The retrospective exhibition of Greek painter Yannis Moralis at the Benaki Museum, has received over 35,000 visitors, of which 2,950 children of all ages. The constantly increasing attendance and the interest of the visitors led to a joint decision by the organizations involved in the exhibition (Benaki Museum, National Gallery, National Bank Cultural Foundation, etc.) to extend its duration until Sunday, February 10, 2019.
During the period of extension, a guided tour in Greek and English will be available to visitors, based on 23 selected works by Yannis Moralis. The aim is to present the artist’s work as a whole and thus trace his visual universe. The exhibition is organized in a chronological order and follows Moralis from the 1930s to the 2000s: his student years at the School of Fine Arts, his relationship with his teacher Yannis Kefallinos, the continuation of his studies in Rome and Paris together with his close friend Nikos Nikolaou, the difficult years during the Occupation, the initial recognition by the public, his position as a Professor at the School of Fine Arts, and his collaboration with the Art Theater and the National Theater.
The exhibition showcases 200 paintings, gathered from public and private collections, many of which are presented to the public for the first time.