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Theodoros Rallis: His own Greece



Theodoros Rallis: His own Greece

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30 November 2021–30 January 2022

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On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence, Greece is among the highlights of this year. The A.G. Leventis Gallery is presenting a temporary exhibition dedicated to Greece as it is presented through Theodoros Rallis’ artworks. Rallis was an important Greek painter of the 19th century. He was born in Constantinople, originated from Chios and lived and studied in Paris. He usually travelled to Greece and the East and along with his studio in Paris, he also had a studio in Cairo for many years. His connection with the East made him the most important Greek oriental painter. He participated many times in the official Paris Salon and international exhibitions, presenting Greek and oriental themes. He usually depicted Greece in his own way, taking inspiration from his travels and experience. The exhibition is curated by Dr Maria Katsanaki, curator of the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum, Athens, and it is focused on the Greek life and traditions of the 19th century as depicted in Rallis’ work. The exhibition is enriched by original costumes and items of the time depicted in Rallis’ paintings.

(Edited description from organiser’s website)

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