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Greek Photographer Wins Award with Stunning Images of New York’s Street Life

Greek photographer Dimitri Mellos won the 2021 Street Photography Award with his pictures capturing life in the streets of New York City

Greece’s Celebrated Painter Alekos Fassianos Dies at 86

Greece's celebrated painter Alekos Fassianos died on Sunday in Athens. He was 86. Influenced by abstract art, Fassianos adopted a personal anthropocentric style and was given awards by the French and Russian governments. Born on December 16, 1935, Fassianos studied violin...

Greek Colony of Paestum Boasts only Preserved Ancient Greek Fresco

The city of Paestum, the Greek colony near the present-day city of Naples, Italy, is famous for its Ancient Greek fresco as well as three ancient Greek temples of the Doric order, dating from about 600 to 450 BC,...

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 1865-1866 southeast of the...

The Stunning Vapheio Gold Cups are Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art

The pair of stunning gold cups, called the "Vapheio Cups," are considered masterpieces of ancient Greek art. The expertly crafted gold objects were found at the Vapheio tholos tomb in Lakonia, Greece in the late nineteenth century. The pair of...

British Man Creates Wintry Windows for Christmastime Cheer

A British man named Tom Baker is the DaVinci of wintertime windows, creating enormous, magical scenes from sprayed-on white paint that transform clear panes into Christmastime wonderlands. We have most likely all seen and perhaps even used the removable paint...

The Greek Painter who Adorned US Capitol with Exquisite Art

The Greek-Italian painter Constantino Brumidi was one of the most influential artists who ever contributed his talents to the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Brumidi, who had an Italian mother, was born in Rome, but his father was a Greek...

The Greek Archaeologist who Helped Expose Steinhardt’s Stolen Antiquities

Greek forensic archaeologist Christos Tsirogiannis, who played a vital role in uncovering stolen antiquities in the collection of billionaire Michael Steinhardt told Greek Reporter on Tuesday that US authorities will soon announce at least two more cases of the...

Silver Plate Showing Scythian Goddess Unearthed in Russia

An intricately-engraved silver plate showing a winged Scythian goddess was recently unearthed in Russia as part of the grave goods buried in the tomb of a warrior. Although the man's grave had been looted in antiquity, its roof had later...

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...

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...

Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Yields Impressive Discoveries

The shipwreck of Lord Elgin's vessel -- along with countless looted Greek antiquities aboard -- off the coast of the Greek island Kythera in 1802, has continued to yield intriguing discoveries for underwater archaeologists. The Greek Ministry of Culture announced...

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 that is operated by turning a crank on the side of the instrument....

Majestic Acropolis Lighting Wins International Award

Eleftheria Deko, the designer behind the new lighting of Acropolis won the LIT Lighting Design of the Year Award for 2021. The new lighting of one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world was unveiled in September 2020 during...

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.