Classics of Modern Art27 June - 19 September 1999

In the context of this exhibition, some of the greatest artists of Modernism with highly significant works, produced during the most mature moments of their creative careers, were presented for the first time in Greece. In total, 29 works were exhibited by 19 artists: Degas, Cézanne, Rodin, Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Picasso, Léger, Braque, Miró, Kandinsky, Klee, Ernst, Giacometti, Bacon, Pollock, Balthus.

The aim of the exhibition - apart from the aesthetic pleasure involved - was to enable both the visitor and the reader of the fully illustrated catalogue to form an idea about the ways in which painting shifted from a traditional, objective representation of external reality to a subjective rendering of a personal view, right up to refuting the traditional canvas painting itself. The exhibition catalogue was published in both Greek and English editions.