Aspects and Visions of Greece in European Travellers’ Imagery from the Renaissance onwards

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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 European Travellers’ Imagery (15th-19th Centuries): Identities, alterities, metamorphoses by Dr Aphrodite Kouria at the Hellenic Centre on Friday, 27 September 2019at 19:00.

Keynote speakers
Professor Bettany Hughes: Historian, author and broadcaster 
Dr Theodoros Koutsogiannis: Curator, Hellenic Parliament Art Collection 
Dr Aphrodite Kouria: Art historian.

The speakers will guide us through the rich visual material presented in the book, focusing on the main thematic cycles of the travellers’ imagery (views of cities and landscapes, ancient ruins and costumes), with the contribution of relevant travellers’ texts. They will consider the multiple and interesting aspects of these illustrations, whose scope transcends, in some cases, the boundaries and contents of travel literature; this is documented in philhellenic iconography, European paintings, and Greek art of the 19th century.

The event is organised with the support of the Hellenic Centre.

The entry is free but you can register via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aspects-and-visions-of-greece-in-european-travellers-imagery-tickets-64962225766

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