Galeridis Ioannis


Ioannis Galeridis
Researcher

Biographical note

Ioannis Galeridis was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1962. He completed his undergraduate studies (1985) at the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and earned a Ph.D. degree in History of Art (1991) from the same institution (The Faculty of History and Archaeology).

1991-1995: Freelance arts writer; collaboration with the Athens publishing houses Ekdotike Athenon and Melissa.

1995-2016: He worked at the Modern Greek Art Research Office of the Academy of Athens; he created its infrastructure and its collection of art historical books. Scientific responsible and editor of the Modern Greek Art Research Office Publications series.

2016- present: Researcher at the Research Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art of the Academy of Athens.

Research interests: Classical mythology in the arts, public outdoor sculpture, secular painting of the Ottoman period (18th and 19th centuries).

Research activity

Since 1995, he is conducting Academy of Athens research projects on public sculpture with the aim of making a survey of 19th-21th century public monuments and sculpture in Greece. It is the first ever comprehensive survey of Greece’s outdoor sculpture. The result of his fieldwork is the Public Sculpture Archive, a collection containing more than 2.200 entries of public monuments and sculptures, which is still under way.

Since 2017 he is also conducting the Academy of Athens research project “Inventory of the Inscriptions of the City of Athens (modern period)”.

Selected publications

  • Mythological Subjects by 19th and early 20th century Greek  Painters, Ph.D. thesis,  National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1991 (in Greek). Available from: https://www.didaktorika.gr/eadd/handle/10442/8938 (accessed 1 December 2017).
  • ‘Glossary of Art Terms’, in:  Ch. Christou et al., The National Gallery: 19th and 20th century Greek Painting, Ekdotike Athenon, Athens 1992, pp. 259-263.
  • ‘Domenicos Theotocopoulos (known as El Greco)’, in:   Ch. Christou et al., The National Gallery: 19th and 20th century Greek Painting, Ekdotike Athenon, Athens 1992, pp. 219-220.
  • Entries in: Ch. Christou et al., The National Gallery: 19th and 20th century Greek Painting, Ekdotike Athenon, Athens 1992. [see attached file 1]
  • La civilisation grecque: Macédoine, Royaume d'Alexandre le Grand (exhibition catalogue, Marché Bonsecours, Montréal, 7 May-19 September 1993), I. Vokotopoúlou (éd.), Athènes: Ministère de la Culture de Grèce: ICOM-Comité National Hellénique: Editions Kapon, 1993,    pp. 17, 19. [see attached file 2]
  • Entries (in Greek), in: Λεξικό Ελλήνων ΚαλλιτεχνώνΖωγράφοι – Γλύπτες – Χαράκτες, 16ος-20ός αιώνας [Dictionary of Greek Artists: Painters – Sculptors – Engravers, 16th-20th century], ed. E. Matthiopoulos, 4 vols., Melissa Publishing House, Athens 1997-2000. [see attached file 3]
  • ‘Mythology in Modern Greek Painting’ (in Greek), Kathimerini, 7 Days, 29 April 2001, pp. 28-31.
  • ‘The Iliad in Modern Greek Art’ (in Greek), Kathimerini, 7 Days, 31 March 2002, pp. 30-32.
  • ‘In the Spirit of Classicism’ (in Greek), Kathimerini, 7 Days, 20 April 2003, pp. 14-17.
  • Ch. Christou and I. Galeridis, Caravaggio: Starting point for Baroque – Imposition of Realism (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 12, Academy of Athens, Athens 2014.

Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office of the Academy of Athens

Scientific editor and illustrations editor of the Modern Greek Art Research Office publications (Academy of Athens), which are based, after substantial revision, on lectures delivered by late Professor Chrysanthos Christou (1922-2016) of the Academy of Athens. The Modern Greek Art Research Office Publications series include the following titles:

  • The myth of Prometheus and the pictorial decoration of the Academy of Athens (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 1, Academy of Athens, Athens 2003.
  • Perikles and Ephialtes TyrannicidesThe Statues of Riace, Art and History (bilingual: Greek - English), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 2, Academy of Athens, Athens 2004.
  • The Propylaea frieze of the University of Athens (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 3, Academy of Athens, Athens 2005.
  • Art today: Problems, directions, characteristics and perspectives (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 4, Academy of Athens, Athens 2006.
  • Rembrandt van Rijn: Life and oeuvre of a genius:  400 years after his birth (1606-1669) (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 5, Academy of Athens, Athens 2008.
  • History as landscape painting: Carl Rottmann’s Greek landscapes (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 6, Academy of Athens, Athens 2009.
  • Paul Cézanne (1839-1906): From the completion of nineteenth-century’s formulations to the beginning of twentieth-century’s quest (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 7, Academy of Athens, Athens 2010.
  • Giorgione: Starting point for modern art:  500 years after his death (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 8, Academy of Athens, Athens 2011.
  • Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660): Τhe Spanish voice of European art (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 9, Academy of Athens, Athens 2012.
  • Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528): The German voice within European art (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 10, Academy of Athens, Athens 2013.
  • Jan van Eyck (c. 1395–1441): Starting point for European Renaissance (in Greek), Publications of the Modern Greek Art Research Office, no. 11, Academy of Athens, Athens 2015.
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