Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an author, poet, editor and literary critic, best known for his poetry, tales of mystery and the macabre, generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and contributor of the emerging genre of science fiction. But, more than that, Poe is a product of his time; the Romantic era. He emphasized that the subject matter of art should deal with the emotions, and the greatest art was that which had a direct effect on the emotions.
With his works, Poe created new worlds so that his readers would concentrate wholly on the themes or atmospheres with which he infused his stories. Thus, his works have influenced the literature and popular culture around the world.
For this exhibition, eight photographers were invited to create a photo inspired by the mysterious mood of Poe. The anthology of their works creates an exciting result for the visitors to indulge and travel with them in a mythic world. The exhibition includes a micro universe based on the story of the “Fall of the house of Usher”, and also the reciting of one of Poe’s poem.
The exhibition will open on January 19th, in honor of Poe’s 208th birthday.
Edgar Allan Poe Tribute – January/February, 2017
DaphneArts Gallery I