The Greek Art of the 18th-20th Century

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MCR609 The Greek Art of the 18th-20th Century

Professor: Amalia PAPAIOANNOU (adjunct faculty for 2020-21)

The course deals with the Greek artistic production from the 18th century, which marks the beginning of the Western influences in terms of artistic style and technique, until the first half of the 20th century. The aim of the course is to examine the institutions and the factors that defined the birth and development of the modern Greek art in the context of the broader historic, political and economic conditions in the given period. The following topics are discussed:

  • The Art before the Revolution (post-byzantine and popular decorative art)
  • The Naturalism of the Ionian Islands
  • The Art after the foundation of the Greek State: painting of historical subjects – portraiture – genre – landscape – still life, Sculpture
  • The beginning of the Greek modernism: K. Parthenis, K. Maleas, G. Bouzianis, N. Lytras
  • The generation of ‘30s and the research of the “Greekness”
  • The “byzantinism” of F. Kontoglou – The case of Theophilos – N. Hatzikyriakos-Gikas – G. Tsarouhis


  1. Βιβλίο [4918]: Η ελληνική τέχνη του 18ου και 19ου αιώνα., Παπανικολάου Μίλτος Λεπτομέρειες
  2. Βιβλίο [17405]: Μοντερνισμός και παράδοση στην ελληνική τέχνη του μεσοπολέμου, Κωτίδης Αντώνης Λεπτομέρειες
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