Become a patron! Apollo mission

As part of the campaign "Become a patron! Apollo mission", Nikos Aliagas has taken photographs of the Apollo Citharède, a bronze probably found in the ashes of the Roman city of Pompeii.

The photographs presented

Discover the eight photographs of the antique statue taken by Nikos Aliagas, godfather of the campaign, at the bookshop-boutique of the Louvre museum until the end of the campaign "Become a patron!"campaign on February 28.


Take advantage of a personalized welcome at the Louvre's bookshop-boutique to discover these photographs and order your framed, signed and numbered print, which will be delivered to you later at the Louvre.


Prints limited to 10 copies, signed and numbered.


Nikos Aliagas will donate all of his copyright to the benefit of TOUS MÉCÈNES! until the end of the campaign.

" I photographed a survivor, a being who braved ashes and millennia to come to us with his mysteries and silences. A god from another time and another world, so near and so far. " Nikos Aliagas

Nikos Aliagas is also a photographer

His work is exhibited through "L'épreuve du temps" in France and abroad. A photographer with a benevolent eye, he reveals a vision of the world filled with humanity, through hands, faces where the years have passed and dug the furrows of a life, moments of life or landscapes, which he chooses to sublimate by the contrast of black and white. In empathy with the subjects he photographs, close to the artistic sensibilities of Salgado, Koudelka or Artikos, Nikos Aliagas tries to capture the essence of each person, the mystery of their existence. His work was published in 2018 in the beautiful book "L'épreuve du temps" published by La Martinière.

Nikos Aliagas, journalist and photographer, is the sponsor of the All Patrons! campaign for the acquisition of the Citharède Apollo.


From a moment spent with the work was born a series of 8 photos. Nikos Aliagas tells us about this meeting:


"I photographed a survivor, a being who braved ashes and millennia to come to us with his mysteries and silences. A god from another time and another world, so close and so far away. Through his dark, pupilless gaze, I guessed the breath of his creator, a demiurge whose name I do not know but whose human psyche I feel. A bronze god, stripped of his zither and his flamboyant colour, an androgynous Apollo descended from the infinite empyrean among men, who bears the stigmata of our destiny, plectrum in hand.


I photographed the inanimate to detect a piece of soul, between shadow and light I caressed with my eyes the curves and lines imagined by the artist. A timeless encounter in the darkness of the Louvre Museum's secret storerooms, a precious encounter forever engraved in my memory, an encounter that reminds us of our finitude in infinite beauty. It is in this that art that resists the meanders of our present is magical, it connects us to the impossible journey of Time. "

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