From ‘Rich Bitches’ to prizes at the Frissiras Museum
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From ‘Rich Bitches’ to prizes at the Frissiras Museum

THE FRISSIRAS MUSEUM in Plaka is hosting these days an exhibition which focuses on the contemporary figurative trends of our times in painting. ‘New Horizons of Painting Part 1: The identities of Others’ which runs till June, presents works from around the world, via which each artist deals with the notion of identity in his/her … Continue reading

Mytaras’ focus on the timeless and mysterious
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Mytaras’ focus on the timeless and mysterious

DIMITRIS MYTARAS passed away on Thursday, February 17, at the age of 83. He was one of the greatest contemporary Greek painters. When engrossed in the act of painting, he would use even his fingers to create his characteristic black marks and lines. His works took both from ancient Greek history and mythology, but also … Continue reading

Five for February
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Five for February

Greek seascapes in focus The Greek sea has inspired many a Greek painter, and the Theocharakis Foundation’s new show, which will be inaugurated on February 15, pays homage to the many Greek artists who have created outstanding seascapes over the years. The exhibition comprises works from two most important collections – the National Gallery of … Continue reading

Varotsos: ‘Art is life and the transformation of life into art’
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Varotsos: ‘Art is life and the transformation of life into art’

LIKE HIS beloved material of glass, which he has tirelessly transformed into monumental sculptural forms, Costas Varotsos is sharp, cool and transparent – in the sense that he is unafraid to speak his mind. There are not many contemporary Greek sculptors who are also international names, however Varotsos is one of them. With his public … Continue reading

The ‘Abyss’ in Athens
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The ‘Abyss’ in Athens

NEON organisation’s contemporary art show ‘Flying Over the Abyss’, is another example of how Athens is both exceedingly ancient and totally avant-garde. Comprising 41 works, by 34 international and Greek artists, but also including the original manuscript of Nikos Kazantzakis’ ‘Ascesis: Saviours of the Gods’, the show presents the diversity of the contemporary art scene … Continue reading

For that really unique gift
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For that really unique gift

THERE are so many options for gifts these days at galleries and museums, which certainly make for a much more interesting present than your usual socks, scarves or jumper. What’s more, you also get a chance to see what’s on show in terms of exhibitions, and get to support the local art scene. (So that’s … Continue reading