HARA PAPATHEODOROU Rhythm 1986 - x +
PapH1986rhyt

CN: PapH1986rhyt

MT: woodcut on ricepaper (47x64)

ED: 2/3

TX: inscribed with pencil at lower right in Greek <Hara / 2/3 - 1986>

DN: Dr. Hara Papatheodorou - 2006

LC: Attica Tradition Educational Foundation, Athens

CM: Hara Papatheodorou's Rhythm is from a series of woodcuts from the period 1985-1986, which explore the effect of seriality. Here is presented a Rhythm consisting of facial profiles, all of women as if they were a chorus in tragedy. The gender is possible to discern through the eyes and the hairstyle. Papatheordorou represents a Rhythm, which she has simplified as much as possible using two colors: a cold blue and a warm red. The sequence of color reflects the succession of psychographical conditions. The rhythm thus arranged in order is epic rather than lyrical. Papatheodorou may be seen to refer to antiquity, to the isometric arraying of the rhythm of capitals and the frieze, which leads to epos. The simplicity of the heads has an arcaic quality about it. In order to break the rhythm the artist juxtaposed frontally the couple of faces at the far right of the work.

[Megakles 12/2006]

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