Helen Tragea

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Helen Tragea

Helen Tragea

Helen Tragea recently completed a PhD on Film Theory and Analysis at the department of  Culture and Communication of the Panteion University. For the last seven years she has been teaching History of Art andHistory of Cinema in colleges and has been organizing and conducting seminars for adults on the same subjects.

Previously she worked as a film editor in a private company. In the years 2001-2 she was employed as a special scientist and historical investigator by the Film and Photography department of the Diplomatic and Historical Archive of the ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 2000 she attained the Master's Degree on History and Theory Modern Art at the University of Essex in Great Britain. She was awarded Bachelor's Degree on Archeology and History of Art by the University of Crete.

She has a special interest in artistic B&W photography and has participated in various exhibitions. She  also maintains a blog (http://helencomments.blogspot.com/) with articles on art and films.

Helen Tragea
Archeologist-Historian of Modern Art

Eye Clinic of Athens

This building creates a sharp contrast to Hansen’s architectural trilogy as it is a rare example of the Byzantine rhythm. It was initially designed by Hansen, but it was eventually built by the Greek architect L. Kavtatzoglou in 1847. He changed the originals adding elements inspired by the Byzantine tradition.

Hotel Grande Bretagne (Demetrius Mansion)

The original form of the Hotel Grande Bretagne has been completely altered. Originally it was built as the luxurious house of the Greek family Demetrius by the German architect Th. Hansen also 1842. For the first time in Greek architecture neoclassicism was mixed with elements of the renaissance architecture.

The Greek Parliament

The building of the Greek Parliament right on the most central square (Sintagma Sq.) was originally the first palace of King Otto. It was built in 1842 by the German architect Fr. Von Gartner. It is built in a restrained neoclassical style. It was sponsored by King Otto’s father who refused to pay extra money for luscious exterior decoration.

The Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum

In 1972 Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos donated their collection to the Greek State. The collection contains over 6.000 artifacts of the Ancient Greek Civilization covering a span of almost 5000 years. The visitor has the opportunity to admire diverse objects like tools and vases of the Neolithic period and folk jewelry of the 19th century.

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