Jun 1, 2010 - Jun 30, 2010

A photography exhibition with works by the famous composer Donovan, in cooperation with the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University and Govinda Gallery...

Donovan - Sappho

The exhibition features twelve monumental works on paper from Donovan´s series of works inspired by the lyric poetry of Sappho (7th century B.C.). Donovan captures in visual form the mythic beauty of an ancient artistic tradition. Donovan’s Sapphographs evoke the aesthetic sensuality of nature and the power of its rituals to inspire artistic creation. The artist wishes to encourage the youth of the world to compose poetry again. In conjunction with the exhibition, the California-based art team Revolver unveils a multimedia installation as a tribute to Donovan’s Sapphographs. This installation allows spectators to experience the Sapphographs in three dimensions.

Donovan is a prolific songwriter, poet and musician who made his first appearance in a British TV show and was characterized by the press of that time as the British answer to Bob Dylan. A short while after his first appearance he became acquainted with the Beatles, with whom he cooperated as a musician and traveled to India. By incorporating elements of folk, jazz, classical, Caribbean and Indian music, he became one of the central figures in the extraordinary musical and cultural revolution of the 1960s. He continues to influence and inspire musical artists today. Donovan’s recordings have received universal critical acclaim and he continues to perform throughout the world. 

Chris Murray, Director of Govinda Gallery curates the exhibition. Donovan will be present at the exhibition opening.

An online catalogue has been published for Donovan’s first exhibition in Greece.


Artist Donovan
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University, Govinda Gallery
Venue Hellenic American Union Galleries
Start Date 01/06/2010
End Date 30/06/2010
Opening Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 21:00
Gallery Hours/Duration Monday to Friday: 12:00 – 21:00, Saturday: 10:30 – 14:30, closed on Sunday
Type Exhibition
Participants Revolver, Chris Murray
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free

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