VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

1821 Greek revolution art exhibition

1821 Greek Art Exhibition in Sydney’s Town Hall

As part of the celebrations of 200 years of Greek Independence, from March 13 until April 3 2022, St. Basil’s NSW/ACT will be hosting an ‘1821 Greek Art Exhibition’ in Australia at Sydney Town Hall, featuring authentic and rare exhibits from the Greek War Museum and traditional Greek costumes from the collection ‘Heroes Made of Metal’ by the internationally renowned sculptor Nikos Floros.

Blanka Amezkua

Blanka Amezkua Seizes the Kairos of Athens, Greece

“If I die I have experienced all the beauty in my blood and spirit because I lived in Greece.” Renowned artist Blanka Amezkua is a philhellene in more ways than one. She lived for six years in the heart of  Athens from 2000-2016 during the height of the Greek crisis.

Radisson Blu Zaffron Santorini, Greece

Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort: Santorini’s first Fais Group hotel

Located in a discreet and serene setting, a few steps away from Kamari, the most characteristic beach of Santorini, Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort is a luxurious oasis that harmoniously combines the exotic, boho-chic atmosphere with the timelessness of Cycladic architecture.

Fetolia art of scarf

Fetolia: the Art of Scarf

Made from the world’s finest pure silk materials, with finely rolled hand finished edges and immaculate attention to every single detail, Fetolia’s luxury limited edition scarves are exclusive designs inspired by history, nature and ethnic influences, including some beautiful Greek-themed designs such as the aptly named ‘The Olympian Gods’, ‘Evzonas’ and ‘The Abduction of Europa.’

Stefanos Tsitsipas at the 2021 French Open Photo credit: Julian Finney

Tsitsipas Image One of Time’s Top 100 Photos 2021, Likened to ‘Caravaggio Painting’

An image of Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas has been named one of Time’s Top Photos of 2021 with the creative genius of its photographer Julian Finney compared to that of famed Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

Reunification of the Parthenon Gods

Towards the Reunification of the Parthenon Gods

The Parthenon frieze which captured the passion and glory of the Panathenaic procession in Ancient Athens is now divided essentially between Athens and London courtesy of the notorious exploits of Lord Elgin.  There are, however, several fragments in other museums and one of those pieces, from the East Frieze, is finally coming home.