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Home HRAcademia John Faraclas on artist, writer, historian and archaeologist Christianna Asprouli

John Faraclas on artist, writer, historian and archaeologist Christianna Asprouli

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Christianna Asprouli is a young Greek Fine, Visual and Byzantine artist, who lives and works in Athens and London. She is an honours MA graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts and holder of a diploma in Plastic Arts from the Sorbonne University, Paris. She also holds an MA in Archaeology from the Lumière University of Lyon (Archaeology of the Object, Building and Space) as well as an MA in Art History from the Paul-Valéry University of Montpellier (specialization: Art, History and Science Collections and Museums).

She has illustrated 300 pointillism and watercolour artworks for the presentation of a historic anniversary 600 pages’ book – album for the 200 years of Greek Independence, having as theme the evolution of the Greek flag from prehistory to today.

Pantanassa, Byzantine icon

At the moment, she is engaged in the illustration of the Ancient Greek Language and Culture school books for the Secondary Education which are to be revised by the Ministry of Education of Greece.

She is editing a digital book for the course of Visual Arts in schools of Primary and Secondary Education in Greece (art lessons by students of the Athens School of Fine Arts within the framework of the “Teaching of Art” course). Her two suggested lesson plans are titled: “A Chest of Books” and “Following the Muses.” Furthermore, she has collaborated with the Athens University of Economics in the action “Art and Education”.

For her graduation exhibition at the Athens School of Fine Arts. she presented four oil paintings of monumental dimensions 5m. x 2m. each one of them, having as theme the four elements of Nature: “EARTH, AIR, FIRE and WATER”.

Illustration of a a sailing ahip

Some of her artworks in Byzantine Art can be found at Orthodox Churches in Greece and in private collections.

Her artworks range from seascapes, landscapes and portraits to book illustrations and more, as can be seen on her website www.artbychristianna.com.

  • Cultural centre of the Municipality of Kifissia December 2015 and December 2016 – group exhibition – Byzantine icons.
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens December 2017 – solo exhibition – Byzantine icons.
  • Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens June-September 2019 – group exhibition – Byzantine icons.
  • ​Beaux-Arts de Paris January 2020 – group exhibition – fresco, mosaics, forged swords.
  • Athens School of Fine Arts Degree Show June 2022 – group exhibition – monumental oil paintings and installation​.
  • Gallery Govedarou, Thessaloniki “The Dynamic of Colours” 2-16 December 2022 – group exhibition – acrylic paintings.
  • Myro Gallery, Thessaloniki 15-31 December 2022 – group exhibition – oil paintings.
  • Palais Galatsi exhibition space, Athens, Book presentation “THE GREEK FLAG, secrets and …. truths”. 27 September 2023 – solo exhibition – 300 original visual artworks with pointillism and watercolours.
  • Technopolis, Athens, “Back to Nature”, 30 September – 1 October 2023 – group exhibition – oil painting.
  • Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens Melina, “Icons’ Art 2023 – Saints of Minor Asia and scenes from their lives”, organized by the Holy Synod of Greece, 13 December 2023 – 30 January 2024 – group exhibition – byzantine art/hagiography.

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