Easter in Greek painting 2

Holy Friday: The decoration of the Epitaphios, by Theodoros Rallis (1893)

Holy Friday is a day of mourning for the death of Jesus Christ. According to the orthodox ritual the “Epitaphios” is prepared at each church. The Epitaphios is an icon… Continue reading Easter in Greek painting 2

Food in Greek painting 5 – Nikos Hatzikyriakos Ghikas

Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas (1906-1994), was a leading Greek cubist artist, who began his studies as a student of Kosntantinos Parthenis. Combining the principals of Cubism, Post-Cubism, Constructivism and other Avant-garde elements… Continue reading Food in Greek painting 5 – Nikos Hatzikyriakos Ghikas

Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 2

Castellers of Esplugues, photo by Lluís Tarrés

So what exactly are the castells and the castellers? Well, the “castells” are human towers that members of various teams (so called colles castelleres) form, during Catalan festivals. The colles… Continue reading Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 2

Food in Greek painting 4 – Konstantinos Parthenis

Konstantinos Parthenis (1878-1967) was one of the most important representors of Greek modernism. In fact, he is considered as one of the three “fathers” of Modern Greek art, along with… Continue reading Food in Greek painting 4 – Konstantinos Parthenis

6 more cups of coffee for the road

In 1976 the great Bob Dylan released his seventeenth studio album, the well known Desire. The album reached the no 1 of the US Billboard charts and became one of… Continue reading 6 more cups of coffee for the road