Figurative to abstract: Tracing the entirety of Moralis’s oeuvre
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Figurative to abstract: Tracing the entirety of Moralis’s oeuvre

THE YANNIS MORALIS retrospective exhibition at the Benaki Pireos, pays hommage to this great Greek artist’s oeuvre by presenting the many sides of his creative magnificence. It traces Moralis’ mastery of many mediums, styles and forms of art: his early realistic works, his sombre portraits, still-lifes that hark back to De Chirico, works inspired by … Continue reading

Vakalo’s poetry of painting
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Vakalo’s poetry of painting

THE EVRIPIDES Gallery pays hommage to one of Greece’s most inspirational creative figures, who was pivotal in the development of the decorative and applied arts in this country, via the creation of the Vakalo School of Art and Design, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. George Vakalo (1902-1991, real name George Vakalopoulos) excelled especially … Continue reading

Cola tins transformed to art
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Cola tins transformed to art

  IN THE age of the Greek crisis, some artists look further towards alternative methods of creativity and materials. Most traditional art materials are expensive, but there are also options that are free, and everywhere: arte povera was a movement that pioneered this approach in a conceptual manner, back in the Sixties and Seventies. Today,  … Continue reading

Rosalind Forster: Nature’s beauty translated into art
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Rosalind Forster: Nature’s beauty translated into art

  STELLA SEVASTOPOULOS interviews Rosalind Forster, an artist who has divided her time between England’s Derbyshire and Greece’s Spetses, creating unique watercolours and linocut prints in the process: EVERY now and then, you discover a new artist, and a whole new way of seeing the world through their work. I had such an experience recently, … Continue reading

Finding Greek Inspiration in the crisis
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Finding Greek Inspiration in the crisis

Despite the hard times that Greece is (still) going through, Stella Sevastopoulos’s show ‘Greek Inspiration’ at Placebo draws from Greek nature, culture and myth, in order to look beyond the current socio/political situation and instead to imbue its visitors with a positive perspective on contemporary ‘Greekness’:   Those of you who live in the Southern … Continue reading

Lila Papoula: The artistic narratives of ruined walls
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Lila Papoula: The artistic narratives of ruined walls

‘Art Scene Athens’ talks to artist Lila Papoula about her exhibition ‘Walls that were hiding our faces’, at the Evripides Gallery, which runs till December 9: IN THE EIGHTIES, artist Lila Papoula searched the streets for derelict walls, which she photographed. She was drawn to these remaining fragments of people’s lives, not only because of … Continue reading

An integral perspective on the crisis
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An integral perspective on the crisis

‘Art Scene Athens’ catches up with Dimitrios Antonitsis – a curator and artist who has been illustriously active on the Greek art scene for 20 years now, and the mastermind behind the show ‘Integral II’, at the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre: I first met curator/artist Dimitrios Antonitsis two decades ago, when I had just started … Continue reading