The dramatic events of the Greek War of Independence have served as a source of inspiration for many Greek and international artists, and have been the subject of several world-famous paintings, such as Eugène Delacroix’s Massacre at Chi…

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Eleni Boukoura-Altamura was the first known Greek woman to receive formal art education at a time when this was off limits for women, not only in Greece but throughout Europe. Talented, determined and hard-working, she managed to overcome the obstacl…

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Nikolaos Gyzis (1842-1901) was one of the most prominent Greek artists of the 19th century and an iconic representative of the so-called Munich School, which defined the artistic scene of the nascent Greek state. Famous for his genre paintings but al…

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Ceramics (derived from “Keramos”, Greek for 'potter's clay') is one of the most ancient industries going back thousands of years. Even though there is a long history of ceramic art in almost all developed cultures, it particularly th…

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On this day, four years ago, the art world got poorer as Jannis Kounellis (March 23, 1936 – February 16, 2017), one of the founding fathers of the “Arte Povera” movement, passed away. Considered a giant of the postwar Euro…

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Did you know that you can visit an underground “museum” in Athens, featuring casts of the famous Parthenon sculptures, ancient amphorae, and funeral monuments, as well as some of the finest works of public art created by world-famous Gree…

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Dimitrios Filippotis (1834-1919) was a prolific artist, among the first sculptors of great renown in contemporary Greece. Mainly a representative of the then-dominant Neoclassical style, he opened the path for the realist artists that followed. His w…

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Greek News Agenda pays tribute to one of the most important and prolific Greek sculptors of the postwar era, Yannis Pappas (March 13, 1913- January 18, 2005), on the occasion of his 16th death anniversary. Having produced more than 700 works in his 7…

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The Carols (called “kalanda” in Greek) are performed mostly by young children in their respective neighborhoods, or the homes of friends and relatives, spreading hope and joy; the children are usually rewarded by their parents (or th…

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Towering, majestic, and beautiful. Mountains are some of the most fascinating structures of nature and home to 15% of the world´s population. The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day” wh…

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