El Greco-inspired, metal sculptures in Russia by Nikos Floros
Tripoli-born Greek artist Nikos Floros showcases two mosaic works inside St Petersburg’s State Museum St Isaac’s Cathedral
SAINT PETERSBURG – Standing beneath the 101.52-meter gold-plated dome of the State Museum St Isaac’s Cathedral, Nikos Floros seemed visibly moved. Two works by the Greek artist, each standing 4.3 meters tall, had just been unveiled to an audience mostly comprising local officials and media. Inspired by El Greco, “The Resurrection” and “The Disrobing of Christ,” both sculptured aluminum, were executed 400 years after the Cretan-born old master’s death in Toledo, Spain.
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