HELLENIC VIBES SMART HOTEL
Hotel Outdoor Smart Hotel in Athens

"Contemporary Athena"

The artwork “Contemporary Athena” adorning the wall outside our hotel, Hellenic Vibes Smart Hotel, is the artist Gera’s attempt to blend Ancient Greek History with modernity. The inspiration for this specific graffiti is the Goddess Athena, the deity of wisdom, whom he highlights through explosive multicolors and gradients.

The artist reshapes the image and concept of the Goddess Athena into a dual portrait, creating alongside the familiar form of the Goddess of Wisdom, a contemporary rendition of her in the present day. In this way, he offers his own interpretation, ultimately emphasizing her timelessness.

"Few words about the Goddess Athena."

“Athena is one of the most important goddesses in ancient Greek mythology. She was the goddess of wisdom, strategy, warfare, art, and justice. According to myth, she was born fully grown from the head of her father, Zeus, the god of the sky and thunder in Greek mythology.

She is often recognized by her helmet and shield, while her symbol is the owl or ‘Glauka’, as she is called due to the goddess’s sparkling eyes.

Her name is derived from her role as the protector of the city of Athens, following the myth of her struggle with Poseidon for the city’s protection.

The artist reshapes the image and concept of the Goddess Athena into a dual portrait, creating alongside the familiar form of the Goddess of Wisdom, a contemporary rendition of her in the present day. In this way, he offers his own interpretation, ultimately emphasizing her timelessness.”