Paris-Athens The Birth of Modern Greece, 1675-1919 - Exhibition catalogue
The book reviews the various cultural, diplomatic and artistic links between France and Greece between the 17th and early 20th centuries, from the Marquis de Nointel's embassy in Constantinople to the independent exhibition of the Greek group Techne in Paris.
Through numerous media, painting, sculpture, archaeology, literature, costume, architecture and photography, we discover the extent of these relations and the construction of the modern Greek identity through contact with European nations.
This brief history of Franco-Greek relations highlights what Greece owes to France, but also what France owes to Greece.
Exhibition at the musée du Louvre from 30 September 2021 to 7 February 2022.
504 pages / 500 illustrations
Hazan / Louvre éditions