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By Maria Gregoriou

As of today the Evagoras Lanitis Centre in Limassol will host the exhibition Recto/Verso: From Byzantium to Modernism.

The exhibition focuses on the two-sided icons (Recto/Verso), which bear representations of the Virgin and Child on their front side and the Crucifixion on the back. It hosts hagiographic treasures from churches and monasteries of the Limassol bishopric, covering a wide stylistic and chronological spectrum spanning from the twelfth to the nineteenth century.

These icons will also be accompanied by works by contemporary Cypriot artists, reinterpreting the Byzantine iconography of the Mother of God and the Passion Cycle through the perspectives of Modernism. Some of the artists whose work will be displayed are Maria Andreou, Savvas Christodoulides, Marianna Constanti, Stass Paraskos, and Andreas Savvides.

Recto/Verso: From Byzantium to Modernism, which will be curated by Dr Nadia Anaxagorou, is organised by the Limassol Tourism Board, the Evagoras and Kathleen Lanitis Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Culture, along with the collaboration of the Municipality of Limassol and the Holy Bishopric of Limassol.

The opening of the exhibition will be held by Pavlos Paraskevas, Director of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, at 8pm.

Rectro Verso – From Byzantium to Modernism
Exhibition of icons from churches and monasteries of Cyprus and contemporary Cypriot artists. March 20 until May 8. Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Lanitis Carob mill, Limassol. Tuesday-Friday: 9am-1pm and 5pm-9pm. Saturday-Sunday: 2pm-9pm. Tel: 25-342123

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