Dimitris Mytaras, From the Contemporary to the Timeless
2018 Exhibition Catalogue
Bilingual edition (Greek, English)
Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation
Catalogue of the exhibition Dimitris Mytaras, From the Contemporary to the Timeless held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation from 1 July to 30 September 2018.
The main characteristic of Dimitris Mytaras’ painting is the coexistence of contradictory elements, which are skillfully intertwined to create the paradoxicality that runs through his entire fertile and creative artistic course. Poetry is expressed alongside violence, lyricism with brutality, pleasure with coarseness.
Apart from a distinguished and popular painter, he was also a poet, talented stage and costume designer, illustrator, designer of decorative representations and charismatic teacher. The aim of this tribute was to highlight both his thematic multilateralism and his technical diversity and dexterity.
Access to the impressive, in both volume and quality, archive of the late Dimitris Mytaras, offered us the opportunity to include a plethora of unpublished information in our research, something which imbued this effort with added interest and significance.
Colour reproductions of all 100 works that were presented in the exhibition are included in this bilingual catalogue (Greek, English), accompanied by essays by Marie Koutsomallis-Moreau, curator of the exhibition, a detailed illustrated chronology and poems by the artist.
*Bilingual edition (Greek, English)
31.6 x 23.7 x 3 cm