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Brad Pitt Makes Surprise Debut as a Sculptor

Brad Pitt made a surprise debut at the Lakeside Art Museum in Finland as a sculptor to disclose his first ever public art exhibition. The actor unveiled his sculptures while appearing alongside Australian musician Nick Cave and British sculptor Thomas...

Stunning Byzantine Mosaic Uncovered in Gaza by Farmer

A Palestinian farmer has discovered an ornate Byzantine floor mosaic while trying to plant an olive tree on his land in the Gaza Strip. Experts have called it one of the greatest archeological treasures ever found in Gaza. Salman al-Nabahin...

Dinos Christianopoulos, ‘The Poet of Thessaloniki’ Was Rebetiko Scholar

The poet of Thessaloniki and rebetiko scholar Dinos Christianopoulos died in August of 2020, but he left behind him a rich and diverse poetic legacy that will never be forgotten in Greece. He was born in Thessaloniki in 1931—the beautiful...

Platonic Love: The Concept of Greek Philosopher Plato

Platonic love is one of the most widely misinterpreted concepts in Plato's philosophy. It has transcended the realm of philosophy, becoming widely used across culture and has strayed from its original meaning throughout the process. Plato believed that love is...

Art of George Petrides Inspired by Greek History at the Maliotis Center

An exhibition by Greek-American sculptor George Petrides opens on September 12th at the Maliotis Cultural Center, Brookline, MA. The exhibition titled Hellenic Heads: George Petrides features larger-than-life-size sculptures inspired by six key periods in Greek history. Marking the centennial of the...

Greek Artist Captures Essence of Hellenism Through Pop Art

Greek artist Caroline Rovithi is motivated by the motto "All You Need is Greece," when creating her bright, bold, and empowering artwork.

Giorgio de Chirico, Italian Artist From Greece Who Made Metaphysical Art

Giorgio de Chirico is considered one of the foremost surrealist painters of the 20th century. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

Magnificent Golden Comb Made by Greek Master a Highlight of Hermitage

A magnificent sculpted golden comb made by a Greek sculptor, with a crest showing Scythian warriors in battle, is one of the great treasures of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The golden ornament, known around the world as...

History of Mermaids and their Origins in Ancient Greek Sirens

Mermaids, or folkloric creatures with the head and upper body of a woman and lower body of a fish, appear in many cultures across the world. Many have traced the contemporary conception of a mermaid to the ancient Greek...

Greece Recoups 161 Ancient Cycladic Treasures from US Private Collection

Greece has taken action for the eventual return of Cycladic art that is more than four thousand years old that is now in a U.S. billionaire’s private collection of 161 ancient artifacts, the Associated Press (AP) reported. According to the...

The Flowering of Athens in the Fifth Century B.C.

In Athens, the fifth century BC served as a period in which art, literature, and thought flourished, and it ultimately defines our image of Ancient Greece. by Patrick Garner In the 21st century, much of what the world thinks of as...

Breathtaking Painting Shows Human Aging Just By Walking Across It

A superb painting created by Spanish artist Sergi Cadenas shows human aging as you move from one side of the piece to the other. In the artwork, which has become viral on social media, the face of a woman ages...

Kostas Karyotakis, the Brilliantly Evocative Modern Greek Poet

Kostas Y. Karyotakis, who was born in Tripolis in 1896 and died in Preveza in 1928, is one of the finest modern Greek poets of the 1920s. His poetry has been translated into over thirty languages, and he is...

What Alexander the Great Really Looked Like

Dutch photographer and digital artist Bas Uterwijk has been shining a light on what iconic figures from history might have looked like in real life. His latest creation is Alexander the Great, the king of the ancient Greek kingdom...

Vladimir Putin Sculpture in New York City’s Central Park

A sculpture of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been recently erected in a playground in New York's Central Park. The bright red statue depicts Putin sitting atop a miniature war tank. French artist James Colomina took credit for the statue on...