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Yannis Moralis the Master

Start Date: February 13, 2019
End Date: May 5, 2019
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Location: Museum of Greek Culture, 1 Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave., 106 74 Athens

Description

Yannis Moralis is known as being one of the greatest Greek artists of the twentieth century. Moralis, however, was more than just a painter, as his teaching influenced and shaped Greek art throughout his own life and over subsequent generations.
The goal of the exhibition is to highlight how Moralis’ liberal teaching style shaped his students, leaving in his wake not simply followers but independent artists, students both male and female, who chose radically different paths.

The exhibition displays paintings by only some of Moralis many students: works that date either from their time as students or immediately following, juxtaposed with their mature creations in an attempt, on the one hand, to show how they evolved as artists away from their teacher’s shadow, and, on the other hand, to underscore the many different directions that these students actually took.

The exhibition includes works by Demosthenis Kokkinides, Yiannis Chaïnis, Marilena Aravantinou, Makis Theofylaktopoulos, Nestoras Papanikolopoulos, Olivia Michali, Chronis Botsoglou, Zacharias Arvanitis, Thanasis Makris and many more.

Finally, it also showcases archival and photographic material showing Moralis teaching at the Athens School of Fine Arts, which document the spirit in which he taught and the atmosphere in his studio.

WednesdayFriday: 10:00 – 18:00
ThursdaySaturday: 10:00 – 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Free admission at the permanent exhibition:
Every Thursday excluding organised tours and guided group visits and the International Museum Day (May 18th) if the building is open

Event categories: exhibitions.

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