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The National Art Gallery– Alexandros Soutzos
Alexandros Soutzos
Museum (Greek: Εθνική Πινακοθήκη-Μουσείο Αλεξάνδρου Σούτζου, Ethniki Pinakothiki-Mouseio Alexandrou Soutzou) is an art museum in Athens
Athens
devoted to Greek and European art from the 14th century to the 20th century. It is directed by Marina Lambraki-Plaka.

National Glyptotheque

Closed and renovating now. 15.08.2016.

Contents

1 History 2 Collections

2.1 Renaissance 2.2 17th-20th century 2.3 Greek artists

3 Facts 4 Visitor information 5 Gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] It was established in 1878 as a small collection of 117 works exhibited at the Athens
Athens
University. In 1896, Alexandros Soutzos, a jurist and art lover, bequeathed his collection and estate to the Greek Government
Greek Government
aspiring to the creation of an art museum. The museum opened in 1900 and the first curator was the famous Greek painter Georgios Jakobides
Georgios Jakobides
from Munich. After World War II the works began for a new building. After relocating the sculptures in the new National Glyptotheque, there is a discussion to renovate the main building and to build a new wing. Collections[edit] The gallery exhibitions are mainly focused on post-Byzantine Greek Art. The gallery owns and exhibits also an extensive collection of European artists. Particularly valuable, is the collection of paintings from the Renaissance. Renaissance[edit]

Joachim Beuckelaer
Joachim Beuckelaer
Market Scene Jan Brueghel the Younger
Jan Brueghel the Younger
The Virgin in Paradise Jan Brueghel the Elder Dürer El Greco
El Greco
The Concert of the Angels, Christ on the Cross with the Two Maries and St John, Saint Peter Luca Giordano
Luca Giordano
Esther and Ahasuerus Jacob Jordaens
Jacob Jordaens
The Adoration of the Shepherds

Zanino di Pietro Virgin with Child and Angels Jacopo del Sellaio
Jacopo del Sellaio
Saint Jerome in the desert Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Eliezer and Rebecca, The Agony in the Garden Lorenzo Veneziano
Lorenzo Veneziano
Crucifixion David Vinckeboons
David Vinckeboons
Wine Harvest

17th-20th century[edit]

Ivan Aivazovsky
Ivan Aivazovsky
Burning of the Turkish flagship Pieter Aertsen Jacob Beschey Moses Drawing Water from the Rock Braque Antoine Bourdelle Canaletto Raffaello Ceccoli Cecco del Caravaggio
Cecco del Caravaggio
Youth with musical instruments Eugène Delacroix
Eugène Delacroix
Mounted Greek Warrior Henri Fantin-Latour
Henri Fantin-Latour
Still Life Jacques Linard
Jacques Linard
Still Life Claude Lorrain Albert Marquet Henri Matise Willem van Mieris
Willem van Mieris
Lady with the Parrot Piet Mondrian
Piet Mondrian
Landscape with a mill Antony Francis van der Meulen

Francesco Pize Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Composition Piranesi Francis Picabia Rembrandt Auguste Rodin Peter Paul Rubens
Peter Paul Rubens
The Feast of the Epiphany, Adoration of the Shepherds Maurice Utrillo

Greek artists[edit]

Ioannis Altamouras George Bouzianis Leonidas Drosis Nikos Engonopoulos Demetrios Farmakopoulos Alekos Fassianos Lazaros Fytalis Nikolaus Gysis Demetrios Galanis Theophilos Hatzimihail Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Georgios Jakobides Nikos Kessanlis Ioannis Kossos Nikiphoros Lytras Polychronis Lempesis Konstantinos Maleas Yannis Moralis Dimitris Mytaras Theocharis Mores

Nikos Nikolaou Pericles Pantazis Andreas Pavias Konstantinos Parthenis Yiannis Psychopedis Georgios Roilos Lucas Samaras Theodoros Stamos Panayiotis Tetsis Epameinondas Thomopoulos Yannis Tsarouchis Kostas Tsoklis Stefanos Tzangarolos Theodoros Vryzakis Spyros Vassiliou Konstantinos Volanakis

Facts[edit] Approximately four million people have visited the National Gallery in the last fourteen years. Its exhibition activity is mainly supported by sponsorships that cover up to half of its budget. The National Gallery has opened the last years branches in Nafplion, Sparta
Sparta
and Corfu.[1] Visitor information[edit] The gallery is situated on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, opposite the Hilton Athens. It can be reached with the Athens
Athens
Metro at the Evangelismos station. The National Glyptotheque
National Glyptotheque
is situated at the "Alsos Stratou" (Military Park) in Goudi, near Kanellopoulou Avenue and can be reached with the Athens
Athens
Metro at the Katehaki station. Gallery[edit]

The Entombment of Christ by El Greco

Portrait of Simon Marten Dircsz by Pieter Aertsen

Eliezer and Rebecca by Tiepolo

Ηistoria (Allegory of History) by Nikolaos Gyzis
Nikolaos Gyzis
(1892)

Sepherd with baby goat by Lazaros Fytalis

Dying Centaur by Antoine Bourdelle
Antoine Bourdelle
(1914)

Penelope, sculpture by Leonidas Drosis

See also[edit]

National Glyptotheque Art in modern Greece Greek Art List of museums in Greece Foros Timis Ston Greco Cretan School

References[edit]

^ nationalgallery.gr Annexes of National Gallery of Greece

External links[edit]

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 140822610 ISNI: 0000 0001 2315 2435 GND: 2087027-9 SUDOC: 029729750 BNF: cb12129095q (data) BNE: XX144312

Coordinates: 37°58′32″N 23°44′57″E / 37.97556°N 23.74917°E / 37.975

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