The Board of Directors of the Panayotis and Effie Michelis Foundation invites you to a half-day conference on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of
Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation
The Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation was established by Effie Michelis in 1979. The Foundation is a legal entity of private law administered by a five-member Board of Directors. The Foundation’s mandate is to study and promote aesthetics and the philosophy of art.
“Around a hundred years ago, Athens was a small city littered with ancient remains. Athens was home to a girl called Effie. Effie dreamed of becoming an artist. She learned to observe the world around her – the squares and parks, shops and cafes, children playing or walking to school, even carefree animals wandering about.
Effie painted scenes of daily life as she perceived it, in all its simplicity, peacefulness and delight. She painted the Greek countryside. She painted cities, neighborhoods, squares. She painted villages, the rustic authentic lives of people and the nature around them. The more she painted people and scenes from their daily lives, the more she felt close to humanity.”
The book is now available in Greek, but soon will be also in English.
Panayotis Michelis was an architect, mostly a theoretician of architecture. Effie Michelis was a naive painter and founding member of the Fédération Internationale Culturelle Féminine. An intellectual couple, both members of the renowned Generation of the Thirties, sharing a vision.
The Board of Directors of the Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation is pleased to invite you to a discussion about its newly published book Greece in
The Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation Library of Aesthetics specialises in aesthetics, architecture, the fine arts, the philosophy of art, and philosophy in general. The provenance of the core holdings is the personal collection of Panayotis Α. Michelis and his wife, Effie.
Entries in Greek & Other Languages
Rare Article Offprints
Articles From The Five Most Authoritative International Journals On Aesthetics, In Complete Runs
Richard Woodfield Collection
The donation of a valuable book collection on philosophy, aesthetics, and the history of art by the British professor of philosophy Richard Woodfield, first vice president of the International Association for Aesthetics (IAA), has contributed to the internationally recognised importance of the Foundation’s Library of Aesthetics. The Richard Woodfield Collection is a distinct division of the Library, comprising 1,000 items and counting.