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Magnificent Icon Believed to Be Early El Greco Discovered on Crete

A religious icon believed to be an early work of master painter El Greco, born Domenikos Theotokopoulos, one of the most-renowned artists in the entire...

El Greco: The Greek Genius Who Changed the Art World

El Greco's "Portrait of an Old Man," believed to be a self-portrait, 1595 El Greco is one of the best known artists in the entire...

Van Gogh, Picasso, and El Greco Masterpieces Find New Home in Athens

A new museum displaying international contemporary and modern art will soon open its doors in the heart of Athens. Opening on Wednesday, October 2, after...
Greeks of Cretan descent

Exceptional Greeks of Cretan Descent

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and it is famous across the globe for its beaches, clear waters and exceptional cuisine. However,...

National Gallery Launches Digital El Greco Exhibition

The National Gallery in Athens, Greece, inaugurated a digital exhibition of El Greco attended by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos as well as Attica Region governor Rena Dourou and...

Greek Post Office Issues ‘El Greco’ Stamps

Hellenic Post (ELTA) announced on Tuesday the issuing of a collectible stamps edition to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Domenicus Theotokopoulos, the...

Greece Celebrates 400 Years of El Greco

A round of exhibitions is going to start on June 20 marking the celebration of the 400th anniversary of  Renaissance master Domenicos Theotokopoulos’ death....

El Greco’s “Dormition of the Virgin” Travels to Toledo

The “Dormition of the Virgin,” an El Greco’s work from his youth, which adorns the church on the Greek island of Syros is expected...

Metal Busts of Kazantzakis, El Greco Stolen

Scavengers roaming Greek streets and even tearing apart buildings in search of copper – in one case trying to take down an entire bridge...

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