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George Tatakis

Man as Bride | Greece | Black & White Art Wall

Man as Bride | Greece | Black & White Art Wall

Regular price €90,00 EUR
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Materials

Black white art wall: Pigment Lucia inks by Canon, in 12x ink printer with outstanding printing resolution. Hahnemühle Baryta Photo Rag 315gsm 100% cotton paper. A combination that is fade-safe for >100 years. Add timeless black and white vintage aesthetics to your home décor.

Shipping & Returns

We are preparing the shipment within 5 business days of your purchase. The order will be processed by George Tatakis himself except in the case of his absence due to photographic expedition. In this case, the order is processed by a reliable and approved partner.

DHL service

Please note that areas marked as remote by DHL are subject to a different shipping rate than standard. Should that be the case for you, we will contact you to either select the priority mail service instead, or if preferred, to adjust your balance according to the new shipping rate.

AUGUST

Partner is not available during August, so in the case of absence due to expedition, the purchase may be processed within a maximum of 20 calendar days.

Dimensions

Prints (paper size):

small: 29.7x21 cm (8-1/4 x 11-3/4 in)
medium: 42x29.7 cm (11-3/4 x 16-1/2 in)
large: 59.4x42 cm (16-1/2 x 23-3/8 in)

Framed (approx.)*:

Small: 44x34 cm (17.33x13.39 in)
Medium: 58x46 cm (22.83x18.11 in)
Large: 78x60 cm (30.7x23.62 in)

*Framed black and white wall décor sizes will vary slightly depending on the appropriate matte size.

Care Instructions

We suggest you handle the black and white wall art prints with cotton gloves. If you intend to have them framed, please hand the prints inside their packaging to a professional framer before touching them. Ask for archival materials.

All the prints from our black and white collection are fade-safe, but it is always a good idea to avoid installing the prints/frames against direct sunlight.

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  • Singned Option

    You have the option to have the print signed by the artist. This is a signature directly onto the printed paper. It is not a sticker that you receive separately.

Close-up of a black-and-white photographic print by George Tatakis

Unsurpassed Printing Quality

Pigment Lucia inks by Canon, in 12x ink printer with outstanding printing resolution, and shades of gray. Hahnemühle Baryta Photo Rag 315gsm 100% cotton paper. A combination that is fade-safe for >100 years. The image shown is a photo of an actual black and white wall art timeless piece from our shop.

BLACK AND WHITE ARTWORK DESCRIPTION

Black and White Photography Wall Art: The Ritualistic Custom of 'Kotsamania' - A Unique Portrait in Tetralofos, Kozani, Macedonia, Greece

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Greek traditions with this black and white photography wall art capturing a ritualistic custom known as 'Kotsamania.' The portrait features a man dressed as a bride, symbolizing the ancient Greek theatrical tradition, seated inside a local traditional room in Tetralofos, Kozani, Macedonia, Greece. Discover more relevant work, by heading over to our Kotsamania collection.

An Intriguing Custom with Colorful Characters

'Kotsamania' is a lively event filled with music, dance, and a cast of characters. Alongside the musicians and dancers, you'll encounter men portraying brides, an old man, an old lady, the devil, a police officer, and a doctor. The attendees actively participate by attempting to steal the bride away, creating a playful and dynamic atmosphere.

A Man as the Bride - A Nod to Ancient Greek Theater

Inspired by the traditions of ancient Greek theater, the bride in 'Kotsamania' is portrayed by a man. This characteristic pays homage to the roots of theatrical performance and adds an intriguing layer of symbolism to the custom. The blending of genders challenges traditional notions and invites reflection on the fluidity of identity and roles.

Kotsamania: Fertility and the Celebration of Life

The custom of 'Kotsamania' carries deeper meanings related to fertility and the cycle of life. If someone successfully steals the bride, 'Kotsamania' comes to the rescue, and the police officer may press charges against the culprit, often involving the bride's supposed pregnancy. This act symbolizes the desire for fertility and abundance in the coming year, connecting the ritual with the bountifulness of the earth.

A Glimpse into the Ancient Traditions of Tetralofos

Step into the cultural heritage of Tetralofos, Kozani, Macedonia, Greece, through this black and white photography wall art. The portrait captures a moment that is both timeless and deeply rooted in the local traditions and customs of the region. It serves as a reminder of the rich cultural tapestry that continues to shape the identity of Tetralofos and its inhabitants.

Celebrate Diversity with Wall Art

Embrace the diversity and cultural richness of Greece with this black and white photography wall art. The portrait of the bride in 'Kotsamania' reflects the unique customs and traditions found across the country. Display this captivating piece in your home and invite conversations about the intricacies of Greek culture, and the interconnectedness of ancient and contemporary traditions.

Black and white art wall photography by George Tatakis

Framing Service

Let us do the framing for you. Framing is an integral part of the resulting artwork, so significant care should be taken when manufacturing it. In our shop, our selected frame is made of solid wood, painted black. All materials are of archival grade, including museum-grade glass, equipped with a UV filter. The print is handled with cotton gloves during the process. Create a gallery wall in your interior decor, by choosing from the huge range of our wall art prints website. Change the style of your bare walls.

The premium price reflects the quality of craftsmanship. Available in three item sizes (approximate dimensions, depending on the ideal matte size): 

Small: 44x34 cm
Medium: 58x46 cm
Large: 78x60 cm 

  • The unique house seal of George Tatakis fine-art photography

    House Sealed

    All our shop's black and white wall art pictures come with the unique George Tatakis House Seal. George Tatakis is the recipient of 22 international awards.

  • Crates for framed artwork by George Tatakis

    Wooden Crate

    Your framed wall decor arrives in a wooden crate* to ensure safe delivery. This price is taken into consideration in the overall price of the artwork.

    *The actual shape and style of the crate may vary, as it is custom-made per order. 

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