Greek art, artists and architecture

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Greek museums and monuments, art galleries, famous Greek Artists
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A comprehensive list of websites

 

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Ancient Greece *

See also: Ancient Art

Ancient Spirit
Everyday ancient Greece in pictures and text.

Art History Resources. Ancient Greek art section.

Wikipedia entry on ancient Greek art.

The Ancient City of Athens
A photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens.

The Classical order in Greek and Roman architecture. The syles of classical column.

Classical architecture. Wikipedia, entry.

Classical Orders of Architecture
An illustrated description of the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian orders from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission.

Ancient Greek Architecture
Information from Great Buildings Online.

Delphi

The Delphi archeological site. Visit Greece

Artists *

Greek painters. Ancient Greek vase painters, from Artcyclopedia.

Minoan Crete
The Minoans created the first known civilization in Europe. The site provides photographs and some very basic information about all the major and some of the minor archaeological sites of Bronze Age civilisation in Crete.

Mycenaean culture.
Images of pottery and mask and Linear B tablets. Wikimedia.

The Palace at Knossos, Crete.

Pottery. Ancient Greek pottery, by shape.
Wikimedia commons.

Sculpture *

The Beazley Archive, Oxford University.Wikipedia entry on ancient Greek sculpture.

Greek Sculpture
Jeffery Howe’s Digital Archive of Art, Boston College.

Elgin Marbles
History of the Elgin Marbles (Athens, Greece)

Antinous
Wikipedia

Discobolus
Le Louvre

Images of Greek sculptures, a gallery from Tumblr.

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Archaeological Museum ebook, with photographs.

The Archaeological Museum of Delphi, an ebook with photographs.

The British Museum and the return of The Elgin (Parthenon) Marbles

Greek Architecture
Explanations and examples of the Greek order of columns: The Doric, Ionic and Corinthian.

History of Greek Architecture
Overview with photos of specific examples.

Pottery. Ancient Greek pottery.
The Beazley Archive/The Classical Art Research Centre, University of Oxford.

Recreating The Theater of Dionysus in Athens
A computer reconstruction.

Sculpture. Greek and Roman sculpture.
The Beazley Archive/Classical Art Research Centre, The University of Oxford.

The Temple of Artemis

Kusadasi.biz: Ephesus Guide
A virtual tour of the remains of a Greek and later Roman town in Turkey, including history and interactive panoramas.

Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Museum of Reconstructions
A non-profit digital museum.

Art galleries *

A business directory guide to art galleries in Athens.

Art galleries in Greece, a directory from Forthnet.

Athens *

Athens Info Guide
A tourist information guide for Athens (in English, Greek and Dutch). Getting around, hotels, entertainment, local customs.

Athens Museums Guide

Athens Survival Guide

Athens Tourist Guide

Acropolis Museum, an interior view from The Google Art Project.

Arxaiologia, archaeology magazine

Cycladic Art Museum
The Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art.

The Epigraphical Museum

Galleries in Athens, a business guide.

Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre

Medusa Art Gallery

Municipal Gallery of Athens

The Museum of Cycladic Art
The Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC.

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Museum of Contemporary Art

The New Acropolis Museum
The New Acropolis Museum is a purpose built museum by architect Bernard Tschumi to house the archaeological findings related to the Acropolis Hill. It includes a gallery for the display of the returned Elgin Marbles.

Art.gr.
Greek artists, galleries, theatres, writers. Information on Greek artists, theaters, galleries and other art related links around the Internet. This site also offers the unique opportunity to Greek artists to present their art through the world wide web.

Art History Resources. Ancient Greek art section. 

Artists in Greece *

Artists. Artcylcopedia
A web directory of Greek artists, ancient  and modern, with work displayed in art museums.

Greek Artists Information on Greek artists, theaters, galleries.

Kounellis, Janis. Janis Kounellis
Guggenheim Collection

Janis Kounellis
Art museums displaying work by Kounellis.

Contemporary Greek Artists

Tsouvala, Erato. Erato Tsouvala 
Art of Erato.  Oil paintings, including artwork in progress.

