Saturday, 23 May 2015

The Stendhal Syndrome

It means feeling happy when seeing art. You can read more about it here.
It happened to me.
Last Sunday morning hubby and I went to visit the M Flea Market, an event organized twice a year by the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.
They sell lots of vintage clothes, decorative items and books in very reasonable prices.

 I loved going there.


We had a look around.



I managed to buy a couple of books I really wanted (I found a shadow puppetry book for hubby too of course!) and a couple of beautiful decorative items.
The glass thing is a lemon reamer by Canadian artist Annie Michaud. An orange porcelain bowl with a silver rim and a terracota tile handpainted and with a secret message at the back! Really loved those items!

Then I thought of visiting one of the temporary exhibitions in the museum as there was no entrance fee on that day.
First we looked at the permanent exhibition which we have seen many a time!
A Spatharis shadow puppet figure is there too!
And my favourite Theophilos.

And lots more Contemporary Art pieces.


There were huge installations too!



And some strange ones!

Afterwards we moved to the temporary exhibition which is dedicated to pioneer Greek painters of the 20th century and the paintings belong to Th. Karapanagiotis Collection. This is the first public presentation of this important collection. The exhibition is curated by Professor of History of Art at the University of Thessaloniki, Antonis Kotidis who says that the artists represent two trends that prevailed in the Greek perception of contemporary art, Modernism and 'Tradition'.
(Info taken from the museum site)
In the exhibition you can see paintings by Nikolaos Lytras (1883-1927)

Nikolaos Othoneos (1877-1949)
 Michalis Economou (1888-1933)

Spiros Papaloukas (1892-1957).

Theophrastus Triantaphyllides (1881-1955),

Konstantinos Parthenis (1878-1967),

Constantine Maleas (1879-1928),



The exhibition will be on till the end of May 2015.
Leaving the exhibition we passed through a corridor and I adored the curtains ....
...which proved to be an artistic installation too!
I love art! In another life I would have studied arts!

8 comments:

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Ουάου καταπληκτικά !! Σ ευχαριστούμε γι αυτή την όμορφη και ενδιαφέρουσα ανάρτηση !!!! Καλή Κυριακή !!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love art museums and wish I was more artistic. I have sons that are artists and I'm glad for that. I love those curtains, too Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Diane

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The exhibition seemed very interesting, I love how the vivid light in them makes me instantly thing of the light in your country.

eleanna said...

Τι ωραία έκθεση και τόσο ωραία έργα Ελλήνων καλλιτεχνών... Σ αυτο το bazaar ήθελα να παω απο πέρσι που το είχα δεί αργά και δεν πρόλαβα. Φέτος που το είδα εκγαίρως, όμως, πάλι δεν προλάβαινα να πάω. Με τον καημό θα μείνω. Τόσο ωραία πραγματακια

nikol said...

Το σύνδρομο Stendhal είναι και δικό μου !!! Λατρεύω να βρίσκομαι ανάμεσα σε τόσα υπέροχα αντικείμενα !!
Υπέροχη ομορφιά η σημερινή σου ανάρτηση με τους πίνακες !!!
Καλή εβδομάδα!!

DIMI said...

Ωραία η βόλτα πού μάς πήγες Αριάδνη!!Μού άρεσουν τά παζάρια καί η έκθεση μέ τόυς υπέροχους πίνακες!!
Καλή εβδομάδα!!!

Zina Z said...

λατρευω τετοια μπαζαρ και δυστυχως δεν ειναι ευκολο να τα βρεις. η αναρτηση σου γεματη ομορφες εικονες!

Thalia Tzellou said...

Λατρεύω τα παζάρια και πραγματικά μπορείς να βρεις θησαυρούς εκεί μέσα. Πολύ ωραία όσα πήρες!! Και η βόλτα σου στο μουσείο πολύ ωραία Αριάδνη μου!! Να περνάτε όμορφα!!