Anthropocentric painting 1947-2003
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George Mavroides: Anthropocentric painting 1947-2003

More than 100 anthropocentric paintings along with 70 drawings of the famous painter of the ’30s Generation, George Mavroides will be on display at the B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music until January 5, 2011. Curated by Takis Mavrotas, the exhibition resembles a family album brimming with autobiographical references.

At the exhibition halls of the Theocharakis Foundation, his bearded self-portrait converses with those of his wife Alexandra Thomaidi, whom he affectionately called Kitso, and his daughter, Yanna. The lot is joined by Mavroides’ circle of friends and acquaintances, including artist Angelos Papadimitriou and the female models who posed for him in his studio.

Mavroides was drawn to the truth of the ordinary. “It is no coincidence he was inspired by the mundane,” Mavrotas told reporters on October 19. “His friends became his heroes.” And though his portraits are not in the least idealised, it is in the sitters’ stillness that the viewer can witness Mavroides’ almost obsessive quest to grasp the meaning of eternity by capturing the fleeting moment.

The female figure is prevalent in Mavroides’ anthropocentric compositions. “It is the female that he celebrated in his painting,” Mavrotas pointed out. “And he did so with either a contemplative gaze or an erotic or confessional disposition.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual greek-english catalogue.

Exhibition curator: Takis Mavrotas

Opening: Wednesday, October 20th 2010 at 20:00

Duration of exhibition: October 21, 2010 – January 5, 2011
Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Thursday, Friday: 10:00-21:00

Admission: 6 €, 3 € (concessions)

Free Admission on Mondays

B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music
9, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue & 1, Merlin Street
106 71 Athens – Greece
T: +30-210-3611206
F: +30-210-3611349


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