George Rorris: The Nobleness of Purity

This summer, the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation will present a retrospective exhibition entitled The Nobleness of Purity, at the Μuseum of Contemporary Art, on Andros island, dedicated to the distinguished Greek painter George Rorris, one of the most important visual artists of his generation.

Collectors and cultural organisations accepted the Foundation’s invitation and, as a result, we have managed to bring together the painter’s most important works, spanning from his early career to this day.

The exhibition follows a retrospective approach to the artist’s work. Including almost 60 paintings and drawings, it attempts to trace his artistic evolution through three sections: the relationship between the artist and his studio, the influences he received from his teachers and the dialogue he engaged in with them through his painting, and the incessant exploration of the body, made of “flesh and bone”.

George Rorris’ contribution to the preparation of the exhibition was fundamental. His assistance in the selection of the works, his direction in relation to the scenography and placement of the paintings, the interviews he gave for the compilation of the “Chronology” in the accompanying catalogue, offer viewers the opportunity to submerge themselves even more enjoyably in his work.

The exhibition is accompanied by a trilingual (Greek, English, French) catalogue prepared by the curator Marie Koutsomallis-Moreau.

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