Yannis Tsarouchis: A Painter’s Journey May 7 – July 31, 2022
I have always tried to let myself be free amongst the currents so I could understand my own strength. Paris and the Museums have led me from Surrealism to Realism.
(Tsarouchis, Αγαθόν το εξομολογείσθαι, p.180)
Saturday 7th of May sees the opening of a new exhibition at the Tsarouchis Foundation.
The selection of works has the aim of showing to the visitor the manner with which Tsarouchis was approaching the development of his work.
It is interesting to understand that despite changes, his journey was a constant. As he went along the way he retained the elements that interested him and used them in his future quests.
There is an immediacy between his comments and his work as is shown in writing in 1935, after his first visit to Paris:
Let us let go of generalisations and let me say something specific about my work. Despite the myriads of differences that my work presents two are my basic quests. One quest is, so to speak, Neoclassical and tries to assimilate the ancient classical ideal, as it was expressed for the whole world in the Renaissance and the Baroque. My other tendency is to contradict my own said ideal helped (or aided) on one hand by all the great dissenters of our age and on the other hand by the old Greek prototypes that often are the witnesses and the supports of these contradictions.
(Tsarouchis, Αγαθόν το εξομολογείσθαι, p. 257)
On the top floor are exhibited maquettes of plays produced and performed as well as a series of maquettes for idealised performances that Tsarouchis had always wished to see come to life . These are theatrical journeys in which one can see the revolutionary ideas that Tsarouchis had for the theatre.
Yannis Tsarouchis Foundation, Ploutarchou 28, Marousi, Tel 210 8062 636 – 7
Opening Saturday 7 May, 2022 Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Duration of exhibition 7 May – 31 July, 2022
Opening Hours, Monday – Friday: 9 am – 2 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm