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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...

What the World Can Learn From Greece’s Passion for the Arts

The Greek model of supporting the arts is both old and ongoing; it embraces difference and internationalism and believes art is the cornerstone to civil society. We should learn from that model.

Artist Jeff Koons Displays Artwork on Greek Island of Hydra

Jeff Koons, one of the world's most famous contemporary artist, adorned the Greek island of Hydra with his own version of an ancient Greek temple of Apollo. The iconic American artist transformed the Slaughterhouse, an art space located just outside...

Exarcheia: Most Misunderstood Neighborhood in Athens

Often referred to as the anarchist neighbourhood of Athens, there is much more to Exarcheia than immediately meets the eye.

Stunning Mosaics Using Expired Pills Created by Greek Doctor

Eleni Ioannidou, a doctor at the Rethymno Hospital, has been creating lately impressive mosaics using just expired pills.

Dürer Drawing Bought for $30 is Actually Worth 30 Million

A Massachusetts man walked away with a simple fake jade necklace and a small drawing when he visited an estate sale in Concord one day in 2016, spending a total of $31. Little did he know that the drawing was...

The Life and Work of Greek Surrealist Nikos Engonopoulos

Greek surrealist painter and poet Nikos Engonopoulos is one of the most well-known modern Greek painters internationally. He was an important figure in the Generation of the 1930s, a prominent group of artists and thinkers in Greece. This group was fascinated...

Artists Unite to Help Provide Earthquake Relief in Greece and Turkey

In a heart-warming act of compassion and solidarity, Nikos Nikolaidis, a Greek artist from Thessaloniki, and Mikail Akar, an eight-year-old art prodigy of Turkish descent, have collaborated on a large-scale painting in the wake of the disastrous earthquake that...

Greek Artist Creates Entire Mural With a Black Marker

Greek artist Stefanos Papadimos used a single black marker to change the popular cafe and vegan restaurant "Solasta."

The Spartan Photographer Who Brings Greece 1821 Back to Life

Elias Pergantis is a photographer whose work created a spectacular result that revives the moments of the Greek War of Independence of 1821.