"The artist Georgios Roilos and Historical News Reporting"
During the autumn 2016 events organised by the Averoff Gallery in Metsovo, the Evangelos Averoff-Tossizza Foundation and the Averoff Gallery mounted in September 2016 an exhibition dedicated to the artist Georgios Roilos to mark the return to Metsovo of the monumental The Battle of Farsala after months-long conservation at the National Gallery Conservation Department in Athens.
Curated by Olga Mentzafou, Director of Collections, National Gallery, and member of the Board, Evangelos Averoff Foundation, the exhibition features historical paintings by Roilos on loan from other museums in Greece, as well as documentation and photographs, focusing on three themes: the artist and his times; the historical events that inspired his paintings; and the art of conservation, its secrets and importance in the preservation of cultural heritage.
Paintings by Georgios Roilos on display in the exhibition on loan from other collections:
Portrait of General Konstantinos Kallaris, oil on canvas, 126 x 88 cm, National Gallery – Evripidis Koutlidis Collection,
The Battle of Farsala, oil on canvas, 38 x 55 cm, National Gallery – Evripidis Koutlidis Collection,
The Trumpeter, oil on panel, 51 x 36 cm, National Gallery – Evripidis Koutlidis Collection,
Horse, oil on canvas, 18 x 13 cm, Bank of Greece,
Inaugurated on Saturday 24 September 2016, the exhibition was open through 9 January 2017.
Moreover, the newly published book With the Averoff Gallery Artists – A Young People’s Guide by the writer and educationalist Mariza De Castro was launched at the Averoff Gallery on 24 September.
The book was introduced by the historian and educator Katianna Micha and the author, followed by activities for children and young people.
This is a guide book for young people, which will also of interest for art lovers, teachers and parents.