“Byzantium Revisited: A Focus on Modern Greek Painting”
Nikoleta Tzani, Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellow
Thu, 11/2 · 12:00 pm—1:20 pm · 203 Scheide Caldwell House
Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
In this workshop exploring a few examples of the various forms of visual European culture such as theater, cinema, poetry, photography, painting, we will indicate the strong and persistent interest of Western Europeans in Byzantine cultural achievements at the end of 19th century through the first half of 20th. We will focus on the place that was accorded to Byzantium within the artistic production of Greek artists such as Parthenis, Contoglou, Engonopoulos, Tsarouchis, and Asteriadis. Those artists from different paths were trying to perceive and assimilate elements of tradition and of modernity in their visual discourse, seeking new means of expression and a way to define themselves and their art.