Painting I is the first part of The Trilogy of Painting. European Painting Affinities covering the fifty year period in European painting (1960 – 2010) organised by the Frissiras Museum from 2013 until 2015. This period marks a crucial shift in the development of representative arts, since it brings figurative painting back to the forefront of contemporary art.
The first part of the trilogy focuses on the period 1960-1980. These were the most restless years of the second half of the twentieth century, both in Europe and in Greece as far as the socio-political situation is concerned.
In Europe, it signified (the last?) avant-garde in painting. The painters who insisted on figuration did so timidly and at the margins of the most significant artistic fora, with the exception of Great Britain which was at the forefront throughout the whole post-war era. The seventies brought a collective fatigue with the ideas of the avant-garde figures and the restitution of painting paradigms.
In Greece, things were different given the coexistence of virtually three different generations: the successors of the painting tradition and the Greekness of the thirties, the avant-gardists of the so-called sixties generation and, finally, the new, dynamic generation of the seventies, strongly political and, at the same time, devoted to figurative painting, occasionally assuming different names (New Realists, School of Athens).
All the works of the exhibition are from the Frissiras museum collections.
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|Dates: 19/01/2013 – 12/05/2013 Place: Athens Venue: Frissiras Museum, 3, Monis Asteriou str., Plaka. Op. H.: Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 - 17:00 Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00|