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Exhibition > 20th century artists at the Cycladic Art Museum May 27, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Exhibitions Greece.

GreekNeolithic.jpg  Ancient influence: Late Neolithic seated figure (5300-3300 BC), National Archaeological Museum.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is to open the exhibition titled “The Shape of the Beginning” this coming Monday evening at the Museum of Cycladic Art.

The exhibition aims to show the indirect and direct influences of early art forms on pioneering 20th century artists. Thanks to the generosity of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, works by early artists are to be shown alongside those by Rodin, Brancusi, Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Giacometti, Moore and Calatrava, among others.

Thirty museums and foundations from Greece and elsewhere have contributed to this show that marks the 20th anniversary of the Museum of Cycladic Art and is curated by art historian Professor Friedrich Teja Bach, of the University of Vienna, in cooperation with Maria Toli, archaeologist and curator of the museum.

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