Cross at Church of the Rock, Helsinki by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen.
© 2014 Alex James Bruce
Recently saw the Greek Artist, Yiannis Moralis’s retrospective in the National Art Gallery in Athens. It was eye opening to see the growth and transitions that one artist goes through in their career. As a commemoration to Moralis’s successful career (who recently died in 2009 at the age of 93), the exhibition displayed much of his early work in which his paintings were of realistic depictions of the human form all the way to last and latest works of abstract geometric stylizations incorporating curves. Something about the new work is quite sensual, erotic, and delicate to me. The human form, though abstracted, stlll seems apparent, but more elusive and seductive.
Erotic - Yiannis Moralis
Yiannis Moralis (Greek, 1916-2009), Eroticon, 1990. Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm.
The Easter Rocket War of Vrontados
Every Easter, in the Greek village of Vrontados, members of rival churches sitting across a small valley stage a “rocket war” by firing thousands of homemade rockets towards each other while services are held. The objective for each side is to strike the bell of the opposing church. The festival, called Rouketopolemos, has been celebrated by the churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani for at least 125 years, its exact origins a mystery. Gathered here are images of this rocket war from the past few years.
Source: The Atlantic In Focus