The Daring Girls series-digital collage Illustrations by Danai Gkoni. This series is a tribute to the emblematic female figures of ancient Greece. (The Daring Girls illustrations were kindly funded by the Ministry of Culture).
Antigone (Ἀντιγόνη)The story of Antigone was addressed by the fifth-century BC Greek playwright Sophocles in his Theban plays. She was the daughter of Oedipus and his mother Jocasta and the sister of Polynices, Eteocles, and Ismene. She attempts to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices. King Creon, who has ascended to the throne of Thebes after the death of her brothers, decrees that Polynices is not to be buried or even mourned. Antigone defies the king’s order and is caught. She is brought before Creon, and admits that she knew of Creon’s law forbidding mourning for Polynices but chose to break it, claiming the superiority of divine over human law, and she defies Creon’s cruelty with courage, passion and determination. Creon orders Antigone to be buried alive in a tomb.
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Antigone Art Print
All collages are created digitally on the artist's studio combining web images and her own photographs. They are printed on high quality photographic paper.
23x23cm prints arrive packed on a steady cardboard inside a cello sleeve.
Framed prints arrive in a 25x25 white wooden frame, 5cm wide, covered with plexiglass.