Inspired by traditional Greek costumes, Amalia is one of the more recognizable traditional costumes of Greece introduced by Queen Amalia who ruled as wife of King Otto of Greece from 1837-1862 when they were expelled from the country following an uprising. She ‘created’ this national costume in an effort to establish a unifying symbol of Greek identity. Although the Amalia costume is no longer considered to be a symbol of identity for the Greek nation it is still one of the more popular costumes worn on major Greek national holidays and most commonly depicted on souvenirs together with the Evzones (Greek presidential guards) costume with the ‘foustanella’ (many-pleated skirt).
You can read more about my process and the making of Amalia in my blog post.
materials: relief art using mixed media on wood panel.
dimensions: 71 x 123 cms 
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While the original painting is shipped unframed, the images below are purely to illustrate what the artwork may look like framed.
Myrto and Amalia
Myrto and Amalia
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