Copper Engravings: Panagiotis Tetsis & Lambros Orfanos
Τhe Megaro Gyzi Festival 2014 raises curtain on Friday 1/8 with the opening of the printmaking exhibition, titled «COPPER ENGRAVINGS: PANAGIOTIS TETSIS & LAMBROS ORFANOS», in which participate with 42 engravings (burin, etchings, aquatints, drypoints, mezzotints) the great Greek artist and Academic Panagiotis Tetsis and the deceased, bosom friend of him, Lambros Orfanos, one of the most important Greek printmakers.
The exhibition includes 21 copper engravings by Panagiotis Tetsis, representative of his printmaking creation in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and 21 copper engravings by Lambros Orfanos, representative of his printmaking creation in the ’50s. The exhibition, that is carried out in cooperation with the National Bank’s Cultural Foundation (MIET), gives to art lovers a unique opportunity to admire the exquisite engraving work of the two friends and important artists, Panagiotis Tetsis and Lambros Orfanos, who -despite their close friendship- had never exhibited their works together. Thus, their works are exhibited together in a joint exhibition for the first time!
The curator of the exhibition is Yannis Papaconstantinou, Artistic Director of Megaro Gyzi.
Mr. Panagiotis Tetsis and Mr. Minos Orfanos, son of Lambros Orfanos, will be present at the opening of the exhibition
The two friends in France in 1953.
Lambros Orfanos (right) and Panagiotis Tetsis (middle)
with the painter Elli Mourelou-Orfanos (left).
The two friends outside the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain in July 1953.
Panagiotis Tetsis (left) and Lambros Orfanos (right)
with the painter Elli Mourelou-Orfanos (middle).