About: Chrysanthe Pantages

I'm a Greek-American artist and classicist currently completing my second year at UCLA. Originally from the Santa Barbara area, her family, community, and academic and artistic adventures first inspired her to double major in these fields. Chrysanthe loves integrating her Greek heritage into her studies, whether by participating in archaeological digs in Greece or by exploring the dynamic between Byzantium and the Greek world.

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Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

The Fur-Cloaked Prophet: Elijah and the “City of Beavers”

Icon with the Prophet Elijah / Byzantine
Image courtesy of the Byzantine Museum, Kastoria

Religion, commerce, and art combine in the unusual story of a Byzantine icon from Kastoria, Greece. More»

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      Eye-to-eye with a mystery man.

      He closely resembles painter Francois Boucher, whose eyes rendered paintings like this one

      In 18th century France, terracotta busts were popular additions to the home as they were relatively inexpensive, and fit for both middle class and wealthy consumers.

      See the full picture here.

      Eye-to-eye connects the peoples of yesterday to you through art.

      Bust of a Man, about 1760, Attributed to Jean-Jacques Caffieri. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      10/01/14

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