Yfasmatography’ [textile collage]

This large textile collage is an untitled work by the Cypriot artist Christoforos Savva. It depicts a female figure wearing a bikini and holding an umbrella. According to a statement by Savva’s collaborator, the Welsh artist Glyn Hughes, the artwork dates to around 1960 and depicts the Greek writer Tatiana Gritsi-Milliex. She was a versatile personality, who took intense resistance, anti-dictatorship and volunteer actions; at the same time she was a great writer, journalist and critic, gaining much praise. She arrived in Cyprus with her husband, Roger Milliex, who served as director of studies at the French Institute. Together, they contributed to the development of the modern cultural life of the island. This fact seems to have inspired Savva in the creation and composition of the work.

Time Period: 1900 CE – today
Size: H: 208 cm, W: 115 cm
Artist: Christoforos Savva
Material: Fabric
Institution: The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia