ALEX MYLONA The Poet 1976 [C/P/R] - x +
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CN: MylA1976poet

MT: bronze (33x20x3)

TX: incised and struck through at rear on base <ALEX M / 04/20>

IL: Alex Mylona: Retrospective Exhibition 1986, p.223; Megakles Rogakos 2008, #168

DN: Alex Mylona Foundation, Athens - 2007

LC: ACG - Presidential Residence

CM: Alex Mylona's The Poet belongs to a series of 3-dimensional artworks created from a metal surface, which has been cut and bent so as form various projecting and receeding levels. With these works Mylonas developed her theory about the potential development of levelling. Reacting to the academic perception of her teacher, Michael Tombros, Mylona engaged with abstracted representation. To render The Poet, the artist sketched on the surface - in a minimalist yet lyrical manner - a bust which represents an imaginary person of outrageous style and with crazy hair. The forms - cut in bronze so as to be restrained by the main body – were pushed in and out so as to play with positive and negative space. The multilayered structure and brightness of bronze create the feeling that The Poet vibrates with life during inspiration.

Megakles Rogakos 10/02/2007

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
FATOUROS / FERENTINOU / GHIKA / KARAVIAS / LYDAKIS / PAPASTAMOS / PROKOPIOU / SPILIADIS / ILIOPOULOU-ROGAN / VACALO / VALLIER / VASSILIADIS / TAKTSIS / ZIAS Alex Mylona: Retrospective Exhibition 1986 National Gallery, Athens
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens

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