Welcome to the Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.
One of my favorite photographers, Ernst Haas, said we should seek inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. Listening to music, looking at paintings and sculptures, and reading books feeds your imagination more profoundly than just looking at the work of other photographers.
After a fire destroyed Brazil’s Museu Nacional this weekend, the students at UNIRIO, the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, started sharing photos among themselves—images of their visits to the building and of the collection. Quickly, they decided to expand this informal collection to the public and sent out a request: Send us your photos of this place that we lost.
The sprawling Chinese sculpture garden honors the area’s ancient inhabitants.
Stone figures tower above the grassy turf within a patch of forest in the Chinese province of Guizhou. Their eyes, forever open, gaze across the lush landscape. Though the rocky creatures look like the magical leftovers of a long-gone ancient settlement, they’re actually relatively new creations.
BERLIN (Reuters) – A museum for graffiti and art for public spaces will open in Berlin on Saturday and designs by local and international street artists will be exhibited on the facade of its building to kick it off.
The Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, dubbed “Artmeile” or “Art Mile”, is located in a converted apartment building. It has an asphalted floor and an open structure to make it feel like a street.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) – In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt’s second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco.
The cigarettes fuel his art; he breaks them in half, painstakingly traces out monochrome images of celebrities or animals with the fine flakes of tobacco, then sprinkles his creations with gunpowder and sets them on fire.