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.
A new outdoor exhibition for the 200-year anniversary of the Greek Revolution, showcases portraits of the heroes of the 1821 Revolution was inaugurated a few days ago, at Vasilissis Sophias street in Athens, right in front of the National Gardens.
Happy Valentine’s Day lovers! We all know that Greeks don’t need it to be Valentine’s Day to be a great lover, as we are great lovers every day. But did you know that the origins for the holiday and many of its symbols are have roots squarely planted in Ancient Greece?
Architectural compositions adorn the parks, squares and sidewalks of Athens, connecting the past to the present, through ancient art that converses with a modern urban landscape. Here are the 10 most beautiful sculptures that you can visit and see in Athens today.
Vasilis Ioannidis, from Polykastro, Kilkis has made a reputation for himself for the beautifully intricate guitars, bouzoukia, baglamadakia, mandolins and spinning tops that he hand carves from wood.
The Greek National Opera has announced its 2021 lineup, a tribute programme to the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821, which is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Many people may not know that some of the most famous ceiling paintings, portraits of historical figures and murals within the Capitol, are painted by Greek-Italian artist Konstantinos Broumidis. Dubbed the “Michelangelo of the United States”, his extraordinary talent has been praised by art curators world-wide.
Dimitris Daskalopolous bought his first work of art whilst travelling through Thailand with his parents at the age of 17 – a statue that he carried with him under his arm for a week as it didn’t fit in his suitcase. Now, through his not-for-profit art foundation Neon, the Greek billionaire is converting a tobacco factory in Athens into a cultural centre as part of his mission to bring contemporary art to the people of Greece.
The works of Greek poet, painter, and 1979 Nobel Prize winner Odysseas Elytis have been analysed by art experts and curators all around the world, while his poems have been studied in Greek schools for decades. The Greek Ministry of Culture is creating a museum house in Plaka, Athens designed to look like Elytis’s real-life home to hold his paintings, poems, notebooks and personal belongings.