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Wise Women: Six Female Philosophers from Ancient Greece

When we think about ancient philosophers we tend to imagine old men as deep thinkers. Women too have helped shape modern thought.

Iconic Painting of Greek Artist Yiannis Tsarouchis Sets Record at Auction

An iconic painting by Greek artist Yiannis Tsarouchis set a new world record for a work by the artist at auction when it sold for €441,375 ($460,000) at Bonhams Greek Sale in Paris on November 24, 2022. The painting La...

Thespis of Icaria: The Ancient Greek That Invented Acting

Aristotle of Ancient Greece gave much to human history. Yet, that legacy includes far more than just philosophy, for the famed polymath gifted us Thespis of Icaria as well, a name that might otherwise have been forgotten. Two hundred years...

Colorful Parthenon Replica Adorns National Gallery of Victoria

A replica of the Parthenon, one of the world’s most iconic architectural structures, was installed at Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) on Monday. Designed as a homage to the Parthenon on Athens's Acropolis and dubbed "Temple of Boom," the...

The Greek Philosophers ‘Hiding’ in Raphael’s School of Athens

Several of the most influential Greek philosophers and thinkers are portrayed in Raphael's masterpiece the School of Athens which adorns the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Painted between 1509 and 1511, it depicts a congregation of philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists...

Sculpture of Ancient Greek Boxer Still Haunts Viewers Today

The beloved ancient Greek sculpture called "The Boxer at Rest," from 330-50 BC, is one of the most realistic of all ancient Greek sculptures.

Man Returns Greek Antiquities Inherited From Grandmother

There are not many people who would admit to being in possession of unprovenanced antiquities especially if it concerns Greek antiquities, among other artifacts. John S. Gomperts is one exception to that rule, however, having returned over nineteen pieces he...

Biggest Art Sale in History: Microsoft Co-Founder’s Collection Fetches $1.5bn

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s vast collection of paintings and sculptures recorded the biggest art sale in history, fetching a whopping $1.5bn during Christie's New York auction on Wednesday. According to the auction house, the total broke the record for the...

First Greek Series To Make Netflix Debut

“Maestro”, the highly successful Greek series of director and actor Christoforos Papakaliatis that is currently airing on Mega channel, is coming to Netflix. The popular streaming platform recently bought the worldwide rights, as announced on Tuesday. The drama series, which...

Kostis Palamas: The Great Poet of Hellenism

Kostis Palamas was not only one of the major Greek poets of modern times; he was also one of the most inspiring figures of Hellenism, as his poems became anthems of the newly-independent Greek state. Born in Patras on January...

The Rescue Dog That Creates Art

A one-eared rescue dog named Van Gogh is creating art with his tongue at a Connecticut rescue, as reported by CNN on Wednesday. Van Gogh can certainly do many tricks like many other dogs, but he is getting a lot...

The Ever-Changing Standards of Beauty: From Plato to Today

Beauty is power. That is perhaps why it has played such an important role in culture and society since the beginning of time. Eve herself, for example, has always been portrayed as a beautifully handsome woman and her husband...

The Laterna, the Iconic Instrument of Greek Street Musicians

Any visitor to Ermou, the main shopping street in Athens, has likely seen Spyros Tarapossos and his laterna, or barrel piano. The laterna is an automatic piano operated by turning a crank on the side of the instrument. It is...

Mondrian Painting Hanging Upside Down for 77 Years

A painting by abstract Dutch artist Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down for seventy-seven years in various museums, says a curator at a German museum. The curator of a new exhibition at the Kunstsammlung museum in Düsseldorf argued that...

Parthenon Marbles Perfect Replica Unveiled in London

The first perfect replica of a Parthenon sculpture was presented at the Freud Museum in London on Tuesday by the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA). What makes the replica of the sculpture fascinating is that it is carved from...