Amorgos Greece Art
I am passionate about art - creating and discourse about art, which is why I decided to do the Wilderness AMORGOS Art Residency. I plan to make this a blog where I will discuss topics in art And I applied for the residency. While the performance inspired by the former is presented by an artistic group, the work is completed by me and presented to the public.
I saw this when exploring Athens on my tour and also had the opportunity to visit the huge collection of the Museum of Cycladic Art. Elsewhere, I came across the Dodecanese cruises I took on Crete and the Dodecanese, the biggest and most popular tourist attraction in Greece.
Two central questions arise from these fascinating objects: What do they represent and what purpose do they serve? If you look at them carefully, you can explore the material and its materiality and use it as a basis for your own interpretation of the objects and their meaning.
When one walks the way of Amorgos, one can feel and feel the power that has indwelt in them over the centuries. They stem from a force of material existence that is not in the grid, as Rosalind Kraus described the artworks as modernity. The Amoringos were produced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, during the era of modernism in Greece and Greece in general.
Since I was a child, I have admired the landscape that is surrounded by the Aegean Sea, creating a mystical environment that constantly changes shape and creates illusions and effects. Creating art in public space is an art form that aims to present natural landscapes and to bring the viewer closer to nature through experience. This kind of art has the potential to mobilize residents and shift the focus to public spaces, as it is a time when streets and paths are maintained by locals, triggering participation and collectivism.
Over time, Amorgos became so large that it was controlled and colonized by the Cretans and Chora was founded to protect it from pirate invasions and protect the population.
The Venetian family of the Gizi took control of Amorgos, but they were quite powerless to protect the island and it became a permanent pirate home for the next two centuries. At the end of the revolution, the Amorios and all the Cyclades became part of the Greek state. In time, the islands became a small, self-governing democracy called the "Amorgo Community," taxed by the Sultan. Like the other Cyclades, it lost its autonomy and paid an annual tax to the Athens state.
The municipality of Amorgos was founded and in 1835 had the first school in the free Greece, which was founded on the initiative of the monastery of Hozoviotissa. In this year Christianity was founded on Amorios and the early Christian church appeared.
The examples shown here were found on the island of Amorgos and are exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. The most prominent site is the small island of Keros (Naxos), where recent Greek and British excavations have uncovered the remains of a large number of ancient statues, some of which were apparently broken after being transported. These findings show the cultural progress of humans and indicate that they were more advanced than the ancient Greeks in other parts of Greece, such as Athens and Crete.
Since 2005, the municipality of Amorgos in the southern Aegean Sea has been mapping and maintaining the majority of the route, showing seven traditional routes. It is jointly funded and organised by the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and the National Cycladic Museum of Athens.
Less than half of these were discovered through systematic archaeological excavations, but many others have been made public. Although the appearance of beautiful materials is one of the most striking features today, most of them are likely to bear little resemblance to the original material, which rarely survives.
Evidence of Keros and his presence in the tomb suggests the presence of a female figure in his tomb, but what might that mean? Cycladic figures, which represented an individual or one of several deities or were more general representations of femininity, are pregnancy examples that support the connection between concepts of motherhood and fertility. Furthermore, decorative art was popular with many of the ancient Greeks, especially those from the eastern Mediterranean. As we have explored above, the essence of decorative and visual arts can be considered a combination of sculpture, painting, ceramics, textiles and other art forms. The figures are not alone, they are held and displayed lying down or in various places, such as on the floor, on a table, in a chair or even on an object.
Although there are different types of figures that probably represent different eras, locations and productions, this example is typical of one of the species known as canonical. These highly stylized representations of human forms, made of local Cycladic marble in various colors such as red, blue, yellow, orange, green, red and blue, are usually buried in relatively small dimensions.