BPRarts Cultural Management in collaboration with the Municipality of Larnaka and the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture is presenting the exhibition ‘10 Artists in the Light of Caravaggio’ at the Larnaka Municipal Gallery.
Curated by: Dr. Stratis Pantazis, Art Historian
Larnaka Municipal Art Gallery
Larnaka 6022, Cyprus
Phone: +357 24 658 848
Visiting Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 - 13:00 & 15:00 - 18:00 Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
Contemporary artists from Cyprus, Greece and Italy, who have either been inspired by his art in a conscious or unconscious level or their work shares the approach and techniques of the Italian artist, have been invited. The show is not just a return to Caravaggio’s art, neither a dedication and devotion to history, but rather a reflection of the contemporary gaze of the artist today, through the prism of tradition and history.
Unquestionably, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was, and still is, an important Baroque artist with a strong impact on artists of his generation as well as his contemporaries. Amongst other things, the dramatic atmosphere and theatricality, the dialectic of light and shadow (his famous chiaroscuro), his strong realism, the expansion of the action and movement of his images in the viewer's space and the use of lenses and mirror to display his models on the canvas, are elements that have been assimilated by contemporary artists such as Joseph Beuys, Jannis Kounellis, Andres Serrano and Frank Stella.
Participating artists: Klitsa Antoniou (Cyprus), Pantelis Chandris (Greece), Marianna Constanti (Cyprus), Paolo Incarnato (Italy), Evdokia Kyrkou (Cyprus), Maria Lianou (Cyprus), Eleni Lyra (Greece), Fotini Poulia (Greece), Andrea Rosset (Italy), Andreas Savva (Cyprus).
Main Sponsor: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture
Air Carrier Sponsor: Aegean Airline
Media Sponsor: RIK
From Friday, June 15, 2018
To Wednesday, August 29, 2018