Category: ART

The influential Greek painter Dimitris Mitaras is no longer with us…

The famous Greek painter Dimitris Mitaras died on Thursday aged 83 after years of struggling with serious health problems that finally claimed his eyesight. He was a teacher in the Athens School of Fine Arts from 1969 and Dean of the school from 1982 to 1985. He also founded at his birthplace Chalkida, with the […]

Miltos Golemas: “Under Construction”

Zoumboulakis Galleries present the forth solo show of Miltos Golemas titled “Under Construction”. The exhibition will showcase the most recent work of the artist and will be on display from February 9th to March 4th 2017. Influenced by a new construction site across his studio, the artist has been overwhelmed by the geometry, the complex […]

Composer and singer Loukianos Kilaidonis dies

Popular composer and singer Loukianos Kilaidonis died early Tuesday at the age of 73. Kilaidonis was hospitalised with severe health problems. Loukianos Kilaidonis was born in Athens and studied Architecture in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Athens Metsovio Polytechnic. However, he never worked as an architect but focused on music. His career started in […]

Greek directors Lanthimos and Matziaraki nominated for 2017 Oscars

The film “The Lobster” written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos has been nominated for best original screenplay in the 2017 Oscars, while the documentary “4.1 Miles” by Greek director Daphne Matziaraki has been shortlisted for best short documentary, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday. This is the second nomination for […]

Director Spyros Evangelatos dies at the age of 77

Spyros Evangelatos, one of the most important Greek directors, died on Tuesday at the age of 77. He was born in Athens in 1940. He was graduated from the Drama School of the National Theatre and the School of Philosophy, University of Athens. He was a holder of a PhD. He studied Theatre Studies at […]

Two Greek sites in 2016 top 10 archaeological discoveries

Two archaeological findings in Greece, the Antikythera Man and the mass grave at Pheleron Delta were included in the top 10 discoveries for 2016 by “Archaeology” magazine. The publication is published by the Archaeological Institute of America and its editors announced their picks for the most compelling finds of the year expiring in two weeks. […]

Obama gets crash course in Greek mythology

US President Barack Obama received a crash course in Greek mythology and antiquity at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Obama toured the museum after descending from the hilltop complex where he had lingered at the base of the Parthenon and glanced around at the panoramic view of Athens. Obama was escorted through the museum by […]

Leonard Cohen dies at 82

Canadian singer Leonard Cohen has died aged 82, according to a statement on his official Facebook page. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the announcement said. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.” There were no details about the […]

Greek movie “Invisible” wins international award

The Greek movie “Invisible”, directed by Dimitris Athanitis picked up the second prize for best movie in the “Montelupo Fiorentino MIIFF” Florence festival. The star of the movie, John Stankoglou also won the award for best performance. Dimitris Athanitis’s film has won 10 awards, including the Grande Prize of the “Figuera Film Art”, as well […]

Ancient Chinese hu on view at National Archaeological Museum

An ancient Chinese bronze hu (amphora) with a coiled dragon design, made more than 2,500 years ago, is now on display at the Hall of the Altar in the Greek National Archaeological Museum. Unearthed in 1923 in Xinzheng, in the Henan province, Central China, the antiquity belongs to the Palace Museum in Beijing and has […]

Realistic details in the Chinese Warriors indicate Greek influence

The renowned Terracotta Warriors of China could possibly have been inspired from ancient Greece, while Greek sculptors, who came into contact with Chinese artists in the 3rd century BC, might have passed on their knowledge to the local artists. Senior Chinese Archaeologist Li Xiuzhen, said that she was just starting to look more into the […]

Amazing 3,500 y.o ancient Greek warrior found! (photos)

Archeologists say they have discovered the ‘real’ ‘Lord of the Rings’, after a 3,500 old ancient warrior’s skeleton was unearthed amid a treasure trove of ancient artifacts in Greece. The grave was discovered in the spring of 2015 by Jack L. Davis and Sharon R. Stocker, a husband-and-wife team at the University of Cincinnatiwho have […]

A new museum in Ioannina

In the most beautiful side of Ioannina, where the castle of the town dominates, a new museum is was inaugurated by the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The Silversmithing Museum of Ioannina is the ninth museum established by the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, an organization that promotes traditional Greek crafts, and showcases […]

World Record for biggest ‘Sousta’ dance in Ayia Napa

A video captioned “We Did It!” began circulating on social media on Monday morning showing a Guinness World Record attempt for the biggest ever traditional Greek ‘Sousta’ dance. The Guinness World Record attempt was organised by Ayia Napa Municipality and included 450 dancers from 22 dance schools dressed in traditional Cypriot costumes. City Free Press […]

22nd Athens International Film Festival

The beloved and biggest film festival in the Greek capital, the Athens International Film Festival – “Opening Nights” returns for its 22nd edition from September 21st to October 2nd, 2016. The centre of Athens is hosting a 10-day cinematic celebration presenting new feature films from around the world and Greece and three competition sections (International, […]

A jewel for Greece opens in Kos

The restored Archaeological Museum of Kos was inaugurated by Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas and the regional governor of southern Aegean Giorgos Hatzimarkos. The museum is a very important piece of culture, a jewel for the island of Kos and for Greece that is handed over to the people fully restored and upgraded, 60 years after […]

Little Paris of Athens coming to town

It is a festival of artistic expression taking place on French named streets around the center of the capital Music, art and photographic events are scheduled as well as street art, theater and vaudeville at the 4th Little Paris of Athens that will take place from October 6 to October 16. The 4th Little Paris […]

Amazing mosaic of Poseidon found in Turkey

Archaeological excavations near the southern Turkish province of Adana have unearthed a rare mosaic depicting the ancient Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. It is believed to date back to the 3rd or 4th century B.C. The Poseidon mosaic, which is nearly 11 square meters, was found in the frigidarium (large cold pool of a […]