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Hours - Art Exhibition by George Pastakas
Days: Friday 28 March to Thursday 24 April 2014
|Music:||Giorgos Koumentakis [Requiem for the End of Love]|
George Pastakas’ latest art exhibition entitled “ORES” (“Hours”) will be hosted at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation and is comprised of 47 works inspired by the island of Tinos. The exhibition will be presented in two parts;
the first consisting of 37 oil paintings which depict the unique landscapes of the island as well as the religious aspect of the nuns and the chapels. These paintings were first exhibited in 2008 under the title of “Tiniakoi Esperinoi” (“Vespers of Tinos”) under the auspices of the French Ambassador to Greece, Christophe Farnaud. The exhibition received much recognition and prompted articles from art historians Athina Schina and Dimitris Pavlopoulos, Assistant Professor at the University of Athens as well as the former president of “ The Brotherhood of Tinians in Athens”, Dimitrios Z. Sofianos.
The second part of the exhibition involves ten large scale oil paintings which show the damaged areas of the island, the quarries and the people who live off them. These works were first displayed in 2010, to notable success, at the Museum of Marble Crafts of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, in an exhibition entitled ‘Ta Travmata ths Petras” (“The Wounds of the Stone”). Articles were written about the exhibition by the writer George N. Maniotis and by the Chancellor of the University of Athens, Theodosis Pelegrinis and by Dimitris Pavlopoulos, Assistant Professor at the University of Athens.
Now these paintings are to be united in an exhibition entitled “ORES” (“Hours”) with the goal of highlighting the mythical landscapes of Tinos and its people. The pious element is combined with unique moments which define life on the island, the harsh and phenomenally infertile landscaped becomes a place of rejuvenation as much of nature as of the soul. Those visiting the exhibition will have the opportunity to see, through the expressionist view of the artist, that this island has more than one face, and to travel consciously with him to the island which has always been a source of inspiration to artists and which has set the seal on artistic life in modern Greece.