How to enclose into a museum a world-wide intellectual vision, a national brand, a real intellectual, a great poet, and yet a perishable man suffering from affection in love?
Αll this was Angelos Sikelianos, who, without the two women of his life, the American Eva Palmer Sikelian and Anna Kapanaris Sikelianos, might not be able to unfold.
The grand visions of Sikelianos in a shell-jewel
The Sikelianos Museum is the first to wish to present:
1. The core of Sikelianοs overall work and interpret his position as a national poet.
2. The realizations of his overall poetic work with his actions (Delphic Feasts) and his position as a political being and intellectual.
3. The presentation of Sikelianos and his relationship with Eva and Anna, as well as the Greek and international reality.
In the two-floor house that was born and lived in his childhood in Lefkada, Sikelianos, it finally became possible to develop the vision and the act of the poet, but also the Sikelianοs himself.
Exhibits and exhibition material
Anna's wedding dress and her woven handcuffs for Angelos and her clients, the hand-made clothing that Eva wore for herself and the Delphic Feasts, her passport, her red hair that she cut when she was in America.
Also, other publications rare and manuscripts of Angelos and other exhibits, are animating moments and situations around Sikelianos early life.
The exhibition architecture
The architectural museological study followed the partitioning of the house, the whole concept conveying the feeling of a house that is celebrated a poem above the common measures and hosts an equally pious poet.
Earthy and tender colors enhance the sense of familiar space.
Oxidized metals indicate the passage of time, while sounds and narratives, the voice of the poet, amplify the experience of the visitor.
Real exhibits with the breeze of time and time alternate with animated images that vibrate the rest of figurative and writing content.
The faces of the poet and his life stamped into the walls to look at us, while his bold writing drew the walls and burst into the interior of the building as a reminder of the inaccessibility of his national presence and his immediate visions.
The visit ends with Sikelianos and his life-gatherers, Eva and Anna. Both of them with the same loom supported the creative act and the survival of Angelos.
The NBG (National Bank of Greece) has commissioned a specialized cinematographic group to create a 15-minute event for an experiential tour of the Angelos Sikelianos Museum.
This act of corporate social responsibility delivers to Lefkada the poets, the intellectuals and the artists the museum that suits its great poet, a museum that eventually fits her.
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