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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Constantine Cavafy in Holland
World Art Delft in Holland is presenting the 4th edition of its poetry project, WAD POETRY PROJECT IV, from January 29, with Constantine Cavafy’s poem "Ithaca" as its theme.
Inspired by Cavafy’s words, artists from all over the world will present original artworks in an effort to bring the beauty of poetry closer to man through visual arts.
The project, which includes poetry readings and competition, as well as an exhibition, will run through April 29 - Cavafy’s birthday which coincided with the day of his death.
Ithaca is likely one of Cavafy's most loved works. Recently, Hollywood actor Sean Connery and Greek composer Vangelis Papathanassiou collaborated to immortalize Cavafy's poem in a recording, with Connery's oration and Papathanassiou's musical orchestration. To listen, please visit this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n3n2Ox4Yfk.