Δευτέρα, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Memos Makris --Makrisz Agamemnon--Μέμος Μακρής










Επιστολή του καλλιτέχνη προς τον Τ. Σπητέρη  .Τελλόγλειον  Ιδρυμα





“Personally, I do not start from any desire to renew the form. I try to express the traditional way of plastic art. And I think that this struggle of mine with the  materials has led to the innovation of form” If I had stayed here (meaning Greece) I couldn’t help but get involved in the circuit of galleries, thus turning to “theme” instead of “monumental” Art. The law of offer and demand would inevitably influence me, too. My own personal features found there (meaning Hungary) the proper means of expression” «Εγώ προσωπικά, δεν ξεκινώ από τη θέληση για ανανέωση της μορφής. Προσπαθώ να εκφράσω τον παραδοσιακό τρόπο της πλαστικής. Και νομίζω πως αυτή η πάλη μου με τα υλικά με οδηγεί στην ανανέωση της φόρμας».  «Αν είχα μείνει εδώ , στην Ελλάδα, θάχα μπει κι εγώ στο κύκλωμα των γκαλερί, θάχα στραφεί προς το "αντικείμενο" και όχι στην Τέχνη "μονυμεντάλ". O νόμος της προσφοράς και της ζήτησης θα είχε λειτουργήσει αναπόφευκτα και για μένα.






  Memos Makris (Greek: Μέμος Μακρής, Hungarian: Makrisz Agamemnon) (born April 1 1913 in Patras – died May 26 1993 in Athens) was a prominent Greek sculptor. He spent his early childhood in Patras but his family moved to Athens in 1919. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Artsand soon became involved in the artistic and cultural life of the 1930s. During the German Occupation Makris joined the National Resistance. After the liberation he continued his studies in Paris. He was deported from France in 1950 due to his political allegiance to the Left and sought political asylum in Hungary. In Hungary he became an important figure in the country's political and cultural life. In 1964 he was deprived of his Greek nationality, which he regained in 1975 after the restoration of democracy in Greece. In 1979 his first retrospective exhibition in Greece took place in the National Art Gallery.Some of his monumental sculptures include the one dedicated to the victims of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, the monument to the Hungarian volunteers of the Spanish Civil War in Budapest, the monument of Liberation in Pécs. Many other of his works adorn squares and buildings all over Hungary. In Greece he is most known for his sculpture of the head of a youngster that is located at the entrance of the National  Technical  University commemorating the 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising, and in Cyprus for the emblematic statue of archbishop Makarios in the Presidential Palace.












                http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makrisz_Agamemnon   http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/27624200.jpg Beloiannisz dombormű (Makrisz Agamemnon alkotása) 
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/major_anna/4863219175/sizes/z/in/photostream/ Spanish international brigade by Makris Agamemnon  Memento Park,Budapest