Artist/Maker: Kostas Kampouropoulos (1939-2018)
Object/Materials and Techniques: Oil on canvas
Date: Painted between 2007-2016
Dimensions: H. 120 cm. x W. 100 cm.
Art style: Portraiture/Romantic elements with surrealistic expressionistic structures/Abstract art
Current Location: Private collection
Curator’s note: The portrait of the infamous Jewish outlaw Barabbas, in a
fictional moment of penitence, as he thinks of the Golgotha’s hill top,
where Jesus was crucified in his stead. This is an aspect of a penitent Barabbas, aware of his evil deeds, but yet pious towards the earthly end of Christ. Probably a
depiction of the notion that even evil men can sometimes be curved by
the goodness of others.