THE OLIVE TREE

The tree depicted in my works is the olive-tree.

An approach to the olive requires particular respect. It is a tree that lives for centuries and is completely interwoven with the Greek landscape. The harsh Greek light brings its shape into relief, lending a symbolic dimension to the whorls of its trunk and branches.

Up to now in my work I have been anthropocentric. I believe I came to the olive-tree through a lack of available models. In the olive I found a willing model. It is in many ways similar to the human body.

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THE MOST PROMINENT MYTH

About the cultivation of the olive tree
Revolves around the duel between the ancient gods Poseidon and Athena for the patronage of the city of Athens.

The olive (the tree, the fruit, the symbol) with its biological and thereby symbolic vigor is linked tightly in the mediterranean region with man’s ideal existence.

The olive has hidden secrets of the centuries...

Dimitra Gounari

Painter - Engraver

Graduated on painting and engraving at the Athens School of Fine Arts - at the Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels - Engraving diploma at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

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