From Byzantium to Modernism

March 19th, 2015  |  Published in Historical heritage

20th  March – 8th May 2015 

Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Lanitis Carobmill, Limassol

The Limassol Tourism Board, the Evagoras and Kathleen Lanitis Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Culture in collaboration with the Municipality of Limassol and the Holy Bishopric of Limassol organise an exhibition titled «Recto/Verso: From Byzantium to Modernism», curated by Dr. Nadia Anaxagorou, from 20 March to 8 May 2015, at the Evagoras Lanitis Centre.

The exhibition focuses on the two-sided icons (Recto/Verso), which bear representations of the Virgin with Child at their front side and the Crucifixion at their back. It hosts hagiographic treasures from churches and monasteries of the Limassol diocese, covering a wide stylistic and chronological spectrum spanning from the twelfth to the nineteenth century.

The visual voyage is completed with works by contemporary Cypriot artists, reinterpreting the Byzantine iconography of the Mother of God and the Passion Cycle through the perspectives of Modernism.

Participating artists:

Maria Andreou, Savvas Christodoulides, Andreas Chrysochos, Marianna Constanti, Tatiana Ferahian, Georghios Pol. Georghiou, Erato Hadjisavva, Yiota Ioannidou, Michael Kasialos, George Kotsonis, Andreas Makariou, Angelos Makrides, Antonis Neophytou, Lefteris Olympios, Andreas Paraskeva, Stass Paraskos, Andreas Savvides, Rinos Stefani, Lefteris Tapas, Susan Vargas, Panagiotis Vittis, Constantinos Zannetos.

The opening of the exhibition will be held by Mr Pavlos Paraskevas, Director of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, on Friday, March 20th, at 20.00.

Media sponsors

Fileleftheros Group


Duration of the exhibition

20th March – 8th May

Opening hours

Daily: 09.00 – 13.00 & 17.00 – 21.00

Saturday & Sunday: 14.00 – 21.00

Closed on Monday

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