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Who Beheaded the Kritios Boy, the Masterpiece of Ancient Greek Art?

The Kritios Boy, a statue displayed at the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important works of ancient Greek art and the most characteristic of the so-called "Severe Style." The statue’s torso was found in 1865 to 1866 southeast...

The Ancient Art of Marble Sculpture Lives on at Greece’s Tinos

When one thinks of white, marble art and clear, cerulean waters of Tinos island, Greece comes to mind. The two are synonymous.

El Greco’s Masterpieces Captivate Art Lovers in Budapest

Domḗnikos Theotokópoulos, better known as El Greco ("the Greek"), is widely regarded as one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance era. Now, his artworks are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary. The exhibition has...

Alexandros Iolas: The Rise and Tragic Fall of Greece’s Greatest Art Collector

The story of Alexandros Iolas, Greece's greatest art collector, reads, appropriately, like a Greek tragedy.

Ten Stunning Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art

There are countless masterpieces of Ancient Greek art scattered in museums around the world.

Epic Tales of Love and Jealousy Between the Gods in Greek Mythology

Some of the most famous stories of love and jealousy come from tales of lust between the gods in Greek mythology. Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, was not only known for being the most prominent deity in the...

The Mysterious Ancient Greek Relief Sculpture of an Ear

An ancient Greek relief sculpture featuring a lone ear may seem strange to us today, but it was actually created with the hopes that someone would be healed of an affliction related to their own ear. The fourth-century relief, which...

Eight Magnificent Greek Works of Art Found in Foreign Museums

The Parthenon Marbles are the most famous of all the Greek antiquities displayed in museums outside the country.

Kissing in Ancient Greece: A Greeting and Sign of Respect

In ancient Greece, kissing was not considered strictly romantic or intimate; rather, kissing was a often a greeting between acquaintances.

Mural of Greek Revolution Hero Bouboulina in Uruguay

A stunning mural of Laskarina Bouboulina, the heroic figure from the Greek War of Independence, now graces the streets of Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. The painting of the heroine of the Greek Revolution is found at the entrance...

“The Carols”: The Most Celebrated Painting in Modern Greek Art

The beloved painting titled "The Kalanda," The carols created in 1872 by the Greek master Nikiforos Lytras, is one of the most famous works in the history of modern Greek art. It is still admired today and is widely...

Ancient Greek Vases Were Decorated With Gypsum, Researchers Say

Researchers say that ancient Greek vases dating back to 450 to 440 BC used in the funeral rites of the elite most likely used gypsum in their distinctive white backgrounds. Most kraters created in ancient Greece had red backgrounds, although...

Trove of Antiquities Found at Home of German Artist in Naxos, Greece

Police on the island of Naxos, Greece is investigating how hundreds of antiquities have ended up in the possession of a German artist who was permanently residing on the island. The ancient treasure was discovered after the death of 84-year-old...

Miami Art Week Features Photos by Refugee Women in Greece

A group of refugee women living in a camp in the village of Diavata near Thessaloniki, Greece have had their artworks displayed at Miami Art Week in southern Florida. The project was put together by Art 4 Humanity and is...

10 Priceless Masterpieces in the National Gallery of Greece

The most long awaited re-opening is that of Greece's National Gallery, which houses countless masterpieces of Greek art.