The exhibition, titled “Elegies in Stone and Metal” presents artworks by Christos Kapralos (1909-1993) and Vasso Katraki (1914-1988). Two of the most important Greek artists, showing together for the first time in a unique and historic aesthetic dialogue, the greatest Post-War Greek sculptor Christos Kapralos and the most significant Greek print maker Vasso Katraki. A dialogue between stone and metal, a timeless myth for a forthcoming contemporary history. Both Kapralos and Katraki represent the artistic expression which reflects in the most developed way possible a particularly Greek essence and the dramatic turns in history that the nation experiences.

 

Christos Kapralos (1909-1993)  is considered one of the greatest of the Greek Post-War sculptors. He studied  at the Athens School of Fine Arts with Umberto Argyros and then in Paris with Marcel Gimond. His sculpture is anthropocentric and reflects his deep love for humankind. In his work he attempts to capture emotion and sensitivity with artistic skill. His work is highly influenced by Ancient Greek art as well as influences from Greek Folk art. His subjects ranged from the human form to renderings of horses and couples all depicted with expressive qualities. His forms are simplified and rendered in positive and negative, in light and shadow and with sensitivity to shape. Kapralos exhibited extensively in numerous solo, group and international exhibitions. The Christos Kapralos museum opened in Aegina in 1995 and in 1996 another museum devoted to his sculptures opened in Agrinio.

Vasso Katraki (1914-1988) is one of the most significant Greek engravers. She began her studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts under the painter K. Parthenis and engraver Y. Kefallinos and eventually made her mark on history with her extraordinary printing method. Her artistic expression is particularly interesting  due to her unique technique of engraving on sandstone. In 1955 she developed this technique and made prints from these matrices. Her work makes references to a lifetime of heroism and struggle and it is emotive and strong in its simplicity. The works exude balance and rhythm and their shapes convey the spiritual concerns of the artist. Katraki has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries worldwide and is recognized and admired for her innovative method of creating and for her interpretation of the history of her country through her own experiences. In 2006, the Vasso Katraki museum opened in Aitoliko.

 

 

CHRISTOS KAPRALOS - VASSO KATRAKI
“ELEGIES IN STONE AND METAL”
Duration: 30/05 – 31/07  2019

 

CHRISTOS KAPRALOS
VASSO KATRAKI

“ELEGIES IN STONE AND METAL”
Duration:
30/05 – 31/07  2019

 

WORKS 

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“NOULA”
bronze, 1940 -’46
51 x 22 x 24 cm 

 ΕΡΓΑ

 

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“NOULA”
bronze, 1940 -’46
51 x 22 x 24 cm 

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“MY MOTHER”
bronze, 1950
68 x 46 x 42 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“MY MOTHER”
bronze, 1950
68 x 46 x 42 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“MY MOTHER”
bronze, 1940 -’46
47 x 17 x 14 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“MY MOTHER”
bronze, 1940 -’46
47 x 17 x 14 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“HORSE”
bronze, 1958
59 x 67 x 11 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“HORSE”
bronze, 1958
59 x 67 x 11 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“CHARIOTEER”
bronze, 1961
26 x 21 x 12 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“CHARIOTEER”
bronze, 1961
26 x 21 x 12 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“DANCE”
bronze, 1960-1970
60 x 28 x 17 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“DANCE”
bronze, 1960-1970
60 x 28 x 17 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“COUPLE”
bronze, 1960-1970
47 x 23 x 6 cm

 

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
“COUPLE”
bronze, 1960-1970
47 x 23 x 6 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
lithograph, 1973
64 x 89 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
lithograph, 1973
64 x 89 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
lithograph, 1973
45 x 63 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
lithograph, 1973
45 x 63 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
lithograph, 1973
63 x 44 cm

Christos Kapralos
(1909-1993)
lithograph, 1973
63 x 44 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“FALL OF KARAISKAKIS”
matrix in stone, 1966
103 x 257 x 3 cm 

