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).
Kallipateira (Καλλιπάτειρα): Ιn ancient Greece, women were extremely discouraged to participate in sports and extreme laws were in effect to stop them from attending the Olympics. If a female participant was caught in the Olympic stadium, the city of Ellis stated that they were to be thrown into the river from Mount Typaion. Kallipateira, from a noble family, disguised herself as a trainer to watch her son fight and win the Olympic prize for boxing. During the award ceremony, Kallipateira rushed out to greet her son and congratulate him. Due to her status, she went unpunished but because of her actions at every Olympics after, trainers had to enter naked (to prove their gender).
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Kallipateira 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.