Η Αθήνα, μια μητρόπολη (Athens, a metropolis)

THE Parthenon! © Darryl Smith. This past month I have been a literal sponge soaking up all the culture, language, food, and art in the beautiful city of Athens (yes, hi from Athens sorry I have been MIA). I don't even know where to begin! Well...to start things off, I am here for another residency … Continue reading Η Αθήνα, μια μητρόπολη (Athens, a metropolis)

περί Βακχῶν (About Bacchantes)

Photo of a 19th century French sculpture of a Bacchante at the National Gallery of Art (© Darryl Smith, 2019) I’ve always been perplexed by how Bacchantes, the female worshippers of Dionysus, have been portrayed in art after the Ancient Greeks. Looking at Greek ceramics and reading Euripides The Bacchae (I’m currently plowing through Nonnus’ … Continue reading περί Βακχῶν (About Bacchantes)