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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...

Boissonnas, the Photographer of the Greek Land and People

Photographer François-Frédéric Boissonnas took some of the most beautiful images ever captured of Greece during his travels throughout the country. By Eugenia Russell This October is the 76th anniversary of the death of the great Swiss landscape photographer François-Frédéric Boissonnas (June...

The Story Behind the “Greek Foot” and its Medical Explanation

The famous Greek foot commonly found in ancient Greek statues, was initially attributed to the Golden Ratio artists were seeking for their works

Euripides’ Medea and Her Terrible Revenge Against the Patriarchy

Euripides’ dismissal by some as a misogynist sits uncomfortably alongside his complex and sympathetic female characters. By Paul Salmond The Athenian poet Euripides was the last of the three great Greek tragedians, after Aeschylus and Sophocles -- and also the least successful. Greek tragedies were...

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 Story of Demeter and Persephone

Like many stories of Greek mythology, the Persephone’s descent into the realm of Hades, and her emergence from it has resonances in contemporary arts, most especially the notion of death and rebirth. By Chris Mackie  The student of Greek mythology is...

Ancient Greece in a Blaze of Dazzling Color in New Met Exhibition

Ancient Greece and its astonishing artifacts are presented in their true color in a new exhibition that opened earlier in July at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. "Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color" reveals the colorful backstory of...

Much of US’ Architecture Inspired by Ancient Greece

In the 18th century, the US was a new country after winning its independence from the British, and US architecture needed to define itself.

Sappho, the Ancient Greek Poet in Fragments

Sappho sang of desire, passion, and love mostly directed towards women. As new fragments of her work are found, a fuller picture of her is emerging, but she remains the most mysterious of ancient poets.  By Marguerite Johnson For those who...

Hermes of Praxiteles Statue a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus was discovered on 1877 but its influential presence makes it a timeless piece of Hellenism.

Hydra’s Wooden Ships on Their Journey Through History

The wooden ship tradition did not die out at Hydra. The Hydriots and other Greek islanders continued to hew large and small caiques as before

Moment Statue of Helios, the Sun God of Ancient Greece, was Unearthed

A magnificent marble portrait of Helios, the ancient Greek sun god, that was unearthed at the ancient Agora of Athens in 1970 is one of the most spectacular exhibits of the Ancient Agora Museum. Helios was said to drive his...

Eleni Boukoura-Altamoura, the First Great Female Greek Painter

The artist Eleni Boukoura-Altamoura is widely known as the first great female Greek painter —although there were likely many talented Greek women artists throughout history who were not recognized. Boukoura-Altamoura's incredible talent and tragic life inspired her works, which often...

Christian Louboutin Collection Makes Greece its Muse 

Luxury fashion brand Christian Louboutin has dedicated a new collection to Greece, calling it a land and sea ode to "the deep blues and brilliant whites," as well as the rich browns and blacks of Ancient Greek pottery. For the...

Ten Unique Murals in Athens, From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Athens is a city filled with graffiti and murals of all kinds. Looking at the street art around it can help you get to the soul of the city!