The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania presents the exhibition entitled “John Craxton: A Greek Soul”.
The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania is transformed into a museum full of heirlooms – rare paintings and sculptures, watercolours and drawings, everyday objects, watches and costumes, weapons and publications- as it hosts the exhibition titled “Greece after the Revolution – Art Treasures from the Krasaki Collection”, organized by the Municipality of Chania.
More than 2,500 visitors count within the first three months of operation the exhibition from the Krasakis Collection, organized at the Chania Municipal Gallery and finished under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
The exhibition of 167 artistic treasures out of the 1,500 in total available by the Tina and Michael Kraskis Collection and which includes among others works by Ivan Aivazovski, Vasili Polenov, Peter von S and Hans Christian Hansen, Nikolaou Gizi, Niki tax Lytra, Theodoros Ralli, Theodoros Vryzakis, accessories, watches and costumes, weapons and editions attracted the interest not only of the adult public. Atrocious was – despite the adverse conditions of the pandemic – and the attendance of school groups.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue (380 pages) (in three different editions in Greek, English and German) with texts by the art historian and curator of the collections of the Greek Parliament Thodoris Koutsogiannis, the author Katerina Schina, the writer and journalist Nikos Psilakis, historian-researcher Eftychis Tzirtzilakis, the curator of the exhibition Dimitris Andreadakis, the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the Mayor of Chania Panagiotis Simandirakis and the Deputy Mayor of Culture and President of the Municipal Art Gallery Giannis Giannakakis.
Modern technologies will also assist in hosting the exhibition: in collaboration with the research team of the Technical University of Crete, a 3D virtual reality model of the exhibition space will be created, thus making the exhibition available worldwide.
Apart from the halls of the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, part of the exhibition is also hosted in the halls of the Association of Philologists “Chrysostomos”.