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Leontios Machairas Exegeses by Lefteris Olympios

27 September 2013 until 15 December 2013

he Byzantine & Christian Museum inaugurated the temporary exhibition Leontios Machairas Exegeses by Lefteris Olympios.

The twenty four drawings and the sketchbook that are presented in the exhibition were created in order to illustrate the publication Leontios Machairas, Exegeses in Remembrance of Time and Place by Natia Anaxagorou.
 
Leontios Machairas was born ca. 1380 in Cyprus, in which he lived his whole life, attached to the court of the Lusignans, i.e. of the Frankish rulers that governed Cyprus from 1192 to 1489. Dedicated to Cyprus is the Chronicle, entitled "Recital Concerning the Sweet Land of Cyprus, entitled Chronicle." The work starts with a brief overview of the ecclesiastical history of Cyprus since the time of Constantine the Great, while its account of the events of the period 1350-1432 is more systematic and detailed.

In the illustration of the Chronicle Olymrios is moving between narrative and fiction, adheres to the dreamy elements, creates with light material  mainly ink, in tones of black and blue. The painterly effect enhances the character of a medieval tale.


CONTRIBUTORS TO THE EXHIBITION

GENERAL COORDINATION: dr Anastasia Lazaridou
CURATOR: Ioanna Alexandri
MUSEOGRAPHICAL DESIGN: Spyros Nasainas
WORKS CONSERVATION: Ioanna Stefani, Vasso Papakosta
TEXTS: dr Natia Anaxagorou, dr Jasmin Moysidou
EDITOR: dr Jasmin Moysidou
LAYOUT DESIGN:Yannis Stavrinos, Giorgos Soupios
DIGITAL PRINTINGS BANNERS: Alekos Bezerianos
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME: Panos Vosnidis, Rania Fatola
PUBLIC RELATIONS − PROMOTION: Katerina Choïna, Magda Zindrou, Elena Betzou
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: Vassiliki Markou
LIGHTING: Yannis Tsonis, Sotiris Tsonis
PAINTING: Dimitrios Tsekouras, Dionyssis Philimegas
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT: Giorgos Korkovelos, Dimitris Margaritof, Thanassis Kavassis, Ioanna Stefani, Vasso Papakosta, Youli Daskari, Jasmin Kouki
TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT: Spyros Xepapadakis, Petros Kalofonos
HEAD OF SECURITY STAFF: Giorgos Stefanou, Kostas Tsitsimpis, Yannis Lymperis