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Sport "Kitsch", "a horror": a statue of Maria Callas at the foot of the horripile Acropile the Greeks

11:15  15 october  2021
11:15  15 october  2021 Source:   lefigaro.fr

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La statue de Maria Callas a été érigée près du théâtre antique romain d'Hérodion, dans le cadre des célébrations qui se tiendront en 2023 pour marquer le centième anniversaire de la naissance de la diva © Louisa Gouliamiki / AFP The statue of Maria Callas was erected near the Roman Antique Theater of Herodion, in The framework of the celebrations to mark in 2023 to mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Diva

hair raised into a bun, covered with a cape, arms crossed and heels shoes, the statue of Maria Callas, inaugurated by the mayor Athens a few days ago, made controversy. Wrapped in a golden bronze box, it was erected near the Roman Antique Theater of Herodion, as part of the celebrations to be held in 2023 to mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Diva (December 2, 1923- 16 September 1977 ) Surrounded by olive trees, in a peaceful setting, in front of the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Aeropagitou, the work of art shines ... but does not pass. Critics are raining even on social networks.

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Number of Internet users wonder. Is it a "replica kitsch of the scoring statuette", "the female version of C-3" "the Star Wars robot or a new version of Terminator? "Looks like Gandhi in heels" suggest other comments on Twitter. Some lover lovers offered each other: "face, and by being myy, it can pass, but of profile, it's a horror".

Ilias Tzecpendonidis, artistic coordinator of the Opera of Naples and specialist in the work of Maria Callas, welcomes the fact that his country "finally puts himself to the emblematic and colossal personality, with an organ point a statue In the heart of Athens ". But he would have preferred "something closer to the diva. Especially when we know that in Greece, we are admired for our sculptures. Just see our museums, "he says.

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To respond to critics and trying to calm the controversy, the carptrice Aphrodite Liti, who made this statue, a teacher at the school of fine arts awarded for his works like the Chouettes of Athens , S ' is justified by explaining that it was "his" Callas, the way she perceived the diva, " with his deep but sad look, his natural elegance of Greek tragedian ". She would have got a white card from the Maria Callas Foundation for its creation. But nothing makes, public opinion does not deplete.

Cultural events around the global priestess of the opera are linked. After the shows of Monica Bellucci at the Herodion and Marina Theater Abramovych, who have just ended, an exhibition took over on the island of Corfu , which presents its costumes for the Scala de Milan as well as its objects and partitions. The Maria Callas Museum should be inaugurated soon. Located Rue Mitropolos, in a four-storey neoclassical building and an area of ​​1,070 m², this building, built on the initiative of the Town Hall of Athens, will offer a collection of personal items from the diva, but ... without Refer to the statue.

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