"The oil canvas is called Head of Woman and was painted by Spanish artist in 1934 . It was the only portrait painter in the catalog of the museum's gallery."
It is the only painter's creation contained in the catalog of the museum. According to the website of the art center, it is an oil on canvas 56 by 40 inches, dated 1939 and donated by the author.
According to police sources quoted by the Greek media, strangers were introduced into the museum after forcing an emergency door on a balcony of the mezzanine andtheir frames extracted from two works , the Picasso and another whose authorship has not been confirmed, but that according to "To Vima", a Dutch author is highly prized.
Some media reports indicate that a third piece , of less value, was also stolen.
Police reported that the alarm was activated at Museum 2:52 GMT, at which point one of the guards saw a man running out the building.
The guard then noticed the disappearance of the paintings and alerted authorities. So far, the National Gallery has refused to respond to inquiries from the news agencyEFE on the theft and has been confined to announce that the head of the institution,Marina Lambraki, inform throughout the day.
The National Gallery primarily exhibits Greek art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and just yesterday closed a sampling of works by European masters including numerous drawings and paintings by Durer andas.