In recent and modern times, many distinguished Greek painters made recourse to Byzantine art seeking pictorial models and influences, in order to merge them with the spirit and the stylistic tenets of the artistic currents and movements experienced throughout the last century.
This hommage is aimed at exploring these historical, aesthetic and stylistic influences, and at enhancing the way in which Modern Greek painters incorporated them in their artistic inquiries, thus succeeding in rekindling interest in this enduring yet aesthetically undervalued iconographic culture of Byzantium.
The exhibition is structured around works by the following distinguished painters, who alongside secular painting also created works on religious themes: Constantinos Parthenis, Photis Kontoglou, Spyros Papaloukas, Spyros Vasileiou, Polykleitos Rengos, Nikos Engonopoulos, Giannis Tsarouchis, Constantinos Artemis, Demetrios Pelekasis, Agenor Asteriadis, Polychronis Lembesis, Demetris Biskinis, Stephanos Almaliotis, Anastasios Loukidis, Nikos Nikolaou, Rallis Kopsidis, and the print-makers Demetrios Galanis, Lykourgos Kogevinas, Efthymios Papadimitriou, Alevizos-Anastasios Tassos, Giorgos Sikeliotis, Vasso Katraki.
The 130 and more works on display come from state and ecclesiastical museums, churches, foundations and private collections.
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|Dates: 30/06/2013 – 29/09/2013 Place: Andros – Cyclades. Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, Chora, Andros. Op. H.: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 20:00 Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 Tuesday: Closed|