Κυριακή, 11 Μαρτίου 2012

Greece - the Crisis Years I

I've been thinking of this post for a long-long time, but was putting it off because of the great amount of time and effort it required. 

The economic crisis that spins around Greece has exploded Greek-antiquity-related iconography. So, the more I was putting it off, the more examples accumulated. 

Then all of a sudden I receive an email from a devoted reader and keen observer of these kinds of images. He goes by the nick-name "Ein Steppenwolf" and has done a great job sending me several images that have turned up in the Greek and international press -plus he has provided links for them. So this post is pretty much his work -and he's the one that should take the credit. 

So there you have it: a good start at showing how Greek antiquity providinspiration for illustrating the economic crisis. 

Feel free to add more examples in the comments below! 


Number 1 on the list, a magazine cover that stirred a lot of discussion - to put it mildly...























A recent exhibition in Athens presented several cartoons with related iconography. Here are some of the examples and a link to a related newspaper article: here.










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