The Iconostasis by Leonidas Michalakos is leading us into a solemn atmosphere of Byzantine grandeur that imposes silence. It stands emblematic like an open parchment scroll commemorating the heroes that sacrificed themselves in Maniaki.
Papaflessas, Captain Panagiotis Kefalas, Pieros Voidis Mavromichalis, Thanassoulis Kapetanakis, Demetris Poulikakos, martyrs of faith and homeland, are granted by the painter’s hand the greatest honor of sanctification.
In the medallions of a solid gold cross adorned with precious stones, enamel and pearls, the fighters of 1821 take the place of the Saints. A powerful symbolic image that renews its shape, form and meaning from the folk versification of a mourning woman of Mani. An imposing cross that rises under the Dextera Domini and above the laudatory lamentation of an entire people.
THEODORA PAPACHRISTOU, Art Historian
Silk scarf “Iconostasis”
Design commissioned by MANTILITY
Theme: Poetry, Painting, Greek Minuscule, Byzantine Manuscripts, Greek Revolution
Description: 100% Silk – Hand illustrated
Designer: Leonidas Michalakos
Care: Dry clean only – Cool iron the back side only
Limited to: 50 pcs
Leonidas Michalakos was born in 1959 in Kotronas of Mani, Greece where he grew up. He graduated from the Panormos Preparatory and Vocational School of Fine Arts in Tinos with the well-known painter and sculptor Yiannis Maniatakos as his teacher.