Legendary couples (Expired)

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How would Rembrandt’s work turn out if the painter didn’t have Saskia by his side? Would Salvador Dali be such a brilliant artist if it wasn’t for Gala? Would Auguste Rodin be inspired without Camille Claudel? Would Pablo Picasso’s work be so influential if he, in turn, hadn’t been influenced by Dora Maar? Would art be as we know it if it wasn’t for couples such as Man Ray and Lee Miller, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, Christo and Jeanne Claude, Rene Magritte and Georgette Berger, Balthus and Setsuko Ineta, Marina Abramovic and Ulay, Tim Noble and Sue Webster?

It can be argued that the love which bound together such personalities—even in cases where it proved to be destructive—enriched the entire art world. Which leads to the question: Is love an inspiration and a driving force?

This February, in a series of lectures that will take place at the Museum of Cycladic Art, painter Katerina Zacharopoulou will present legendary couples from the world of art whose work was influenced by their love relationships.

She will examine how neuroses, competition, collaboration, dialogue, and co-existence helped to create some of the finest pieces of art the world has known. The lectures include video and slide projection.

Katerina Zacharopoulou has a rich background as an educator, lecturer and ERT TV show presenter on the subjects of modern art and contemporary painting. She’s is also heavily involved in the development of an archive for the scene of contemporary painting.

Venue: Museum of Cycladic Art
4 Neofytou Douka Street, Kolonaki

Attendance fees: €40 for all four lectures/ €15 for one lecture

Dates: Thursdays, 18:00-20:00

To reserve a space, visit www.cycladic.gr or call Christina Koratzani at 2107228321-3.
(A minimum number of  attendees is required per lecture.)


Additional Info

Date: Thursday, 14 February 2013
End Date: Thursday, 07 March 2013
Categories: Lecture
Address: 4, Neofytou Douka Street, Kolonaki
District: Central Athens
Phone: (+30) 210 7228321

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