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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...

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!

Yannis Tsarouchis: The Voice of Modern Greek Art

Yannis Tsarouchis was one of the most prominent figures of Greek art.

John Craxton: The British Painter with a Greek Soul

British painter John Craxton, who lived from 1922 until 2009, is known for his iconic depiction of his beloved second home—Greece. The life and work of this extraordinary philhellene are the subjects of a new exhibition called "John Craxton: A...

The Louvre Celebrates Greek Independence in Stunning New Exhibition

The Louvre, the second largest art museum in the world, is celebrating the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence with an impressive new exhibition entitled "Paris-Athens, The Birth of Modern Greece, 1675–1919." The show, which opens at the end...

Archaeologist Stumbles Upon Bronze Bull Figurine at Ancient Olympia

An archaeologist recently stumbled upon a small bronze figurine of a bull at ancient Olympia during a routine inspection at the site.

Old Tobacco Factory in Athens to be Converted into Avant-Garde Art Space

The world-renowned Greek art foundation Neon will convert Athens' historic Lenorman Street Tobacco Factory into a venue for a cutting-edge art exhibition called "Portals" next year. After the exhibition ends, the venue will be handed back to the Greek state...

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...

Alexandros Iolas: The Rise and Tragic Fall of Greece’s Greatest Art Collector

The story of Alexandros Iolas, Greece's greatest art collector, reads, appropriately, like a Greek tragedy.

New Museum Inaugurated by US Ambassador Pyatt in Lia, Ipiros

A new museum at the border village of Lia near Albania -- which includes paintings by Greek painters Theophilos and Dimitris Sorogas -- was inaugurated by United States Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt on Monday. The Yfantis Museum, named after industrialist Alekos Yfantis...