CM: This is one of Velmos most decorous pictures. Composed symmetrically, it seems to represent a scroll, whose center is dominated by a tree, emerging from a man buried under the ground, and crowned by a bird. On either side the earth slopes down, animals making their way up; a donkey on the left and a sheep on the right. Further towards either end of the scroll, is a cypress, under whose ground two further animals are buried; what seems to be a rat on the left and a lizard on the right. The entire work is executed with a high feel for ornamentation and stylization. The picture is inscribed "Sheep, Bird, Donkey" but its idea may go beunond mere description to suggest a pyramid of power; nature and animals presiding over - if not suppressing - mankind.
[Megakles Rogakos 08/2006]
VELMOS, NIKOS The Frangelio Issued by Velmos 1926-1929 Athens [Greek]
LOGOTHETIS, NIKOS Nikos Velmos (1890-1930) 2006 Athens [Greek]