CYCLADIC SOCIETY - 5.000 YEARS AGO
to 31 March
In 2016 the Museum of Cycladic Art celebrates 30 years of creative presence with an exhibition entitled “Cycladic Society 5,000 Years Ago” open from early December 2016 to late March 2017.
Since no written documents of the Early Cycladic period survive, this exhibition attempts to “read” in a simple and straightforward manner the social structure, activities, living environment, and, where possible, convictions and beliefs of the Cycladic islanders in the Early Bronze Age (3,200-2,000 BC) through their creations.
Τhe exhibition is organized by the Museum of Cycladic Art in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades and it houses 191 ancient artefacts.
Cycladic figurines, in their present form, with their simple shape and clean outline, became popular through their association with abstract art by 20th-century artists like Modigliani, Brancusi, Matisse, and Picasso. Viewed primarily as works of art, they were often presented in a strictly typological manner, without reference to their creators’ cultural sphere.
The exhibition “Cycladic Society 5,000 Years Ago” aims to fill that void and explore the daily life and undertakings of the Cycladic islanders 5,000 ago!
Duration: 10 December 2016 - 30 March 2017
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