Frissiras Museum in Athens presents the group exhibition “The Deceit of the Flesh” until October 27th, in the building at 3 Monis Asteriou Street in Plaka. The exhibition constitutes a juxtaposition between the tribute to the female body in its beauty and sensuality, expressed in the works by the 31 Greek and foreign participating artists and the work of French painter Jean Rustin, in which the suffering and decay of man are portrayed.
Narcissist by Alexis Veroukas — Photo courtesy of Frissiras Museum
The central idea of the exhibition is the striking opposition in which these two ways of artistic expression confront each other, which is obvious from the two different ways artists face human frailty, mortality, old age, illness, pain and decay. Faced by this difficult choice, some choose to ignore reality and prefer the worship of ephemeral and superficial beauty, while more seldom, others choose to face and embrace reality bravely.
The exhibition offers the viewer access to both of these approaches, through works of great artistic value and truth. Beyond this however, it attempts once more to depict the greatness of painting, a valuable form of expression of the Apollonius spirit in which man needs to escape in an effort to find strength through life’s journey.
Amongst the participating artists are Pat Andrea, Frederic Leglise, Achilleas Pistonis, Alexis Veroukas and others.