El Greco: The Greek Painter Who Changed the Art World
El Greco is one of the best known artists in the entire history of Western art, as his works have influenced painters over the centuries.
Who Is the Most Famous Greek Person that Ever Lived?
Who is the most famous Greek ever? This the perennial question that often occurs among Greeks, philhellenes and historians. Of course there is no one answer to this question. There are many famous Greeks who lived in the past 2,500...
Magnificent Icon Believed to Be Early El Greco Discovered on Crete
A religious icon believed to be an early work of master painter El Greco, born Domenikos Theotokopoulos, one of the most-renowned artists in the entire history of Western art, was recently discovered on Crete. The icon of Saint Ekaterini was found...
El Greco: The Greek Genius Who Changed the Art World
El Greco's "Portrait of an Old Man," believed to be a self-portrait, 1595 El Greco is one of the best known artists in the entire history of Western art, as his unique, romantic and awe-inspiring works have influenced a great...
Van Gogh, Picasso, and El Greco Masterpieces Find New Home in Athens
A new museum displaying international contemporary and modern art will soon open its doors in the heart of Athens. Opening on Wednesday, October 2, after twenty-six years of planning, the time has finally come for the long-awaited opening of the...
Exceptional Greeks of Cretan Descent
Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and it is famous across the globe for its beaches, clear waters and exceptional cuisine. However, what many people don't know is that some of the most important Greeks throughout history...
Great Byzantine Art Relives at St. Petersburg’s Hermitage
A total of 121 masterpieces of Byzantine art will be exhibited at the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg in Russia until October 2. The opening ceremony of "Byzantium Through the Centuries" took place on Friday. The exhibition is part...
‘Nikos Kazantzakis’: Yannis Smaragdis Announces New Film
Greek director Yannis Smaragdis recently announced a new film centering on the life of Cretan poet, novelist and travel writer Nikos Kazantzakis. Smaragdis is known for previous films such as "Kavafy", "El Greco", and "God Loves Caviar", most of them...
National Gallery Launches Digital El Greco Exhibition
The National Gallery in Athens, Greece, inaugurated a digital exhibition of El Greco attended by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos as well as Attica Region governor Rena Dourou and Alternate Minister for Culture Nikos Xydakis. The exhibition presents the artist’s monumental works that cannot be...
Greek Post Office Issues 'El Greco' Stamps
Hellenic Post (ELTA) announced on Tuesday the issuing of a collectible stamps edition to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Domenicus Theotokopoulos, the master painter of the Spanish Renaissance who was also known as 'El Greco.' The El Greco stamps and...
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