SILVANUS Nostos 1991 Mount Sinai - x +

CN: Silv1991nost

MT: silver print on paper, matted and glazed within wooden frame by Sdralis (30x20 / F:53x43x4)

ED: 2/3

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2008, #219

DN: Dr. Fotini Georgousi - 2005

CM: Silvanus said the following about Nostos: "The portrait is of a painter friend. I always had this image within me before shooting it. I think of images from the world and then find them before me. As soon as I saw him, I knew him. I said, 'this is my Jew', in the significant sense of being the upholder of the Law of the Old Testament. My friend is skilled in drama. He put a scarf on his head, just as the Jews do when they pray at the Wailing Wall. He has moist eyes and deep wrinkles. He whispers: 'I won't forget you, Jerusalem, departing for bondage in Babylon'. Jerusalem is man's nostalgia for his homeland, the Paradise lost that he never knew but which he carries within him like a memory. The devout of the Old Testament lags behind the devout of the New Testament. He is tragic because he chooses to abstain from the law of the New Testament, which is completed by love. That is precisely what Nostos represents, says Silvanus, the veil of fanaticism, the tear-filled eyes, the wrinkles of anxiety, and tragedy." / "You melt memory by endurance." [Monachos Amonachos 1993]

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2005]

MONACHOS AMONACHOS My Soul 1993 Domos Publications, Athens
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits throughout Time 2008 ACG Art, Athens