1821-2021: “THE OATH” – Online Painting Exhibition of the renowned artist Vangelis Tzermias (March 20 to April 10, 2021)
Online Painting Exhibition of artist Vangelis Tzermias, curated by the historian (Sorbone University) Louiza Karapidaki (Academy of Athens – Greek Folklore Research Center).
It includes twenty (20) paintings with historical representations and portraits of fighters, in which the painter narrates, among other things, the Oath of the Greek Revolution Fighters to the symbols of the Faith. Through his work, he highlights the protagonists’ concord, devotion and absolute commitment to a common purpose, such as freedom, and at the same time he “liberates the forces” in a metaphysical way that is intertwined with the conscience of everyone.
Vangelis Tzermias was inspired by the writings of Paul Valery: “Memory Is The Future Of The Past”.
Historian Louiza Karapidaki notes, among other things: “The swearing-in of the fighters of the Revolution of ’21 was a religious eulogy with the presence of priests, sanctification of banners, blessing of weapons and use of all kinds of religious symbols.” Such a swearing-in ceremony is selected and crafted by Vangelis Tzermias for the specially charged space of the War Museum “.
Due to the current public health concerns, the Exhibition is not open to visitors, however you can navigate it virtually.