Patriarch Gregory V, Georgios Fitalis, 1872, Propylaea

Patriarch Gregory V, Georgios Fitalis, 1872, Propylaea Patriarch Gregory V, Georgios Fitalis, 1872, Propylaea Patriarch Gregory V, Georgios Fitalis, 1872, Propylaea Patriarch Gregory V, Georgios Fitalis, 1872, Propylaea
The assignment to Georgios Fitalis was made due to the anniversary of the fifty years of the Greek Revolution. The sculptor delayed the delivery expecting the commotion for the statue of Rigas Feraios by Kossos to subdue. The unveiling took place in 1872 and the depiction of the Patriarch satisfied the public. This time the commotion was caused by the poet Aristotelis Valaoritis who recited a poem he wrote. The poem was in demotic and this resulted in intense reactions.
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