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Yannis Moralis (1916-2009)

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Yiannis Moralis, 93, an important visual artist and part of the so-called “Generation of the 30s” –the most cohesive group ever to appear in Greek art- passed away yesterday. From the age of 15 he studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Constantinos Parthenis, the ‘patriarch of Greece’s school of painting.’ In 1936 he received a grant to study for a year in Rome, after which he moved to Paris to study fresco and mural work.

From 1947 Moralis taught at the Athens School of Fine Arts until his retirement in 1983.

In 1949 he formed, with other artists including Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Yannis Tsarouchis, Nikos Nikolaou, Nikos Engonopoulos and Panayiotis Tetsis, the “Armos” art group.

Over the years, Moralis left his mark on some of the most famous theatre performances, decorating theatrical sets and designing costumes for the Greek National Theatre.He also illustrated some of the most famous works by poets such as Odysseus Elytis and Giorgos Seferis.
Moralis further embellished architectural creations such as the façade of the Athens Hilton, the Metro-Station “Panepistimio” (Untitled) and the Athens Central Station. Some of Moralis’ most famous works include: Two Friends (1946), Pregnant Woman (1948), Seated Nude (1952), Erotiko (1990)
National Gallery: The Life & Work of Yannis Moralis & Paleta: Yannis Moralis- Works
Greek News Agenda: Sotheby’s Greek Sale & Secretariat General for Information: About Greece- The Visual Arts


Ecofilms Festival in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The Ecofilms international films and visual arts festival (www.ecofilms.gr) takes place from June 24 to 29 on the island of Rhodes. 52 Greek films and 80 international works are participating this year. The annual event attracts films from around the world, mainly on environmental subjects, ranging from climate change, to the threat of desertification and the energy crisis to water resource management. Ecofilms takes “eco” in its ancient Greek meaning, to include human relationships, as well as the inner human world. 

The Greek Culture Agenda

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)                                                    Visual Arts
World Press Photo 2008, at the Athens International Airport, untill June 2. The exhibition, featuring the winning images of the World Press Photo Contest, opens officially in Amsterdam and travels to over 80 cities around the globe by March 2009.
Greek Contemporary Art, at London’s Belgravia Gallery, to May 24. Organized for the second year by collector George Stathopoulos, the London show is hosting eight Greek contemporary artists: Stefanos Daskalakis, Chryssa Verghi, Maria Filopoulou, Daphne Angelidou, Alexia Veroucas, Irini Iliopoulou, Giorgos Golfinos and Erietta Vordoni.    Continue reading

Greece: The Culture Agenda

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)               Theater

Mamma Mia, the world-famous show arrives in Greece. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited 20 years ago.The story of love, laughter and friendship based on ABBA’s timeless songs, is presented at Badminton theatre-Athens until May 25.  Il Trovatore, one of the most popular compositions of Giuseppe Verdi, arrives at the “Bios” cultural centre for 9 performances until May 25. It is the latest production of the theatre company The beggars’ operas and will be performed in a new orchestration.   Continue reading