Politakis, Antonis. Antonis Politakis
Paintings by Antonis Politakis.

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British Museum collection of Greek and Roman art.

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Contemporary Greek art *

Contemporary Greek artists / painters online.

Galerie.gr
Painting and sculpture. An online gallery representing the best of contemporary Greek artists.

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

Santorini Biennale
The Biennale is the idea of artist, designer and economist Kikos Papadopoulos; supported by the Municipality of Thera, the Estia Association of Pyrgos and the Museum of Pyrgos.
Their mission is to promote both emerging and established artists that are working on the borders between different art disciples, allowing them to surpass the traditional (and perhaps limiting) concepts of classicism, modernism, contemporary and applied arts.

Events *

Santorini Biennale
Their mission is to promote both emerging and established artists that are working on the borders between different art disciples, allowing them to surpass the traditional (and perhaps limiting) concepts of classicism, modernism, contemporary and applied arts.

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Galerie.gr
Painting and sculpture. An online gallery representing the best of contemporary Greek artists.

Greek National Tourism Organization

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Icons *

Icons from the Church of Greece.
Ecclesia

Iconography, a list of Orthodox icon websites.

Ioannina

Tour guide for Ioannina

Paul Vrellis Greek History Museum

University of Ioannina
(Greek)

University of Ioannina 
(English)

Islands/The Greek islands *

Tour Guide of The Greek Islands

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Libraries *

National Library of Greece, Athens

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Museums *

Museums in Greece
Pictures and resources of ancient greek art from the major archaeological museums of Greece.

List of museums in Greece
A list of museums in Greece, by prefecture. Wikipedia

Greece Museums: A complete guide to the museums of Greece.

The Museum of Cycladic Art
The Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC.

Benaki Museum

Museum of Greek Folk Art

Museum of the City of Athens

National Archaeological Museum

National Museum of Contemporary Art

The New Acropolis Museum
The New Acropolis Museum is a purpose built museum by architect Bernard Tschumi to house the archaeological findings related to the Acropolis Hill. It includes a gallery for the display of the returned Elgin Marbles.

Music in Greece *

Ancient greek Music
Sound files, published fragments of Ancient Greek music which contain more than a few scattered notes.

Bouzouki instrument factory.

Bouzouki instruments.

Rembetika

Greek Music Information. Greeka.com

Greek Music Midi Files

Greek Music Portal (in Greek). Lilian Voudouri Music Library

Greek music web directory,
from The Open Directory Project (MusicMoz)

Musicians. Greek musicians web directory.

Theodorakis, Mikis

Mythology *

Greek mythological figures. Wikipedia entry.

Greek Mythology
This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.

Greek mythology, Wikipedia entry.

The Greek Spider
Greek internet portal, with many sections on mythology, folk tales, heroes, Gods.

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

The Perseus Project
Web links and information on Ancient Greece.

Photography *

Constantinos Iliopoulos Photography

Premium stock photos & prints, Editorial images from Greece. Landscape, travel pictures for stock and publishing.

Praxiteles

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Regions of Greece. Society and culture web directory for Greece. 
The Open Directory Project

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Society and Culture web directory for Greece. The Open Directory Project.

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Thessaloniki, Macedonia *

Thessaloniki, a city guide.

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Concert Hall Organisation

Thessaloniki Film Festival

Thessaloniki information portal.

The Macedonian Tombs. Macedonian Heritage.gr

Vergina, the tombs of the Kings of Macedon. Wikipedia

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Vase painters *

Vase paintings. Ancient Greek vase painters. 
Artcyclopedia

A list of Greek vase painters.
Wikipedia

Athenian Vase Painting: Black-and-Red Figure Techniques
The Metropolitan Museum

The Beazley Archive, Oxford; a searchable archive of Attic vase paintings.

List of Greek Vase Painters
Apollodoros (vase painter); Argos Painter; Bonn Painter; Boot Painter; Bowdoin-Eye Painter ….Mlahanas.de

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Wikipedia entry on ancient Greek art and art history.

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