Odysseus Elytis: Poetry and Paintings
B & M Theocharakis Foundation |

The exhibition presents for the first time all the paintings of the Nobelist poet Odysseus Elytis. It comprises imaginative collages, temperas and watercolours, highlighting his unique artistic personality and reflecting his aesthetic perception. Moreover, representative artworks by leading Greek artists he admired and for whom he has written excellent texts for their work, will be on display, among them: Picasso, Theofilos, Tsarouchis, Ghika, Matisse, Kapralos, Kanellis, Moralis, Derpapas and Fassianos. The exhibition is also accompanied by manuscripts and editions belonging to the poet’s private collection, along with published and unpublished photographs. Most of the artworks are loaned from the Gennadius Library, the Benaki Museum, the Athens National Gallery and numerous private collections. The exhibition is organized with the valuable assistance of Ioulita Iliopoulou in curatorship by Takis Mavrotas and in cooperation with the Athens Concert Hall.

22 September/2011 – 27 November/ 2011

9, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue & 1, Merlin Street
106 71, Athens, Greece

Contact info

T: +30-210-3611206
F: +30-210-3611349


Opening hours

Monday: 10:00-18:00
Tuesday: 10:00-18:00
Wednesday: 10:00-18:00
Thursday: 10:00-20:00
Friday: 10:00-20:00
(July-August: 10:00-18:00)
Saturday: 10:00-18:00
Sunday: 10:00-18:00

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