Impressions of Greece Exhibition Pascaline Bossu 12/5 – 12/6 Museum Herakleidon Annex
Sketches, Paintings, Photographies
Impressions of Greece
May, 12th- June 12th 2016
Museum Herakleidon Annex (37 Apostolou Pavlou Str, Thissio)
The exhibition presents sketches, paintings and photographies of the French visual artist Pascaline Bossu who lives and works in Athens since 2000. Pascaline Bossu speaks of double identity and the ability to meld in a culture that is different from one’s own.
The artist uses her art to meld with a new culture. Dealing with double identity, she also uses complementary techniques: the hand painted photograph and painting inspired by photographs, resulting in a back and forth movement, a mirror effect between Greece and France, between painting and photography, between the lack of identity of carnival masks and the sublime face found in a costume.
The exhibition begins with a series of landscapes, a first visual impression, a sensory experience during which the artist immerses herself in the natural Greek environment. Pascaline Bossu observes and makes the Greek landscape her own, as a decoration resembling the background found in the photographs taken in studios of the 19th century. Also inspired by the landscapes in sanguine of the Renaissance, her works are imbued with Greek nature so as to better express the link between humans and their environment.
Furthermore, Pascaline Bossu researches the various regions, their traditions, dances and costumes: By painting the principal members of her French family in traditional Greek costumes, the artist gives a new personality to each relative to Greek culture, but also gives a nod to the French artists who fervently defended the Greek cause during the war of independence
Note & biographical information
The Museum Herakleidon has been bringing art, education, and culture to the general public since 2004. The inspiration for this endeavor comes from the founders Paul and Anna-Belinda Firos. Today the Museum Herakleidon has evolved into an interactive center for popularized science. Based on its philosophy of “Science, Art, and Mathematics”, it provides original educational programs for students, teachers and adults at its main building (Herakleidon 16, Thissio), as well as exhibitions of art and popularized science at its annex (Ap. Pavlou 37, Thissio).
MUSEUM HERAKLEIDON ANNEX 37, Ap. Pavlou Str., 11851 Thissio (Thissio Metro station)
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00 (Monday closed)
Guided tours by the artist: Every Saturday & Sunday, 16:00-17:30 Admission: 6 €
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