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The pioneer Christian Zervos

The exhibition titled at Benaki Museum highlights the impact the Greek publisher had on the connection between ancient Greek heritage and modern expression.

The pioneer Christian Zervos

The exhibition titled at Benaki Museum highlights the impact the Greek publisher had on the connection between ancient Greek heritage and modern expression.

In 1926, Christian Zervos from Kefalonia published the “Cahiers d’art” in Paris, a vanguard art journal with fine illustrations and analyses of aesthetic currents and trends over a wide time-frame, dating from prehistory up to his days. His previous experience as an editor in art publications gave him the opportunity to meet many pioneers of the avant-garde, including Picasso with whom he developed a close friendship until the end of his life. The exhibition titled “Christian Zervos & Cahiers d ‘Art. The Archaic Turn”, highlights the impact the Greek publisher had on the connection between ancient Greek heritage and modern expression, and sheds light on his personal preferences through 60 works from his own collection created by famous artists: Giacometti, Brancusi, Matisse, Miró, Picasso, Laurens, Calder. (Until 01/03/2020, Benaki Museum – Piraeus 138).

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