WOMAN AS MUSE, 1900-1950
September 3rd-November 21st, 2010

The exhibition showcased 90 works on paper – watercolors, prints and drawings of the first fifty years of the 20th century, by European artists (including Greeks). The works come from the Museum’s collection, the Greek National Gallery, the Alpha Bank Collection, as well as from the private collections of George Economou and Charalambos Leontiadis. 

More specifically:

- From the Herakleidon Museum’s collection works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Aristide Maillol, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Landacre, Dame Laura Knight, Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen and Childe Hassam. 

- From the Greek National Gallery collection works by Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele, Jules Pascin, Yiannis Moralis, George Varlamos, George Economidis, Markos Zavitzianos, Emmanuel Zeppos, Dimitrios Galanis, Alexandros Korogiannakis, Dimitris Giannoukakis, Angelos Theodoropoulos, Costas Grammatopoulos and Yannis Kefallinos. 

- From the Alpha Bank collection works by Spyros Vassiliou, Dimitrios Galanis, Angelos Theodoropoulos, Dimitris Giannoukakis, George Economidis, Costas Grammatopoulos and Markos Zavitzianos. 

- From the George Economou collection works by Franz von Stuck, Alfons Walde, Lev Tchistovsky, Anton Peschka, Otto Müller, Otto Rudolf Schatz, Arthur Brusenbauch, Max Beckmann, Jeanne Mammen, Béla Kádár, Jean Metzinger and Erich Metzoldt. 

- The Charalambos Leontiadis collection participates with the work "La Parisienne" by Dimitrios Galanis. 

The female form has been an inspiration to artists of all ages and ethnic groups, dating back to antiquity. The exhibition Woman as Muse, 1900-1950 will showcase works on paper by world renowned artists of modernism, depicting their varied interpretations of the female form and reflecting the prevailing artistic movements of their time. Woman is portrayed as mother, muse, lover, friend or confidante. She is alternately nurturing, beguiling, assertive or conspiratorial.

We would like to thank:
- Dr. Ms. Marilena Z.Cassimatis, Art Historian, Curator, National Gallery
- Ms. Irini Orati, Art Historian, Curator of the Alpha Bank collection
- Ms. Irini Dimitrakopoulou, Art Historian-Archaeologist, Curator of the George Economou collection

for their valuable contribution in the selection of the works and the preparation of the exhibition.

Exhibition Curator
Alexandra Van der Staaij

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