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“FALL OF KARAISKAKIS”
matrix in stone, 1966
103 x 257 x 3 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“THE FALL OF KARAISKAKIS”
engraved on stone
107 x 283 cm, 1966

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“THE FALL OF KARAISKAKIS”
engraved on stone
107 x 283 cm, 1966

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“FALL OF KARAISKAKIS”
drawing, ink on paper, 1966
35.5 x 50 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“FALL OF KARAISKAKIS”
drawing, ink on paper, 1966
35.5 x 50 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“FALL OF KARAISKAKIS”
drawing, ink on paper, 1966
29.5 x 45 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“FALL OF KARAISKAKIS”
drawing, ink on paper, 1966
29.5 x 45 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK”
matrix in stone, 1985
160 x 112 x 2.5 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK”
matrix in stone, 1985
160 x 112 x 2.5 cm

 

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK”
engraved on stone
170 x 115 cm, 1985

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK”
engraved on stone
170 x 115 cm, 1985

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK”
drawing, ink on paper
174 x 106 cm, 1985

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK”
drawing, ink on paper
174 x 106 cm, 1985

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK ΙΙ”
engraved on stone
134 x 240 cm, 1985

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK ΙΙ”
engraved on stone
134 x 240 cm, 1985

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK”
drawing, ink on paper
13 x 14.5 cm, 1985

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK”
drawing, ink on paper
13 x 14.5 cm, 1985

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“TURNING INWARD”
engraved on stone
105 x 76 cm, 1965 -’66

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“TURNING INWARD”
engraved on stone
105 x 76 cm, 1965 -’66

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK” (horse)
drawing, ink on paper
15.5 x 25 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“ATTACK” (horse)
drawing, ink on paper
15.5 x 25 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“LONELINESS”
matrix in stone, 1980
75 x 61 x 3 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“LONELINESS”
matrix in stone, 1980
75 x 61 x 3 cm

 

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“LONELINESS”
engraved on stone
106 x 75 cm, 1980

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“LONELINESS”
engraved on stone
106 x 75 cm, 1980

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“SUN AND METAL BARS”
engraved on stone
107 x 76 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“SUN AND METAL BARS”
engraved on stone
107 x 76 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“LONELINESS”
drawing, pencil and ink on paper
27.5 x 19.5cm, 1980

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“LONELINESS”
drawing, pencil and ink on paper
27.5 x 19.5cm, 1980

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“VISIT III”
matrix in stone, 1979
91 x 49 x 2 cm

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“VISIT III”
matrix in stone, 1979
91 x 49 x 2 cm

 

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“VISIT III”
engraved on stone
107 x 76 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“VISIT III”
engraved on stone
107 x 76 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“VISIT”
side 1 drawing, charcoal and pencil on paper
78.9 x 65.5 cm, 1979
side 2 drawing, pencil and pastel on paper
78.9 x 65.5 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“VISIT”
side 1 drawing, charcoal and pencil on paper
78.9 x 65.5 cm, 1979
side 2 drawing, pencil and pastel on paper
78.9 x 65.5 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“SUN AND METAL BARS”
matrix in stone,
61 x 75 x 2 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“SUN AND METAL BARS”
matrix in stone,
61 x 75 x 2 cm, 1979

 

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“FOREST”
engraved on stone
160 x 107 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“FOREST”
engraved on stone
160 x 107 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“PEACEFUL II”
engraved on stone
150 x 76 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“PEACEFUL II”
engraved on stone
150 x 76 cm, 1979

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“THREAT”
engraved on stone
76 x 106 cm, 1986

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“THREAT”
engraved on stone
76 x 106 cm, 1986

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“FIGURE III”
engraved on stone
79 x 54 cm, 1978

Vasso Katraki
(1914-1988)
“FIGURE III”
engraved on stone
79 x 54 cm, 1978