details.
Weight 500 g Dimensions 21,5 × 24 cm Binding Language
Pages 120 Images 46 Drawings