11/06/2018 - 27/01/2019
Exhibition area “Art & Environment”
Book Illustrations by Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika from the Benaki Museum Collections
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. 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), represented through sculptures, books and prints with incorporated extracts from the relevant editions.
Exhibition area “Art & Environment”, 11.6.2018 – 27.01.2019