From Van Gogh to Pollock and everyone in between, the world’s most famous painters have found a permanent home at the new museum of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation.

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One of the world’s great art collections

1st floor: Classics of Modern Art.

Courtoisie de: Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation. Photo by Christophoros Doulgeris.

Courtoisie de: Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation. Photo by Christophoros Doulgeris.

A new home for modern masters

Courtoisie de: Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation. Photo by Christophoros Doulgeris.

The museum also showcases some rare works by the most celebrated artists from the post-war era, many of whom were personal friends of Basil and Elise. In the foyer, a portrait of Elise by Chagall (1969) captures her beauty and well-mannered disposition, with Basil’s figure looming over her like a shadow. Jackson Pollock’s Number 13 (1950) is a surprisingly small work from the artist’s famous “drip period”. Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for Self-portrait (1972) held emotional significance for the artist because they were drawn right after his partner’s death.

Local art superstars

Courtoisie de: Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation. Photo by Christophoros Doulgeris.

Courtoisie de: Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation. Photo by Christophoros Doulgeris.