The new temporary exhibition of the Leventian Gallery is dedicated to the leaders of Belgian Impressionism as well as the movements that followed them.
Selected works from museums and private collections in Belgium and Greece and Cyprus show the evolution of Belgian art from the mid-19th to the first decades of the 20th century.
The report is a reference and retrospective to the Belgian Impressionists, who in their attempt to recover and 'steal' a little of the spotlight from their French colleagues, discover unique ways in which to use light, giving emphasis to the senses.
The exhibition focuses on the most important facets of the movement and includes works from major Belgian museums and private collections, many of which are presented to the public worldwide for the first time.
Following on from Belgian realists such as Hippolyte Boulenger and Charles Hermans, the exhibition includes works by, among others, Félicien Rops, Théo van Rysselberghe, Guillaume Vogels and James Ensor, from the period of flowering in the countryside that flourished in Belgium in particular. It also presents the spirit of the artistic circles of the time, such as the groups of "Chrysalis" and "Twenty" circles.
Constantinos Economides, Art Historian
Evita Arapoglou, Curator of the Greek Collection, Leventios Gallery
Myrto Hatzakis, Curator of the Paris Collection, Leventian Gallery