Rigas Feraios, Ioannis Kossos, 1869. Propylaea

Rigas Feraios, Ioannis Kossos, 1869. Propylaea Rigas Feraios, Ioannis Kossos, 1869. Propylaea Rigas Feraios, Ioannis Kossos, 1869. Propylaea
The statue of Rigas Feraios signals the first assignment of a work of art in modern Greek history and the first intense debate about public art. The fact that the hand was extended, the depiction of the facial characteristics which were different from the traditional portrait of Rigas, the fact that the statue was placed close to the University and the fact that the sculptor was related to the royal family created intense reactions. The unveiling took place in 1869.
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