CULTURE

The Greek landscape as painted by three centuries of artists

A new exhibition is about to present a comprehensive picture of all trends in Greek landscape painting during the last three centuries. Titled «Modern Greek Landscape Painting, from the 18th to the 20th Centuries,» the display will open at the Theocharakis Foundation tomorrow. The aim of the exhibition, which features rare and distinctive works by more than 90 acclaimed Greek artists, is to explore not only the landscapes but also the artists who created them. Its curator Haris Kambouridis notes that the display studies the subject matter, the techniques used and their development. He further explains the importance of landscape painting, pointing out that it is the genre that claims the highest number of works, leaving far behind still lifes, portraits and allegorical compositions. The works have been put on display in chronological order, starting with European neoclassicism and moving on to the periods of seascapes, rural landscapes, orientalism, landscapes during the interwar years and ending with contemporary depictions. Top participating artists include Georgios Avlichos, Nikolaos Gyzis, Constantinos Volanakis, Spyros Papaloukas, Constantinos Parthenis, Constantinos Maleas, Dimitrios Galanis, Ioannis Altamouras, Michail Economou, Theofilos, Yannis Tsarouchis, Giorgos Sikeliotis, Ilias Dekoulakos, Costas Malamos, Alekos Fassianos, Sotiris Sorongas, Dimitris Mytaras, Costas Tsoclis, Pavlos, Costas Papanikolaou, Opy Zouni, Yiannis Adamakos, Jannis Psychopedis, Michalis Arfaras and others. The exhibition will run to May 31 and will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Educational programs for schools are also scheduled to take place. Theocharakis Foundation, 9 Vas. Sofias & 1 Merlin, tel 210.361.1206.