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Yannis Tsarouchis Museum

The house and museum of painter Υannis Tsarouchis in Marousi district.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1965 Constructed.

    1981 Foundation was founded.

    1985 The building is listed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The museum is housed in a two-storey building, designed and curated by the artist himself. Despite the fact that it was built at a time when neoclassicism was an old architectural style and modernism was prevalent everywhere, the building is neoclassical, as Tsarouchis considered modernism “the middle ages of Greek architecture”. The ground floor was the residence of Tsarouchis, while today it is the shop of the museum. The first floor is an exhibition space and was maintained as inspired by the artist. The top floor is also an exhibition space. Not all Tsarouchis’ works fit in the museum, which is why they are presented in periodic exhibitions. Works, drawings and sets of the artist, archives and some gifts of other artists (eg Evgenios Spatharis, Theofilos, Nikos Karagatsis, Konstantinos Xenakis, Frieslander, Steinberg etc.) to Tsarouchis are included.

What I can't see

Bold for his time, Tsarouchis (1910-1989) was described as “the painter of Athens” and belongs to the elite of Greek painters of the 20th century, as he combined Greekness with contemporary art. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He was a student of Parthenis and Kontoglou, among others. In addition to painting, he has been involved in scenography, costumes (in productions and scenes around the world), poetry, translation, writing art books, teaching and directing. Many of his works are surreal, as is his poetry. The purpose of the museum is to collect Tsarouchis’ works in one place and disseminate his work to a wider audience.



Giannis Tsarouchis Foundation, (2020), Σχετικά, Συλλογές, [About, Collections]

Last visit 11/11/2020


Open House Athens, (2017), Οικία Γιάννη Τσαρούχη, [Giannis Tsarouchis Residense] OHA


Filippidis D., (2003), Νεοκλασική αρχιτεκτονική, [Neoclassical Architecture], in Ιστορία του Νέου Ελληνισμού, 1770- 2000, [History of modern Hellenism, 1770-2000] v.4, p.p. 131- 148


Christofoglou M. E., (2003), Εικαστικές Τέχνες, [Visual Arts] in Ιστορία του Νέου Ελληνισμού, 1770- 2000, [History of modern Hellenism, 1770-2000] v.8, p.p. 321- 330