#Greece

Artist Stories

An Orientalist from the Orient: Theodoros Rallis

Not every Orientalist painter journeyed to the Orient or the Levant to observe and interact with the socio-cultural fabric they intended to portray...

Erol Degirmenci 3 November 2022

Photography

The Queen of Neoclassical Photography: Nelly

For many, photography is merely a sophisticated way of immortalizing the current and carrying that frozen moment – which is impossible to recreate...

Erol Degirmenci 2 October 2022

Masterpiece Stories

The Boxer at Rest – Defeated Hellenistic Athlete

Coming face-to-face with a piece of art you’ve loved for years is a thrilling, exciting and oftentimes overwhelming experience. Such was the...

Nadine Waldmann 25 August 2022

Ancient Greece

Not So Dark After All: Greek Designs from the Dark Ages

Despite lasting only a century (c. 1100-1000 BCE), the dark ages in Greece were an era of material poverty, cultural isolation, and artistic decline.

Lauren Dorsey 11 August 2022

Fashion

Jewelry in Ancient Greece: Hellenistic Period Pieces

When looking at historical jewelry one can ask themselves a series of questions centered on the significance of the object. Who was it made for and...

Rachel Witte 11 June 2022

Museum Stories

Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Basil and Elise Goulandris were a Greek couple who met and married in the 1950s in Manhattan, New York. They were highly educated, with a profound...

Errika Gerakiti 21 February 2022

Ancient Greece

There Were Really Hot Guys in Ancient Greece: The Barberini Faun

Drunk, sleeping men are rarely, if ever, beautiful and sexually appealing, but this is not the case with this really sexy faun from ancient Greece.

Marta Loza 13 February 2022

Ancient Greece

Pompeii of the Aegean: The Wall Paintings of Thera

The Thera wall paintings (Santorini) reveal the bustling civilization that existed on the southernmost island of the Cyclades circa 1600 BCE. Around...

Anastasia Manioudaki 2 February 2022

Fashion

Dior’s Revisit of Greece: Cruise 2022 Collection

The fashion industry’s deep interest in Ancient Greek aesthetics is not some recent fad. Many of the leading fashion houses have been integrating...

Erol Degirmenci 27 January 2022

Women Artists

The Truth is in the Soil: The Elegiac Odyssey of Ioanna Sakellaraki

No phenomenon pertaining to human existence is as infallible and foundational as death. Expectedly, an occurrence that has this kind of defining...

Erol Degirmenci 13 January 2022

KALLOS. The Ultimate Beauty. Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece. Review

KALLOS. The Ultimate Beauty Exhibition Review

KALLOS, The Ultimate Beauty is the latest exhibition running at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. It started on the 29th of September, 2021, and...

Errika Gerakiti 9 December 2021

Athens Biennale ECLIPSE cover. Review

Athens Biennale 2021: ECLIPSE Highlights

For the last decade, Athens has been participating in the international art scene by organizing unique exhibitions and events with world-known...

Errika Gerakiti 25 November 2021