Vangelis Paintings

a look at the music of Vangelis Papathanassiou


We all know Vangelis' talent as a composer. Until 2003 only few people were aware of his work as a painter. Not surprisingly, as until then Vangelis considered painting a private matter  On June 5th of 2003 however that all changed when an public exhibition of Vangelis' paintings opened at El Almudin in the city of Valencia, Spain. For the first time it is possible to observe Vangelis' paintings in person!

The exhibition showcases over 70 paintings, the images which are included in an exclusive catalog, a book which is only available at the exhibition itself. A selection of pages from that book can be viewed from the bottom part of this page. At the same desk selling the exhibition catalog, posters of the exhibition in both Spanish and English could be obtained at request.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Vangelis also composed special music to accompany the paintings during the exhibition. While studying the beautifully lighted paintings hanging on the wall the music can be heard in the background, softly flowing, seemingly repetitive, but not when carefully paid attention to. Unfortunately this music has not been released in any way and can only be heard when visiting the exhibition....

The exhibition at El Almudin in the end closed at October 12th 2003. Then the exhibition moved to Montevideo (Uruguay) from December 2003 to February 2004, on to Buenos Aires (Argentina) from March to April 2004, and finally to Brazil (Salvador de Bahia, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte) for the rest of the year.


Vangelis, Painter




Left and right:
two of my favorite paintings.







one of the few paintings that is actually hand-signed.


Exbition catalogue

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The Valencia exhibition at El Almudin

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Preface José Luis Olivas

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Preface Rita Barberá Nolla

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Preface Manuel Tarancón i Fandos

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Preface Consuelo Císcar Casabán

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Vangelis, painter


Fernando Castro Flórez:
The feeling of closeness

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Dora Eliopoulou-Rogan:
The painting of Vangelis

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