A tour at the National Gallery of Athens
Visiting the National Gallery is a great way to learn about modern 20th-century artists, such as Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Gikas, Yannis Tsarouchis, Yannis Moralis, Spyros Vassiliou, Nikos Eggonopoulos, Dimitris Mytaras, Alekos Fassianos, and Theofilos Hatzimichail. Moreover, you can also see works by 19th-century artists belonging to the Munich School, as it is called, such as Georges Jakovides, Nikiforos Lytras, and Nikolaos Gyzis.
The institutional role of the National Gallery is to collect, safe keep, preserve, study and exhibit works of art towards the aesthetic training of the public, the on-going education through art and the recreation that it can provide, as well as the self-awareness of the Greek people through the history of art, which expresses the national history on a symbolic level. The collection may have a significant holding of Greek art, but also includes an impressive collection of Western European works by artists including Bruegel, Caravaggio, Delacroix, Rodin, El Greco, and Picasso.