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

Hadjiandreou: Making portraits come to life
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Hadjiandreou: Making portraits come to life

‘Art Scene Athens’ talks to artist Maria Hadjiandreou about her new exhibition entitled ‘The Gaze’, at Gallery 7, in which the artist not only captures the character of her sitters but also searches deep into their psyche: MARIA Hadjiandreou’s work of the last two years are portraits inspired by the artist’s heightened sensibility. Whilst perusing … 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

Autumn’s Athenian art trek
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Autumn’s Athenian art trek

SPEND a breezy but bright October’s day in Athens visiting its many art exhibitions and you will discover a garden of artistic delights in the heart of the concrete city – ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. Here are ten (plus) of the Autumnal highlights:   An artistic aquarium Enter a fantastic polychromatic world … Continue reading