THE CANGELARIS COLLECTION
the Airport ...", 1984 By Yannis Ritsos
Ink on cigarette box, 7Χ9 cm.
Inv. No.: P-210
Born at Monemvasia
(Peloponnese), Yannis Ritsos was a
leading poet and writer, honored with the Lenin Prize for Peace
(1977). He was self taught in painting. He
paintings in a solo exhibition in Athens (1989). His
work is almost unknown and was a complement to his poetic work and a
respite during the easy and difficult moments of his life.
totality of his work was done on cheap material, like cane roots,
stones and cigarette boxes. The painting of the poet of
"Romiossini" [Greekness] emits exactly that Greekness which
characterizes the totality of his work. Yannis Ritsos passed
in Athens (1990).
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