The Greek Slave


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Two weeks already as a self deportee in a windy and cold Ikaria and I am looking through Eleni’s art books as I have done before. I found «THE GREEK SLAVE» by Jean-Léon Gérôme. The genre is neoclassicism, sub-genre ‘orientalism’, between cartoon and photography and trop bourgeois if you ask my opinion as a whole, but
the Slave captured me. I think she makes an exception. It’s not another Ancient Greece nude, by  the way. She a captive in the War of Greek Independence and she is being sold in the markets of Egypt. The painting is unfinished and this adds to the charm. Maybe in the end she managed to escape?
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The Greek Slave by Jean-Léon Gérôme

So let this be the third  part the

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To make four, a satyric drama, anybody?

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Wednesday March 13, 2012
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  1. angelosk said

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    I didn’t know the painting. You are right that there is something special about her. I opened it in the original and I think it’s the eyes and the expression of the face. It’s a worried and frustrated beautiful young woman. And she is definitely Greek. This is familiar. The painting is not 1870. The painting is 2012.

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  2. Eleni said

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    You are soon going to be free…

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    hands...1

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    Dear friends, thank for your sympathy and understanding.
    Dear visitors, are you confused? Let me explain that this post as well as the two previous ones are about wasted human resources in Greece.

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