“Myrtis” the little Athena, who lost her life from a typhoid fever in the plague of the 5th c. BC, continues to inspire and convey the message against child mortality, thanks to the pioneering project of reconstructing her face by Professor Manolis Papagrigorakis and his scientific team.
On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. inaugurates at War Museum the report entitled “The triptych of Myrtida in the War Museum: form, art, copyright” and will last until October 20. The exhibition includes works by about 50 visual artists from Greece and abroad, who have donated their works to the Myrtida Gallery.
“This is a collective artistic and cultural commentary, which frames the little Athenian Myrtida,” he says. Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Athens Manolis Papagrigorakis, pointing out that the artist who creates to understand the present, is only a winner in the human struggle over time, and his work is a link between the past and the future, the bridge between individual and universal experience.
“The traumatic experience she lived in Athens during the Peloponnesian War and suffered a humiliating defeat by Sparta does not seem to have affected her creative dynamism,” he said. Mr. Papagrigorakis. “It is striking that Attic art did not stop growing in its influence, even during those turbulent years, and whenever conditions allowed, the works in the long-suffering city resumed.”
Watch the video that presents the exhibition, courtesy of Mr. Tasos Katsikas, in which the whole form of “Myrtida” is unfolded and reconstructed through the works of art. The video will also be shown overnight on a video wall outside the War Museum.
The artists taking part in the exhibition are: Angelidis Paschalis Andreopoulos Vangelis, Antonatou Maria, Arvanitis Zacharias, Vamvakari Stella, Gavalas Stelios, Gerogianni Georgia, Grigoriadis Manos, Devetzis Andreas, Demas Zemelis, Demas Zemas Dellas , Karra Maria, Koustas Apostolis, Madenis Michalis, Manavi Peni, Masteropoulos Ivan, Mitrakas Ioannis, Economopoulos Elias, Panagiotopoulou Maria, Papagrigorakis Dimitris, Papadopoulos Kostis, Papakonstantinou Alexandros, Vatselis Patselis Palselis Jean Francois Réveillard, Sarri Vassiliki, Sevastakis Dimitris. , Folinas Stefanos, Haraktinou Anna, Psarras Vassilis.