2019 marks the 130 years since the birth of the painter Giorgios Gounaropoulos and the 40 years from the foundation of his museum in the Municipality of Zografos, in Athens. The G. Gounaropoulos Museum will celebrate these anniversaries with two major exhibitions of modern and contemporary art inspired by the painter’s artistic endeavour.
The first exhibition, entitled Poetry: eloquent painting. Hommage à Gounaro, uses as a starting point the description of Gounaropoulos’s art by the philosopher Giorgios Mourelos as “poetic painting”, and the painter’s creative dialogue with some of his contemporary poets. The exhibition aims to explore the relationship between visual arts and poetry and its development in Greece since the 1930s.
Artists: Giorgos Gounaropoulos, Nikos Engonopoulos, Odysseus Elytis, Andreas Embiricos, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Lydia Dambassina, Dimitris Kalokyris, Costis (Triandaphyllou), Nina Papaconstantinou, Angelos Skourtis, Yannis Stefanakis, Thanasis Chondros and Alexandra Katsiani
Curator: Manolis Karterakis, Art historian-Curator, G. Gounaropoulos Museum
Opening: Wednesday 10 April 2019, 20:00
The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive program of parallel events. To see the program in Greek click here.