MARCH 2-4, 1952

YIANNIS TSAROUCHIS: (From a review by Angelos G. Prokopios) «The retrospective exhibition of Yiannis Tsarouchis’s art from the period 1932-1952 gives us the opportunity to look more closely at the most original talent of the Thirties Generation, who has achieved fame outside Greece’s border. (…) The types of people he depicts in his works with the sarcasm of a psychoanalyst indicate a social inferiority complex behind the arrogant self-regard that he gives to the social outcast, the footballer’s striped jersey, the soldier’s or sailor’s uniform. (…) Tsarouchis’s contribution to modern Greek art is not only pictorial but technical. At a time when realism had been condemned by all the schools of European avant garde, Tsarouchis has had the originality to combine the prismatic monochromes of Matisse with a return to the monumental realism of Persia and Mesopotamia. (…) His «Doors» are realistic images with an explosive artistic power. (…) COSTAS AXELOS: New books: «Philosophical Essays» by Costas Alexos, Papazisis Publications, Athens 1952. SPYROS MARINATOS: Tomorrow (February 27) Professor Spyros Marinatos is to speak at the Parnassos Hall on the subject of «Culture and the Character of the Greek People Within the Framework of their Country.»

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