Alexandre le grand et son monde 2015

08.05.2015 - 31.07.2015

Rue Verdaine 6, CH-1204 Genève

10h30 - 18h30

Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier au vernissage de notre exposition sur le thème d’Alexandre le Grand et son Monde, dans le cadre de l’Art en Vieille-Ville Genève. le 7 Mai 2015 – de 17h00 à 20h30.

Association culturelle de référence née il y a huit ans, Art en Vieille-Ville Genève (AVV) est aujourd’hui plus dynamique que jamais. Excellence et diversité, les maîtres mots d’une association qui fait rayonner les Beaux-Arts dans la Cité de Calvin et transforme la pittoresque Vieille-Ville en un véritable centre d’attraction dans le domaine de l’art à Genève.

Alexander the Great : a name that evokes a legendary myth of ancient times. Born Alexander III of Macedon in 356 B.C. in Pella, ancient Macedonia, he was the son of King Philip II and the Epirote princess Olympias. He succeeded his father to the throne at the age of 20 and swiftly demonstrated his conquering spirit. By the age of 30, he had created the largest empire the world had known, stretching from Greece to the banks of the Indus River, and about which he used to say : “the sun never sets”.

An outstanding strategist, Alexander the Great is famous for his desire to conquer and for his efforts to establish a political unity between East and West. He died prematurely in 323 B.C., at the young age of 32, leaving behind a rich cultural heritage marked by his determination to bring Greece and the Orient closer together.

The “Hellenistic period” that followed his reign saw political crisis, as a result of his sudden death, together with a flourishing artistic development. Incarnating the victorious conqueror, the figure of Alexander has been an inspiration since Antiquity, and his legend has lasted through the centuries to the present day.