Fougaro - Theophilos, the gate-keeper of painting, Sunday, March 3rd 2024

ζωγραφική Θεόφιλου, Theophilos Greek folk painting

In the context of the theatrical performance "Theophilos" directed by Olia Lazaridou, which will be presented in March 2024 at the Fougaro Art Center, an art history lecture by Venia Pastaka takes place dedicated to the life and work of Theophilos, on Sunday, March 3rd 2024 at the Library.

The skirt-wearing painter, who with his Greek traditional "foustanela" garment filled with brushes instead of weapons, painted the walls of the shops in Volos, Pelion and Mytilene, in exchange for a plate of food and shelter, constitutes a distinct chapter in the history of modern Greek art.
In the tribute, which will be carried out by the art historian Mrs. Venia Pastaka, we will explore his almost mythical life and admire his colorful painted world. We will talk about his inspired representations from folk tradition, history, mythology, and also about the way they were rendered, aiming to understand the unique work of this great artist.

Venia Pastaka
Mrs. Venia Pastaka is a PhD candidate in Art History (Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University). She has taught Art History at the Preparatory School of Panormos Tinos (2016 – 2019). She was in charge of the Art Space of the "Ethniki" (National) Insurance Company (2019 – 2023). She has collaborated with museums, cultural organizations, and festivals for curating exhibitions (2010 onwards). She has participated in conferences in Greece and abroad and contributes articles to scientific publications on topics related to modern Greek art.

Date - Starting time
Sunday, March 3rd 2024, at 17:00


Reservations - Information
Fougaro Art Center, "Anthos" Library, 98 Asklipiou Ave., Nafplio
Τ. +30 27520 47080 

Did you know that?
Theophilos Chatzimichail (born c. 1870, Vareia, near Mytilene, island of Lesbos; died in Vareia Greece, 24 March 1934), known simply as Theophilos, was a Greek folk painter and major contributor in modern Greek art. The main subject of his works are Greek characters and the illustration of Greek traditional folklore and history (Wikipedia).
After the library and the discussion about good Art, it's time for beautiful music and relaxed conversation, with good company! Enter the Fougaro Café-Bistrot and enjoy it, with snacks or a meal and a fine glass of wine!


ζωγραφική Θεόφιλου, Theophilos Greek folk painting

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