When picture paint a thousand words
EXHIBITION
When picture paint a thousand words
Book Illustrations by Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika from the Benaki Museum Collections
Costa Navarino
FROM 26/05/2018 - TO 17/11/2018
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 Costa Navarino the visitors will have the chance to search through a map the above six sections and discover known and unknown drawings by Ghika hidden inside the books. 

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VISITING INFORMATION

Costa Navarino
DURATION:
26/05/2018 - 17/11/2018
ORGANISATION:
COSTA NAVARINO

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