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Kavallieratos’ ‘species’ of birds and philosophers at the Bernier-Eliades
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Kavallieratos’ ‘species’ of birds and philosophers at the Bernier-Eliades

DIONISIS KAVALLIERATOS’ show at the Bernier/Eliades includes some intriguing glazed ceramic pottery – like you’ve never seen before. How about a pyramid of philosophers? Or maybe bird watching is more your thing – in a gallery? ”Birds are beautiful animals and they carry all kinds of symbolism and associations”, says Kavallieratos about his series of … Continue reading

Verghi:  The plight and pleasures of a pioneering  plein air painter
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Verghi:  The plight and pleasures of a pioneering  plein air painter

THERE are so many elements that converge in Chryssa Verghi’s  art. Among her painted odes to nature,   you will spot references to certain crucial crossroads in the history of art and landscape painting, such as her painted encomium to Monet ‘s  ‘ Water Lillies’, a touch of Romanticism’s passion for the sublime and mystical in … Continue reading

The case of Parlavantzas and abstract art’s adventures
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The case of Parlavantzas and abstract art’s adventures

By Stella Sevastopoulos RECENTLY I came across the work of Takis Parlavantzas (1930-2014), who passed away in Athens, Glyfada, July 28, penniless and dismayed with the inability of the Greek public to appreciate abstract art. He was an artist who despite his copious studies, his attempts to develop further the oblique machinations of the non-figurative … Continue reading

Hawtin’s haunting creative visions
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Hawtin’s haunting creative visions

BRITISH artist Chris Hawtin’s work at the FokiaNou art space in Athens these days, has an eerie, gothic feel to it. His atmospheric, chiaroscuro, and mostly miniature oil paintings (albeit with maximum detail), are heavily varnished to a glossy finish, exuding the character of an old master. Details such as the light filtering in through … Continue reading

Regaining Nature: The Work of Stella Sevastopoulos
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Regaining Nature: The Work of Stella Sevastopoulos

Originally posted on Daniel Pateman:
There is something restorative about Stella Sevastopoulos’s paintings. Whether turning her gaze on the Greek coast’s undulating waves and their shifting hues of green and blue, or producing more intricate geometric designs, her artistic practice evidences the natural balance of the world, and a desire to regain it in our…

Dr Anfam on the Greek influences in Lynda Benglis’s art
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Dr Anfam on the Greek influences in Lynda Benglis’s art

Stella Sevastopoulos speaks to Dr David Anfam about the current exhibition of works by Lynda Benglis, on show in Athens at the Museum of Cycladic Art’s Stathatos Mansion: THE EXHIBITION ‘Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses’ at the Museum of Cycladic Art’s Stathatos Mansion in Athens (runs till March 15), heralds the first … Continue reading

A kaleidoscope of artistic tales: ‘Love and Disaster in Athens’
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A kaleidoscope of artistic tales: ‘Love and Disaster in Athens’

IN THE HEART of Athens, on the 7th floor of a typically grungy inner city block of flats, you will find a real gem of an alternative art space, where contemporaneity of all forms and mediums features in the show ‘Love and Disaster in Athens’ these days. The works of 32 artists were selected after … Continue reading

Expats arts scene of Greece: Those who came, those who left, those in limbo
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Expats arts scene of Greece: Those who came, those who left, those in limbo

Many expats come to Greece to live and work, and some of them have offered so much to the arts scene. I think that especially after the Documenta14 art show, which drew arty people from around the world to Athens, that this city is becoming a kind of Greenwich village, attracting many artists who can … Continue reading

Personal Tales of ‘Painting Without End’
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Personal Tales of ‘Painting Without End’

To celebrate its 30 years of cultural activity in Glyfada, the Society of Arts and Letters has organised an ‘Arty Party’, plus a group show entitled ‘Painting Without End’ with works by Louiza Delfis, Tove Margaritis, Dora Tombrou, Efi Pardou, and journalist/art blogger Stella Sevastopoulos. Read on to meet the painters, in an article where … Continue reading