Rainment of the Soul

Raiment of the Soul

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Raiment of the Soul

Raiment of the Soul

A beautiful edition and exhibition honoring the history of Greece through its most iconic garments.

Text: HELEN PAPAIOANNOU

After 200 years of silence, some of the most iconic garments preserved by the National Historical Museum of Athens climbed out of their trunks to breathe, stretch and reclaim their soul. The kind and clear gaze of Vangelis Kyris, and the tender and instinctive touch of Anatoli Georgiev, turned them into art, once again.

Honoring the treasure entrusted to him by the National Historical Museum to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, the photographer focused on the artistic Renaissance that the Greek people never got to experience. His majestic frames, dramatically lit on dark backgrounds, and a perspective that turns the clothes into the protagonists, brought to life the history they carry with them. Lord Byron’s vest, Kyra Frosini’s dress, Kolokotroni’s shirt….now sit on artists, actors, dancers, contemporary people that once again breathe life in every stitch, pleat and button.

Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul

Anatoli Georgiev leans over the canvas, tracking the trace left behind by Vangelis Kyris’ camera, stitching details, giving them shape and form, piercing through the past with his needle to trace the path of love, power, wealth and soul, forever locked inside in the garments.

100 people, known faces and fascinating characters, were all were photographed over the period of one year and one month, after which the photos were placed on canvas, and embroidered over the course of a year. Now, the collection of printed and embroidered images is guarded in a beautiful edition, and travelled Greece as an exhibition during the summer of 2021.

until 30/9

www.nhmuseum.gr

Raiment of the Soul

A different, truly original gaze towards history and the people who make it, this is probably the most interesting celebration of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.

Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul

The Feed.

Raiment of the Soul

Raiment of the Soul

A beautiful edition and exhibition honoring the history of Greece through its most iconic garments.

Text: HELEN PAPAIOANNOU

After 200 years of silence, some of the most iconic garments preserved by the National Historical Museum of Athens climbed out of their trunks to breathe, stretch and reclaim their soul. The kind and clear gaze of Vangelis Kyris, and the tender and instinctive touch of Anatoli Georgiev, turned them into art, once again.

Honoring the treasure entrusted to him by the National Historical Museum to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, the photographer focused on the artistic Renaissance that the Greek people never got to experience. His majestic frames, dramatically lit on dark backgrounds, and a perspective that turns the clothes into the protagonists, brought to life the history they carry with them. Lord Byron’s vest, Kyra Frosini’s dress, Kolokotroni’s shirt….now sit on artists, actors, dancers, contemporary people that once again breathe life in every stitch, pleat and button.

Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul

Anatoli Georgiev leans over the canvas, tracking the trace left behind by Vangelis Kyris’ camera, stitching details, giving them shape and form, piercing through the past with his needle to trace the path of love, power, wealth and soul, forever locked inside in the garments.

100 people, known faces and fascinating characters, were all were photographed over the period of one year and one month, after which the photos were placed on canvas, and embroidered over the course of a year. Now, the collection of printed and embroidered images is guarded in a beautiful edition, and travelled Greece Greece as an exhibition during the summer of 2021.

until 30/9

www.nhmuseum.gr

Raiment of the Soul

A different, truly original gaze towards history and the people who make it, this is probably the most interesting celebration of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.

Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul

The Feed.

Raiment of the Soul

Raiment of the Soul

A beautiful edition and exhibition honoring the history of Greece through its most iconic garments.

Text: HELEN PAPAIOANNOU

After 200 years of silence, some of the most iconic garments preserved by the National Historical Museum of Athens climbed out of their trunks to breathe, stretch and reclaim their soul. The kind and clear gaze of Vangelis Kyris, and the tender and instinctive touch of Anatoli Georgiev, turned them into art, once again.

Honoring the treasure entrusted to him by the National Historical Museum to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, the photographer focused on the artistic Renaissance that the Greek people never got to experience. His majestic frames, dramatically lit on dark backgrounds, and a perspective that turns the clothes into the protagonists, brought to life the history they carry with them. Lord Byron’s vest, Kyra Frosini’s dress, Kolokotroni’s shirt….now sit on artists, actors, dancers, contemporary people that once again breathe life in every stitch, pleat and button.

Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul

Anatoli Georgiev leans over the canvas, tracking the trace left behind by Vangelis Kyris’ camera, stitching details, giving them shape and form, piercing through the past with his needle to trace the path of love, power, wealth and soul, forever locked inside in the garments.

100 people, known faces and fascinating characters, were all were photographed over the period of one year and one month, after which the photos were placed on canvas, and embroidered over the course of a year. Now, the collection of printed and embroidered images is guarded in a beautiful edition, and travelled Greece Greece as an exhibition during the summer of 2021.

until 30/9

www.nhmuseum.gr

Raiment of the Soul

A different, truly original gaze towards history and the people who make it, this is probably the most interesting celebration of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.

Raiment of the Soul
Raiment of the Soul