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Alexandra Trampa: Writing the Lives of Saints

01.03.2016 in Arts & Culture

Alexandra Trampa: Writing the Lives of Saints    Alexandra Trampa was born in Arta, a city in the northwest of Greece. At the age of 12, her family relocated to Athens, a bustling and exciting city for a child who always possessed an artistic flair.  While her initial studies were in fashion designing, in time, her gift, agiography (iconography), emerged as a result of an intense inner quest…     Did you begin with the intention of being an artist or an iconographer?  What were you drawn to first?   My quest was both artistic and personal, but then again these two things are…

Elli Papakonstantinou, An Artist Playing with Fire…

03.02.2016 in Arts & Culture

Elli Papakonstantinou, An Artist Playing with Fire…   Elli Papakonstantinou has given artists, and activists, a platform from which to express themselves. her work, her art, is created not to provide answers in these politically charged times, but rather, to open expectations to endless possibilities… Internationally acclaimed Elli Papakonstantinou is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the ODC Ensemble. Born in Athens, she studied at the Greek National School of Arts and the Royal Holloway, University of London. After a number of years working in London, she returned to Greece where she co-founded the ODC Ensemble, and then Vyrsodepseio. This weekend in…

Getty Villa Displays Collection of Spectacular Early 19th Century Illustrations…

25.01.2016 in Museums

Getty Villa Displays Collection of Spectacular Early 19th Century Illustrations and Panoramas of Greece: “Greece’s Enchanting Landscape: Watercolors by Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi” “I cannot describe the sensations which I experienced, on approaching the classic shores of Greece. My mind was agitated by the delights of the present, and recollections of the past. The land which had been familiar to my ideas from early impressions, seemed as if by enchantment, thrown before my eyes. I beheld the native soil of the great men whom I had so often admired; of the poets, historians, and orators, whose works I had…