Art Athina 2015 – II

1 juni 2015

The first entire day in Athens was spend on touristic highlights, impossible to avoid, since our sculptor had never been to Greece before.

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In modern cities art is everywhere

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Athens has a very lively Grafitti-scene

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Art in public space is very present like these appropriate shadows by Nikos Kasanlis in the Omonia subway station

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Then the National Archeological museum again, I found the Kouros’ hand with the eye in it particularly intriguing

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Kouros (detail)

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Kore elegantly pulling her peplos while presenting something of which I’m not sure what it is

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Beautiful simple grave stéle for Hediste, a woman from Athens

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The Varvakeion Athena in theatrical light, the presentation in the Archeological Museum is very suggestive

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Siren from the cemetary of Kerameikos in Athens. Lovers of symbolic art wil recognize something here.

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These are antique Ex Voto’s, I didn’t know they existed this early. During an earlier visit I bought some metal ones from the 19th century on the market

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Nexty to beautiful vases with an octopus painted on it this one with a tree is also very beautiful

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My first visit to Athens took place on a self-organized “Bildungsreise” in 1975 during which I attended Gounod’s Opera Faust in this classical theatre, the Odeion, next to the Akropolis.

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On the other side of the Akropolis was a baren rock on which people gathered to enjoy the view. It felt like an Antonioni movie.

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On the way back we found another tunnel full of grafitti. Strangely the floor and the ceiling stayed untouched.

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Some hotels accentuate their location with this kind of surreal accents

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Acropolis

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