Athens; Museum of Cycladic Art; “‘Figures’ loved and idealized” illustrating poems by C.P.Cavafy
by Venetia Kapernekas
“Figures loved and idealised ..” Illustrating poems by C.P.Cavafy
a beautiful exhibition on Thursday morning touring the Cycladic museum
The exhibition “Figures’ loved and idealised …Illustrating poems by C.P.Cavafy” focuses on figures that play a leading role in Cavafy’s poetry. Inspired by the verse “Voices, loved and idealized” from Cavafy’s poem Voices, the exhibition uses archaeological artefacts to illustrate a selection of poems with mythological and, especially, historical subjects, which experts believe comprise approximately one third of Cavafy’s work.
The exhibition is curated by Prof. Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis, Maria D.Tolis, Mimika Giannopoulou