The Benaki Museum presents the work of talented Greek artist Yiannis Pappas (1913-2005), displayed in his original work space in Zografou.
The exhibition ‘Yiannis Pappas: The German Occupation’ reflects the artist’s return to Athens from the war front and throughout the German occupation. Pappas was confronted with general wretchedness and personal loss, he dedicated himself to work in search of hope and spiritual cohesion, following an inner silent path.
The exhibition is presented in The Yannis Pappas Studio, in dialogue with the permanent exhibition which remains in situ – true snapshots of a long life focused on the human.
The Yiannis Pappas Studio
This property is a unique example of the workspace of an artist devoted to both sculpture and painting. It was donated to the Benaki Museum by his son, Alekos Pappas. The main aim of the donation was that the artist’s works remain together in their natural physical environment.
The area that hosts the studio is in the Zografou district, in the same building that once housed the family of this important Greek artist until the 1960s.
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