Classics of Modern Art

27.06 - 19.09 1999

In the context of the exhibition Classics of Modern Art, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, some of the greatest artists of Modernism with highly significant works, produced during the most mature moments of their creative careers, were presented for the first time in Greece.

In total, 29 works were exhibited by 19 artists: Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Claude Monet (1840-1926), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Fernand Léger (1881-1955), Georges Braque (1882-1963), Joan Miró (1893-1983), Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Paul Klee (1879-1940), Max Ernst (1891-1976), Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and Balthus (1908-2001).

The aim of the exhibition - apart from the aesthetic pleasure involved - was to enable both the visitor and the reader of the fully illustrated catalogue to form an idea about the ways in which painting shifted from a traditional, objective representation of external reality to a subjective rendering of a personal view, right up to refuting the traditional canvas painting itself.

The exhibition catalogue was published in both Greek and English editions.

Works from the exhibition


Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Exhibition Organisation
Kyriakos Koutsomallis Exhibition Curator
Elizabeth Plessa Assistant Curator
Beatrice Fischer Secretariat
Magdalena Papanicolopoulou Exhibition Graphics and Labelling
Lavanchy, Athanassios S. Bergheles Transport of Works
Aon Artscope Insurance of works

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