ALICE TOURNIKIOTI Princess 2005 - x +

CN: TouA2005prin

MT: oil on canvas (130x80 / F:146x96x2)

TX: signed with felt pen at lower left in Greek <Alice>, inscribed at rear upper left <Alice / Tournikioti / 2005 / Psychiko>

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2008, #241

DN: Mr. Leonidas Tournikiotis - 2007

LC: ACG - Office of Information Resources Management

CM: As in all her works, the Princess of Alice Tournikioti meets her past in a drawing of charcoal. The drawing on paper, with its absence of color, poses a certain challenge for the work's composition. Thus the position of the figure, the style of the dress and the condition of the background truned out to become complex. Although the figure appears to be frontal and right on the composition's center, the dense design ensures to shutter entirely the work's symmetry with an aim to entertain its legibility. As the drawing was transferred to painting the alternations of charcoal turned into color, thus intensifying the composition's intricacy. In this instance Tournikioti chose to juxtapose orange with green, which - as complimentary colors - create the intense feeling of pulsating life. The warm colors herewith approximate gold, while the cold ones bring it out. This way an external light is being noticed, with reference to material wealth. The Princess, which occupies the painting's center in a traditional manner, is an offspring of all the fascinating fairytales of eternal innocence. Let it be noted that Tournikioti is concerned with the Princess as a vehicle of character rather than power. Despite her rich decorations, Tournikiotis' Princess is endowed with the charm of a Cinderella.

[Megakles Rogakos 09/2007]

ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece, Athens