Politismos eMagazine | The Louvre Celebrates Franco-Greek Friendship with Bicentennial Exhibit


The Louvre Celebrates Franco-Greek Friendship with Bicentennial Exhibit

From 30 September, 2021 to 7 February, 2022, “Paris – Athens: The Birth of Modern Greece, 1675-1919,” will feature art from across Greek history and celebrate the bond between the two nations.


The Mission

As the Ancient Greeks inspired the French, so did France help shape Modern Greece. Visitors will see this exchange of ideas play out in the objects on display in this exhibit. Organized by era, the pieces will lead visitors from past to present, following the two nations as they push each other forwards.


From Athens…


The pieces on display represent the best of Greek artistry from ancient times to the twentieth century. On clay, canvas, and camera, each one captures the spirit of the Greek people. As visitors go through the exhibit, they will see that spirit evolve, but also learn that its core is eternal.


…to Paris



Among the many Greek pieces, there is also French art. Much of it documents the beauty of Greece through sketches and pictures of its past. However, some try to recreate that beauty, taking ancient styles and making them their own. These pieces are both tributes to Ancient Greek culture and guides that helped modern Greeks revive it.

 Don’t miss this one-of-kind exhibit! Get your tickets HERE!


10 Oct 2021, by Emily Zinn in Museumsx