The Tree, Source of Inspiration – Cause of Creation

Duration: 14 January – 31 March 1994

Organisation: NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation]

Curator: Yiannis Toumazis

Venue: NiMAC

Artists: Paschalis Angelides, Michalis Arfaras, Christos Bokoros, Pantelis Chandris, Panos Charalambous, Manolis Charos, Achilleas Christides, Diohanti, Achilleas Droungas, Filolaos, Lambros Gatis, Georgios Golfinos, Christos Karas, Demosthenis Kokkinides, Yiannis Kottis, Georgios Lappas, Aphroditi Liti, Angelos Makrides, Michalis Manousakis, Leda Papaconstantinou, Angelos Papademetriou, Pavlos, Christos Petrides, Thodoris Pokamisas, Marios Prasinos, Pavlos Samios, Marios Spiliopoulos, Takis, Panayiotis Tanimanides, Panayiotis Tetsis, Theodoulos, Makis Theophylactopoulos, Thodoros, Nicos Tranos, Costas Tsoklis, Costas Varotsos, Periklis Youlakos, Manolis Zacharioudakis



The opening of the exhibition “The Tree, Source of Inspiration – Cause for Creation” marks the beginning of the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre. The building and the exhibition were inaugurated by the then President of the Cyprus Republic, Mr Glafkos Clerides.

The tree, symbol of internal renewal of life, appears in art diachronically. In Mesopotamia and Mediterranean people, in ancient Greece, in Medieval, in Byzantium until the 20th and 21st century the tree is attributed in various ways: within the art movements of impressionism, expressionism and fauvism.More recently, through the avant-garde and experimental movements, the tree suggests new relationships with the natural world and ecological destruction.