139 years ago, on December 5, 1879, the Slovenian painter Jurij Šubic arrived in Athens after being invited by Heinrich Schliemann and Ernst Ziller. With his ideas and talents, he undertook the decoration of the Schliemann Mansion, the Iliou Melathron.
Homer, Hesiod, Pindar, Lucian as well as Goethe were sources of inspiration for Šubic, who thus left his artistic imprint on the building’s identity, completing his work in the Iliou Melathron on October 13, 1880.
In honour of the artist, the Numismatic Museum opened an exhibition of his work on December 5, 2015, which will run through January 14, 2019.
Minister of Culture Myrsini Zorba said that the artist’s work is distinguished by its “spirit of constant dialogue between the past and the present as well as the different European approaches to antiquity.”
The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Slovenia, the Numismatic Museum of the Hellenic Republic and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Athens, on the occasion of the state visit of the President of the Slovenian Republic Borut Pahor to our country on the 4th and 5th of December. The exhibition is under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Slovenia and the event was attended by the Slovenian Minister of Culture Dejan Prešiček.
The exhibition will run from December 5, 2018 to January 14, 2019. For more information contact the Numismatic Museum at: 210 3632057, 210 3612834, 210 3612872.