Konstantinos Parthenis in Athens
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The Greek National Gallery (nationalgallery.gr) presents 150 pieces from its comprehensive collection on post-impressionist pioneer Konstantinos Parthenis (1878-1967). This is the first major retrospective ever held on Parthenis, who is not only regarded as forging new paths in modernism and developing his own, very personal idiom, but also for his influential role as a professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts in shaping future talent and changing the institutional approach to art. “Konstantinos Parthenis: Painting an Ideal Greece,” runs through November 28.
This is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of one of the most important artists of modern Greek art and aims not only to honor but also to illuminate his complex and deeply Greek creation. Allegorical and decorative compositions, religious works and portraits, symbolic allusions and Greek-centrism compose the work of the great reformer of modern Greek painting.