LC: ACG - John S. Bailey Library, Center for Academic Enrichment, BL308
CM: Having been married to poet Aristotelis Nikolaidis (1922-1996), Tilda Nikolaidou often created paintings that found literary parallels in his poetry. Therefore, Nikolaidou linked the present picture, which represents a misty landscape, with Nikolaidis' poem entitled Phos (Light), which reads as follows: "Phos / lighting from below / shining / the photophobic / skylights. // Phos / from above / light under, phos / from triplet / slots // reminding me / that it was not / but a day / of the crow." [Aristotelis Nikolaidis 1977, p.278, transalted by Megakles Rogakos]. The aforementioned poem is inscribed in Nikolaidis' hand at the rear of this canvas.
[Megakles Rogakos 10/2011]
NIKOLAIDIS, ARISTOTELIS I Peira ke i Pyra (The Experience and the Fire): Poems 1937-1977 1977 Kedros Publishers, Athens [Greek]