VASSO KATRAKI: giving life to stone
Museum of Cycladic Art |

Vasso Katraki, Visit II, 1979, engraved stone

The exhibition Vasso Katraki–Giving Life to Stone at the Museum of Cycladic Art presents representative works from the entire artistic production of this great engraver −one of the leading figures of twentieth-century Greek cultural expression in its entirety, with international recognition. The exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Vasso Katraki Museum-Center for Engraving Art in Aetoliko, which contributed the majority of the exhibited works

The selection of the works was based on two axes: the anthropocentric character of her art; and the “relevance” of Vasso’s engraving to the Cycladic marble sculptures of the prehistoric Aegean. These criteria were bolstered by the desire to give the public the fullest possible insight into her total production.


The exhibition brings together woodcuts and wood engravings, engraved stones, drawings, stone moulds, painted pebble, photos and documentation material. This presentation is aptly enhanced by the scholarly essays of the catalogue, which approach the artist’s work from a variety of vintage points, affording a fine glimpse into the personality of the artist and the power of her art.

Katraki’s myths refer to universal and eternal values; her images tie the viewer down, aiming at an ideogram that refers to their essence. Through the various versions of each theme, we observe the thoughts and goals, the aesthetic ideal, the transition to forms of a heightened emotional load…

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Curators: Giannis Bolis, Art Historian
Maria D. Tolis, Curator, Museum of Cycladic Art

Free admission: Thursday 11 November 2010, 10:00 – 20:00 
Free guided tours (with the Museum ticket):
every Thursday at 19:00 &  every Sunday at 13:00
Starting day: Sunday 14 November 2010
On the occasion of the exhibition, educational programmes for school groups as well as recreational programmes for children and adults will take place every weekend. For information, visit or call at 210 7294220 (Mon – Fr, 10:00 – 13:00).


4 November 2010 – 31 January 2011

Museum of Cycladic Art

Main Building
4, Neophytou Douka str.

The Stathatos Mansion
Vasilissis Sofias ave. & 1, Irodotou st.
Public transport

Line 3: stations Evangelismos, Syntagma (Line 3 terminates at the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport)
Line 2: station Syntagma
Α5, Ε6, Ε7, Χ14, 054, 200, 203, 204, 220, 221, 224, 235, 408, 608, 622, 732, 815
3, 7, 13 



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