One of the great women figures of Greece in the 20th century, Melina Mercouri has…
“Universality and timelessness of the Mahatma’s message is recognised around the world,” tweets Indian External Affairs Minister following the unveiling of Gandhi’s statue in Athens.
The new and refreshed Acropolis Museum welcomes visitors on the day of its birthday from 8 am until 8 pm, with reduced entry (5 euro) to all exhibition areas. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the new thematic presentation “Marathon-Salamis. In traces of myth and history”.
For Greek Australian artist Felicia Aroney, her renowned artistic creations have always been an implicit expression of what lies within. Perhaps that explains why during this past year, a new, very emotive and sentimental body of abstract works was born, quite different to any of her previous collections.
The Ancient Greeks revered their gods in statuary and sculpture and art and Persephone was no exception because of her rare beauty and intensity. The Two Goddesses famously adorned the East Pediment of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in their “marbl’d immortality” until they were forcibly removed by Lord Elgin and his men, beginning in 1802.
“I want the Greek DNA showcased in this exhibition to trigger pride, acknowledgement and a respect for the modern world’s roots.” Melbourne leg of Nick Bourdaniotis’ “The Evzones Collection” photography exhibition national tour a resounding success.
To experience ‘The Evzones Collection’ Exhibition is to fall in love with the strength, solidarity and mystique that is the Evzones. And with the spiritual, brilliant, creative, artistic, shining light of a legend that is world class photographer, Nick Bourdaniotis. We speak to Nick about his life’s passion of photography, his creative processes, and what inspires him, to find out more about what goes on inside the genius mind of the man behind the lens.
Homer Homer, a five-metre-tall inflatable head that’s a hybrid of yellow cartoon character Homer Simpson and the ancient Greek author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
George Clooney repeats his claim that the Parthenon sculptures should be returned to Athens. This comes despite the fact that in 2014 when he said that returning them was “the right thing to do”, Boris Johnson compared him to Hitler. Last December Clooney admitted in an interview that the comparison: “still makes me laugh. Bit of a stretch.”
Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni has responded to statements made by Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson in an interview in which he claims that that the 2,500-year-old Parthenon sculptures are “legally owned by the British Museum’s Trustees.”
At just 14 years old, Stella Arhontoulis currently works as lead animator on YouTube series ‘Interstellar Ranger Commence’ due for release early next year. The incredibly talented school girl has already received international recognition as an award-winning manga artist, illustrator and animator, winning first place in an Australian and Japan wide anime competition two years consecutively.
Hellenic College Holy Cross and Stockton University Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution: The Greek Revolution (1821-29) Through American Eyes
The celebrated Greek statesman Pericles is credited with ordering the design and construction of the Parthenon between 447 and 432 BC as a temple for Athena—the goddess of wisdom, arts and literature and war. Still dominating the modern city of Athens, the Parthenon is a magnificent testimony to the glory and renown the city enjoyed throughout antiquity. Pericles had made no idle boast then when he emphatically stated that ‘…we shall be the marvel of the present day and of ages yet to come.