Institute for Mediterranean Studies


This project was implemented under the framework of the "Strategic Development Action of Research and Technological Bodies" and funded by the Operational Programme "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation" (EPAnEK) under the NSRF 2014-2020, with the co-sponsor European Union (European Regional Development Fund).

Greek artists’ Italian perspective, 18th-19th centuries

Scientific coordinator: Panayotis K. Ioannou

This research programme is a continuation of the programme “Greek artists in the West (15th-18th century)”. It examines the pursuits of Greek artists who settled in various cities of the Italian peninsula and became engaged in its artistic developments, but did not cut their ties with Greece.

The cases of these artists have never been systematically studied up to now, the bibliography awarding them only with fleeting references. These artists’ fields of activities comprise the according themes for research: studies in Italian Art Academies, artistic production (including the relations with their commissioners), exhibitions (in Italy and elsewhere), writing texts on theory and practice. The same programme incorporates the annotated publication of the, up to now unknown, manuscript “On Painting (Peri Zografias)”, kept in the State Archives of Greece. Probably written in Venice towards the end of the 18th century, this codex attempts to convey artistic ideas and practices from the relative, mostly Italian treatises.

Scientific coordinator: Panayotis K. Ioannou (Associate Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art History, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete)
Research team Antonis Digalakis (Postgraduate student, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete)

Project Team

Panayotis K. Ioannou

Panayotis K. Ioannou

Associate Professor in Art History
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
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