KYRIAKOULA GEORGILI-ZOLOTAS Masks 1990 [R/V] - x +
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CN: GeZo1990mask

MT: dry pastels on paper (36x63 / F:47x74)

TX: inscribed with felt pen at rear <to the school / that I love / Kyriakoula / georgili / Zolotas / 24 February 2010>

PR: Ms. Kyriakoula Georgili-Zolotas - 2010

CM: Kyriakoula Georgili-Zolotas' present work entitled Masks is inspired by the civilization of Oceania. The composition is reminiscent of a totem in a horizontal version. Georgili-Zolotas presents three successive masks. In the left the eyes are half open, in the middle they are shut, and on the right they are wide open. The emphasis on the eyes suggests a vision for the future. A large eye occupies a central position at the composition's lower part, which refers to 'third eye' of intuition. This third eye seems to protect the masks and keep them alert. The mask is a familiar tool. All people wear masks as a matter of formality, because they are brought up this way. The mask hides human emotions, while the third eye reveal them. At some stage the mask actually falls and the third eye is exposed. Masks is an art of emotional vigour. There is tension in the composition. Here, the palette juxtaposes cold and warm colors, which refers to the agony of human existence. Basically, Georgili-Zolotas works with the blue of the sea that presides in the eyes. She chose blue and green tones to calm the soul. Georgili-Zolotas appears to suggest that after much effort and struggle humanity will enter a condition of inner calm where the mind will operate with pure wisdom.

[Megakles Rogakos 02/2010]

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