The Theocharakis Foundation presents more than 70 of Konstantinos Volanakis’s emblematic works, in an exhibition honoring this master of Greek seascapes, and tracing the evolution of his art.
Volanakis is one of the most important representatives of the famous Munich School. Overcoming the moralistic themes and portraiture, which constitute the dominant traits in this School, Volanakis used his brushes to depict a profound love for the sea and the ships. Sailboats, steamboats, dinghies and ships, each painted in his distinct personal style, establish the world of Volanakis’s painting, as it is recreated for the exhibition through works from private collections, museums, foundations and many others.
Exhibition curator, Takis Mavrotas, notes how Volanakis “set his sight on depicting the sea as if he sought to reveal its secrets, the authentic truth resisting time’s relentless flow, and finding eternity.”
The exhibition opens on Wednesday, February 7, at 8 pm, and is set to run until May 13. It will be open to the public every day of the week, from 10 am – 6 pm. An extended schedule on Thursdays allows visitors access from 10 am – 8 pm.