From Expressionism to Graffiti
Talk by ethnologist and UNESCO research associate, Nikos Papageorgiou...
In cooperation with the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens, the Hellenic American Union presents a talk by ethnologist Nikos Papageorgiou entitled From Expressionism to Street Art: Murals – Graffiti.
Until 1912, art theorists were using the term Expressionism to describe Modern Art in Europe during that period. This term inspired many artists, as the movement began as a kind of revolution against Classic Art, in favor of a liberation of the soul.
From Picasso, Gauguin and Matisse to contemporary artists who express themselves through multicolored and expressionist graffiti on the city’s walls, the distance is not great. Nikos Papageorgiou’s talk connects the common characteristics and the historical continuity of art movements up until our days.
|Organizer||Hellenic American Union, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens|
|Venue||Hellenic American Union Theater|
|Type||Talk - Presentation|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|