Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Eugenios D. Matthiopoulos

Professor - History of Art
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
Centre of Art History "El Greco"

Dr Matthiopoulos received his Bachelor of Arts in Painting from the A.S.F.A. (1977-1983) and continued his graduate studies in Art History (D.E.A., 1985) and in Philosophy of Art (D.E.A., 1987) at the Sorbonne, Paris I – Panthéon. In 1997, he completed his PhD in Art History at the Department of History and Archaeology, School of Philosophy, University of Crete.

From 1995 to 2001, he worked as scientific consultant and chief editor for the Dictionary of Greek Artists, vol. I-IV Melissa Publishers, Athens (1997-2001).

Since 1998, he has been teaching History of Art at the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete.

Since 2012, he has been a Member of the Scientific Council, Institute of Mediterranean Studies – FORTH.

Since 2016, he has served as President of the Association of Greek Art Historians.

Since 2017 he has been a Member of the Administrative Board of the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST).

His research interests are in art history issues of the 19th and 20th century; more specifically in exploring the role played by the Greek State and other administrative bodies in the arts, as well as the various mechanisms formed for the wider assimilation of Modernist Art in Greece, as they are recorded in the fields of ideology, aesthetic perceptions, art theory and art criticism.

He is the author of 4 published books and he has contributed essays and articles in more than 40 editions, exhibition catalogues, conference proceedings and art periodicals.

Selected Publications