When picture paint a thousand words
When picture paint a thousand words
Book Illustrations by Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika from the Benaki Museum Collections
FROM 11/06/2018 - TO 27/01/2019
Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika began to work regularly with book illustrations from the 1930s until the 1990s. He created covers and frontispieces for poetic collections, novels and literary magazines, while he illustrated fully the "Odyssey" by Nikos Kazantzakis, "The Poems", by C. P. Cavafy, "Daphnis and Chloe" by Longus and "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes. In most cases, he supervised the design of the entire publication himself and meticulously studied each image to be sure it would reflect the style of the text or poem.

The exhibition focuses in six illustrated editions by the artist: the album "Lyrica" (1972), the album "India" (1959), the "Poems" by C. P. Cavafy (1966), "Daphnis and Chloe" by Longus (1970), "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes (1977) and the "Odysey" by Nikos Kazantzakis (1958).

At the Athens International Airport, the "India" section is introducing to the public the Ghika house, through a photographic representation of his living-room with the sixteen Indian ink drawings of India. The rest of the exhibition sections are represented through sculptures, books and prints with incorporated extracts from the relevant editions.

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Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
11/06/2018 - 27/01/2019