In the Shadow, the latest exhibition at the Athens Municipal Gallery, explores in three parts the impact of Greek women artists on 20th-century culture. In this first part, the focus is on women artists born between 1871 and 1910, who were active in the interwar years as well as in the 1950s and 60s. This generation of artists drew inspiration from Greek landscapes but didn’t stay limited to that. Among their themes were the Athenian countryside, ancient monuments, monasteries, idyllic Greek islands, still life scenes, nudes, portraits and snapshots of everyday life. They were also influenced by international art movements like impressionism, fauvism, and expressionism, as well as big names in the Greek art scene, including Konstantinos Parthenis and Nikiforos Lytras. Despite their talent and determination, their art was sold for lower prices than that of their male counterparts, but they still strove for recognition. In the Shadow aims to give these forgotten 20th century women painters the recognition they deserve. And this is just part one! Stay tuned for updates on the next two parts.