The Apotheosis of Athanasios Diakos

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The Apotheosis of Athanasios Diakos
Greek: Αποθέωση του Αθανασίου Διάκου
The Apotheosis of Athanasios Diakos.jpg
ArtistKonstantinos Parthenis
Year1933 (1933)
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions380 cm × 380 cm (150 in × 150 in)
LocationNational Gallery of Greece, Athens

The Apotheosis of Athanasios Diakos (Greek: Αποθέωση του Αθανασίου Διάκου) is an oil painting by Konstantinos Parthenis created in 1933.

Description[edit]

The oil painting has dimensions 380 x 380 centimeters. It is exhibited at the National Gallery of Greece.[1]

Theme[edit]

Athanasios Diakos was a freedom fighter for Greek independence, who was executed by the Ottoman Empire by impalement following the Battle of Alamana.

Analysis[edit]

The painting shows a secular subject in a religious composition, with a cubist style.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Αποθέωση του Αθανασίου Διάκου". www.europeana.eu. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  2. ^ Professor Michelle Facos; Dr Thor J Mednick (28 July 2015). The Symbolist Roots of Modern Art. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-1-4724-1962-0.

Sources[edit]

  • Marina Lambrakē-Plaka; Olga Mentzaphou; Ethnikē Pinakothēkē; Mouseion Alexandrou Soutsou; Tonia Giannoudakē; Hidryma Euripidēs Koutlidēs (1999). National Gallery, 100 years: four centuries of Greek painting from the collections of the National Gallery and the Euripidis Koutlidis Foundation. National Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum. ISBN 9789607791030.