Picasso and Greece

27.06 - 26.09.2004

Although Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) never visited Greece, his work was clearly influenced by ancient Greek culture.

The exhibition included a total of 116 works (oil paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and a few prints) by Pablo Picasso, which juxtaposed with 10 Greek antiquities (statuettes, reliefs, vases and ceramics) from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, in order to demonstrate the artist's Greek influences.

The objective was to highlight the permanence of ancient Greek elements in Picasso's work, as well as the rupture points with this tradition and the redefinition of the antique sources through Modernism.

The exhibition was held in collaboration with Musée Picasso, Paris. Supported by the Hellenic Culture Organisation - Cultural Olympiad.

Works from the exhibition

Exhibition Catalog

Picasso and Greece

2004 Exhibition Catalogue

  • Kyriakos Koutsomallis, Jean Clair, Elizabeth Cowling, Alain Pasquier, Patrice Triboux, Niki Loizidi, Alexandre Farnoux,
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Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Exhibition Organisation
Jean Clair, Kyriakos Koutsomallis Exhibition Curators
Patrice Triboux, Polina Kosmadaki, Carolina Doriti Assistant Curators
Beatrice Fischer Secretariat
Magdalena Papanicolopoulou Exhibition Graphics and Labelling
Gras Savoye Insurance of works
André Chenue, Orphée Beinoglou Transport of Works

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