GHIKA Mythical Lovers: Jason and Medea 1976 [R/V] - x +
GhiH1976-003


CN: GhiH1976-003

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

ED: 237

TX: incised on bronze at rear side in Greek <MEDEA / JASON>

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2006, p.38-39

CM: Ghika writes: "Far away, in distant Colchis, Medea waits, pale and wan with love. She swoons at her first sight of Jason silhouetted against the light from outside, as he enters the darkened room where she awaits him in fear; fear because - even though she is a sorceress - she does not know how the affair will end." [Georgakopoulos 1984, p.9]. On the reverse of this medallion, Ghika inscribed the names "Medea / Jason" and set between them the scene of Medea riding on the dragon's back in the aftermath of her crime, holding a knife and a flaming torch.

[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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