Tuesday, 9 September 2008
The sign denotes the name of a street - written in Greek and English - in Hania (all street signs in Greece are in this format). It also tells us in Greek that the street is named after 'a Cretan artist'. Theotokopoulos was perhaps one of the most famous artists in his time, known right throughout the medieval art world. His family originated from Hania, but he was born in Herakleion. All Cretans claim him as one of their own people. There was a film made recently about his life. In fact, the whole world has heard about Theotokopoulos - but under a different name.
Do you know him? Yes, you do, that's what's so odd about him. Have a look at his art work and find out the name the whole world knows him by.
(I'm away on a mini-break - see you again later in the week.)