Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Discovering Konstantinos Volanakis: Depictions and Reflections

Discovering Konstantinos Volanakis: Depictions and Reflections

Konstantinos Volanakis (1835-1907) is considered the father of Greek seascape. But how did he get involved with the sea and its imprints? What are his influences? Where did he get inspiration from?

Through the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation’s collection of works by K. Volanakis , we will discover the “departures” and “arrivals” of the painter: colors, landscapes, human types, light and darkness.

Guided by art historian Venia Pastaka, we will discuss details of life and work of the great Greek painter, in order to highlight the complexity of his landscapes.

Participation is free of charge.

                 Registration Required

Online meetings programme:

*presentations in greek

January 17: Under the moonlight: The nightscape by K. Volanakis

February 14: Storm and Momentum: Depicting nature and history

March 13: Fishermen and bourgeois: The depiction of social classes by Konstantinos Volanakis

April 17: Light and color: K. Volanakis and the integration of his work into European seascape painting

(conducted in greek)