At the Shop of the Megaro Gyzi Museum visitors are welcome to select from all the publications of the Cultural Centre Megaro Gyzi, many books and photographic albums referring to Santorini and the wider Cycladic area, authentic lithographs by prominent Greek artists with Santorini as theme, replicas of the exhibits of the museum΄s permanent collections, such as replicas of old authentic engravings from the 15th to 19th century, which represent maps, locations and attire of Santorini.
Dominant position at the Museum΄s Shop has the latest edition of Megaro Gyzi, a bilingual publication entitled "Santorini - Engravings and Drawings by Greek Artists".
In addition, the Museum΄s Shop offers exclusively a coloured lithograph by the popular Greek artist Miltos Pantelias, in only 99 authentic copies, numbered and signed by the artist, who engraved it in 2007 especially for Megaro Gyzi.
The Shop aims at a wider spread of the Museum΄s exhibits as well as to financially support the Museum and its cultural activities.
MEGARO GYZI EDITIONS
The Cultural Centre Megaro Gyzi, furthering its spiritual and cultural activities, has published four notable editions about Santorini and Cyclades.
NEW EDITION OF MEGARO GYZI
The latest, fourth, edition of the Cultural Centre Megaro Gyzi has been presented officially on August 1st, 2007 during the opening evening of the Megaro Gyzi Festival 2007. It is a publication entitled "Santorini - Engravings and Drawings by Greek Artists". This bilingual edition, in Greek and English, includes 212 engravings and drawings by 50 Greek artists from 1866 to 2007 with Santorini as theme. It includes rare and significant engravings (woodcuts, etchings, lithographs) by 29 Greek artists, such as Dimitris Galanis, Agelos Theodoropoulos, Gerasimos Steris, Yorgos Velissaridis and many others. Drawings by 26 Greek artists, such as Loukas Geralis, Athina Tarsouli, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Yannis Gaitis and many others, are also presented. The ART Historian Nikos Grigorakis is the Writer, while the collector Yannis Papaconstantinou, Artistic Director of the Cultural Centre Megaro Gyzi, is the Editor of the publication.
It is available exclusively at the Shop of the Megaro Gyzi Museum for the special price of 30 euros.
PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF MEGARO GYZI
The first edition entitled "Santorini 15th - 19th century" was published in 1983 (96 pages) and it is a detailed catalogue of the engravings, part of the Dimitris Tsitouras΄collection, which have been exhibited for a long period to Megaro Gyzi Museum. It is no longer available.
The second edition entitled "Evidence from Santorini (1573 - 1819)" was published in 1985 (112 pages) and it is a concise catalogue of the extensive permanent exhibition of old theraic manuscripts along with an original presentation of some of them, edited by Agamemnon Tselikas, Head of the Historical and Palaeographical Archive of the Cultural Foundation of National Bank of Greece. It is no longer avalaible.
The third edition entitled "Travelling among the Cyclades Islands, 16th-19th century" was published in 1990 (112 pages) and includes locations, attire and maps of the Cycladic islands of past centuries and especially of Santorini. It is avalaible at the Museum΄s Shop for 20 €.
At the Shop of the Megaro Gyzi Museum visitors are also welcome to select, besides the Megaro Gyzi editions, from other publications referring to Santorini and the wider Cycladic area.
Some of these publications are mentioned below:
The well-known painter and engraver Miltos Pantelias engraved in 2007, especially for Megaro Gyzi, a lithograph with Santorini as theme. It is the work entitled "Ia at Sunset".
"At this work the dome and the belfry of a church muse to the infinitude of the sky and sea. The atmosphere born a poetic mood and the feeling to abandon yourself to the immensity of the landscape", mentions the Art Historian Mr. Nikos Grigorakis.
This coloured lithograph, in only 99 authentic copies, numbered and signed by the artist, is offered exclusively at the Shop of Μεgaro Gyzi Museum for 100 €.
Miltos Pantelias CV
Miltos Pantelias΄ first teacher was his uncle, the well-known engraver Fotis Mastichiadis. From 1974 to 1978 he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under L. Coutaud, J. Lagrange and G. Dayez. He works with engraving as well as painting, especially though with drawing. His work is anthropocentric with the female figure playing a major role. The predominant characteristic of his artistic language is the re-establishment of pictorial values and their re-evaluation under a new optic angle.
In his latest work, Pantelias gives the feeling of decay through time, interrupting thematic integration in favour of freedom of design. This, for instance, is achieved by interrupting the surface of the drawing by tearing the paper, or by breaking the composition, which is now presented in two different pictures within the picture (still without losing its unity), or by the unorthodox building of different compositions. He thus destroys the image of α "classic" beauty, creating a new aesthetic suggestion that unites old and new.
Miltos Pantelias, one of the most popular Greek artists, has presented his work to many individual and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, especially in France. His work can be found in many public and private collections, both in Greece and abroad.
The Museum΄s Shop offers also coloured signed serigraphs of artists, like Paris Prekas, Meropi Preka, Heidi Bauerle, Antonis Santorinios, all of them with Santorini as theme. Price: 80€.
At the Shop of the Megaro Gyzi Museum visitors are also able to find, for 5 € & 10 €, replicas of old authentic engravings from the 15th to 19th century, which are exhibited to the Museum. These old gravures represent maps, locations and attire of Santorini.
A set of 40 cards representing old gravures from all over Greece is also available at the Museum΄s Shop for 10 €.