Parthenis, Ghika, Tsarouchis, Moralis – Four masters of Greek modernism

Duration: 13.10.1995 – 26.11.1995

Organisation: Nicosia Municipal Arts centre associated with the: – Pierides Gallery – Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and culture – Ministry of Culture of Greece – National Gallery of Greece – Giannis Tsarouchis Foundation

Curators: Manos Stephanides (curator at the Greek National Gallery)

Sponsors: Greek Ministry of Culture


More than 120 works are presented in this exhibition created by the avant-garde artists of the Greek art of the 20th century. These are Constantinos Parthenis Nikos Hadjikiriakos-Gkikas, Giannis Tsarouchis and Giannis Moralis.

The selection and presentation of the four artists in this exhibition is not accidental. The essential relationship amongst them is what mainly characterizes all four masters of modern painting. All of them faced art and life with the same “aristocratic” view, attempting consciously and without any compromise to connect the great plastic achievements of the beginning of the 20th century with the oddities of Greek experience.

Parallel events:

14.10.1995, 19.00
Art and Ideology in Modern Grece, 1830-1940
Speaker: Marina Labraki-Plaka.

14.10.1995, 11.00 and 18.00
Exhibition guides by Manos Stephanides, curator of the Greek National Gallery.