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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-18

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] 'The origins of El Greco - The art of icon painting in Venetian Crete'
  • [02] ASE: Small rise

  • [01] 'The origins of El Greco - The art of icon painting in Venetian Crete'

    A special exhibition featuring exceptional works Domenikos Theotokopoulos, the prominent Cretan-born painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance who is better known as El Greco (The Greek), opened in New York at the Onassis Cultural Center on Tuesday.

    The exhibition "The origins of El Greco - The art of icon painting in Venetian Crete" will run until Feb 27, 2010 and includes 47 works, among them, 6 rare icons, made by the artist. The formal inauguration will be made by Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and Archbishop of Crete Erineos on December 8.

    The icons on display come from the Municipal Museum of Heraklion, Crete, the Metropolis of Syros, the Benaki Museum, the National Gallery of Greece and the Queen's University, Kingston, in Ontario, Canada.

    Eleven exquisite icons from the Collection of Ecclesiastical Art of Saint Catherine of the Sinaites in Heraklion, Crete, will be at the core of the exhibition.

    According to Curator of the Byzantine Collection at the Benaki Museum and exhibition curator Dr. Anastasia Drandaki, "The icon painters in the workshops on Crete in the 15th and 16th centuries were renowned for their skill in painting impeccable panels not only in the traditional Byzantine manner but also in a style inspired by Western models."

    [02] ASE: Small rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.45 percent, standing at 2,513.48 points at 11:25 a.m., and turnover at 68.6 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Insurance, up 3.16 percent; Banks, up 1.69 percent; and Raw Materials, up 0.98 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Travel & Recreation, down 1.43 percent; Public Utilities, down 1.33 percent; and Commerce, down 0.90 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 1.06 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.14 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.21 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 48 were up, 46 were down, and 43 were unchanged.


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