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Giorgio de Chirico, Italian Artist From Greece Who Made Metaphysical Art

Giorgio de Chirico is considered one of the foremost surrealist painters of the 20th century. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art,...

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...

The Ancient Art of Marble Sculpture Lives on at Greece’s Tinos

When one thinks of white, marble art and clear, cerulean waters of Tinos island, Greece comes to mind. The two are synonymous.

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...

Modern Art Meets Ancient Ruins at Sacred Greek Island of Delos

For the first time, a modern art exhibition is being held on Delos island. Greece's 5,000-year-old archaeological site was once a flourishing trading center in the the Aegean Sea near Mykonos. The site-specific exhibition by Antony Gormley, one of Britain's...

Athens to Host Prestigious Art Show 'Documenta 14' in City Squares

Athens’ municipal council approved on Thursday the use of central squares by the artists of the “Documenta 14” modern art exhibition, part of which will be held in the Greek capital in April. “Athens will be at the center of...