GHIKA Mythical Lovers: Thesseus and Ariadne 1976 [R/V] - x +
GhiH1976-002


CN: GhiH1976-002

MT: bronze (Ø:5x1) after plaster after plasticine (Ø:24x4)

ED: 237

TX: incised on bronze at rear side in Greek <I WAS FAST ASLEEP / FEAR SHOOK ME FROM / SLEEP / THAT YOU VANISH FROM / MY SIGHT, YOU HAVE ALREADY DISAPPEARED / OH! UNFAITHFUL BED THAT / HAD RECEIVED US BOTH / NOW ONLY ITS TRACES / HAVE YOU RETAINED>

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2006, p.36-37

CM: Ghika writes: "On the beach at Naxos Ariadne bemoans her fate. Thesseus, after eloping with her, has treacherously sailed away in the dead of the night and deserted her forever, mindless of the debt of gratitude he owes her for helping him escape from Crete in defiance of her own father." [Georgakopoulos 1984, p.9]. On the reverse of this medallion Ghika inscribed a text, which reads "I was fast asleep / fear shook me from / sleep / that you vanish from / my sight, you have already disappeared / oh! unfaithful bed that / had received us both / now only its traces / have you retained".

[Megakles 12/2004]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
GEORGAKOPOULOS, LEONIDAS N. N. Hadjikyriaco Ghika: Sculpture 1934-1984 1984 To Trito Mati, Athens [Greek]
ILIOPOULOU-ROGAN, DORA Ta Parallila (The Parallels) 1980 Polyplano Editions, Athens [Greek]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Reincarnated Painting: Sculpture by Ghika 2006 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens [English / Greek insert]

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