'Great Alexander Chasing Darion' - by Yiannis Nikou
The “Historical Cycle”
My love for Greece and for History, in general, gave birth, to a series of
paintings with historical themes.
I had already noticed, by studying the old Greek painting, that too many
crucial moments in History, were not narrated pictorially yet... That was a
strong challenge for me and by possessing the technical mean s – becau se, to
depict historical representations one needs knowledge and experience – I
started a new theme...
Thus, I have depicted epical oil paintings, in term s o f dimen sions also,
inspired by Ancient Greek History, the epos o f Alexander the Great, the
apogee and Fall of Byzantium and the Hellenic Revolution of 1821 against
However, as the great historical moments define the destiny of nations and
affect us all, I also painted themes inspired by World History.
By this thematic unit, I believe that the spectator can have a larger
perception of my work, as well as of my pictorial identity.
Location: UK, Russia
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