Everything in art news and stories from the art and craft scene of contemporary Greek artists.

Exhibition inventions of the Herakleidon Museum

The exhibition “The amazing inventions of the ancient Greeks” presents functional models of some of the most extraordinary ancient Greek inventions, from the “robot-servant” of Philo and the “hydraulic telegraph” of Aeneas to the “cinema” of Hero, and from the automatic clock of Ctesibius and the astrolabe of Ptolemy to the “analog computer” of Antikythera – a selection of the exhibits of the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas that operates at Katakolon port and Ancient Olympia, which were constructed after a long and extensive study of ancient Greek, Latin and Arabic literature, information from vase painting and the few relevant archaeological finds.

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Artist Filanthi Bogea

Filanthi Bogea was born in Athens in 1982. Her first contact with fashion design was in 2005, through designing and making traditional Greek costumes. The designer retains her personal collection until today, with which she covers most of Greece and provides various types of artistic events. She has also worked on designing and making costumes for the stage, participating in theatrical performances, short films & music videos. From 2006 to 2009 she studied costume, garment design and pattern, and haute couture at the public school of the Ministry of Culture in Athens, after which she began designing clothes for her and her friends. In 2011 she participated as a designer & model in the total appearance contest “international TrendVision award” and reached the finals in New York, after getting the first place in Greece. During 2012
– 2014 she was working as a fashion designer for a well-known sports clothing company, and today she is designing and producing her personal special collection of handmade and some of kind clothing.
More of her work is available on Filanthi’s Bogea artist page.

Collage by artist Kerstin Stephan

Kerstin Stepan is an artist, living close to Hamburg, Germany. She is creating amazing collages and has participated in several exhibitions around the world. As she points out in her site: “In the media, we see pictures every day. These pictures seem familar, because they correspond with our learned ways of seeing and perceiving. Doing collage, I want to make reality look foreign to us again. Every day experience shall strike the spectator as the extraordinary. Real things from real life will look aloof in collage. This is my opportunity to re-see the world and to make the subconscious visible. I work on and with old paper, mostly from antique books and magazines, which I buy on flea markets or at the antiquarian’s. This is a quite economic way for me to do art.” You can enjoy her work in her personnal website.

Drawing by artist Estrella

Javier Perez Estrella is a graphic designer and illustrator, based in Ecuador. His illustrations are combining sketches and everyday objects. As he says: “I want people to be able to take a break from the saturation of photos in general”. He has received several awards about his work all over the world. There are no many words to be said, since his imaginative work speaks for itself. View more of his work on his personnal page.