26 February 2014 to 1 June 2014
Kostis Parthenis (Alexandria 1878-Ayhens 1967) has been the most important painter of the last two centuries of the Modern Greek state as he managed to mingle the morphological perception of the modern aesthetics with the Modern Greek perception of painting, which was dominated by the spirit of the “Munich School”. As a teacher in the Fine Arts School, he influenced decisively the moulding of the ‘Generation of the ‘30s” that combined Hellenism with contemporary aesthetic expressions.
His monumental work develops in depictions of temples (Saint George of Cairo, Saint George of Poros and Saint Alexander of Palaio Faliro), whilst there is special interest in a series of paintings depicting the Annunciation, in which Parthenis creates a personal illustration of color predominance.
In his cosmic work, he is inspired by the Greek frugality, as well as the light and the chromatic harmony of Greek nature.
The exhibition is being realized in collaboration with the National Art Gallery-Alexander Soutzos Museum.
Exhibition opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00 Thursday: 10:00-20:00
Ticketfees: 6€, 3€