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Painting and tapestry in Greece

Painting and tapestry in Greece from 1960 to the present at Benaki Museum.

Painting and tapestry in Greece

Painting and tapestry in Greece from 1960 to the present at Benaki Museum.

This interesting exhibition titled “Weavings. Painting and tapestry in Greece from 1960 to the present”, is jointly organised by the Benaki Museum and Alpha Bank and highlights an unknown aspect of weaving production in Greece. Organised in three chronological sections, the exhibition narrative begins in 1960, where, for the first time, there is a strong interest in tapestries and great paintings by Moralis, Tsarouchis, Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas are recreated onto woven surfaces. In the next two decades, we follow the creation of handmade rugs on works by artists such as Dimitris Mytaras and Vasso Katraki, but also Greek artists who worked abroad like Kostas Koulendianos and Mario Prassinos who would give their designs to textile workshops, mainly in France. The third section has three-dimensional textile works, highlighting the latest trends in fiber art. (Until 16/02/2020, benaki.gr)

The Mermaid 1960 by Spyros Vasileio (Left: The Tapestry, Right: The original painting)

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