February’s fab 5 (+1)
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February’s fab 5 (+1)

HERE’S a ‘petit’ potpourri for February, which presents the diverse range of art on show in Athens at the moment: from historic naval battles to contemporary bearded provocation. There are many more quality exhibitions around town of course worth seeing, so I’ve also added another five shows in pictures at the end, for your perusal. … Continue reading

Translating Literature into Art, via Fais
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Translating Literature into Art, via Fais

THE WORKS of acclaimed writer Michel Fais become the inspiration for eleven painters and a photographer to create art, the results of which can be found at the Sotiris Felios Collection: ELEVEN painters and one photographer draw inspiration from the writings of Michel Fais. The result? Some motivated, mysterious, thought-provoking art works, that make up … Continue reading

Festive Season’s Athenian Art Trek
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Festive Season’s Athenian Art Trek

THERE ARE so many interesting art shows on in Athens at the moment that you can enjoy during the Xmas break. Here is a selection of just some of them (you will find more in ‘November’s Art Trek‘ which are also still running): ‘Themselves and Others’ The National Bank of Greece’s Cultural Foundation (MIET), will … Continue reading

Mantzavinos: The Tribal in the Orthodox and Vice Versa
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Mantzavinos: The Tribal in the Orthodox and Vice Versa

FROM the tribal to the Greek Orthodox, the route isn’t so long, especially in Tasos Mantzavinos’ exhibition of new works, entitled ‘The Game, ‘Snakes and Ladders’’, at Skoufa Gallery (till December 4). Here, you will find the artist’s entanglement of the two, plus other sources of inspiration taken from Greek mythology and folk art, the … Continue reading

‘Drawing inspiration’ at the Evripides Gallery
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‘Drawing inspiration’ at the Evripides Gallery

DRAWING is the backbone of art. It is where all forms of art start. Whether it be a painting or a sculpture, or even in the applied arts (e.g. fashion, jewellery), works often start off as a simple (or not so simple) drawing. In architecture too, we have many examples – Renzo Piano’s design for … Continue reading