C. THE MOVIE
“C” is a video sculpture inspired by Cycladic Art , which is about She, about Sea and about how we See. It explores the relationship between the artist and their creation, stillness and movement, and between ancient and modern, surrounded by the hyper-real seascapes of the Aegean.
Learn more about Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot Culture
Explore the Collections
Explore some of the most significant exhibits of the permanent collections
Sculptures in marble are the most characteristic products of the Early Cycladic civilization. Most prominent are the figurines depicting women and men. Other objects, such as vessels, tools, weapons and jewellery, made of marble, clay, metals and obsidian complete the group of the artefacts created in the 3rd millennium BC on the Aegean islands.
The Cyclades are a group of small islands in the central-southern part of the Aegean Sea, forming a virtual land bridge between Mainland Greece and Asia Minor. Naxos, with an area of 428 sq. km. is the largest.
The Cyclades are inhabited from 5000 BC until this day almost without interruption.
MINOAN & MYCENAEAN CULTURE
Starting from the beginning of the Early Bronze Age, Crete developed a distinctive cultural idiom which is widely known as Minoan, after Minos, the legendary king of Knossos. The Mycenaean civilization, which flourished in the Aegean during the Late Bronze Age, gave birth to the language and religion of ancient Greeks.
Migration was a common practice throughout the ancient history. The colonization in nearby or more distant regions helped develop relations and trade as well as the spread of ideas, cults and artistic styles.
THE HISTORY OF CYPRUS
The earliest traces of human presence on Cyprus date to the 10th millennium BC and come from the temporary habitation of hunter-gatherer bands in caves.
Writing first appeared in Cyprus around 1500 BC at a time when the island's trading activities brought increased bureaucratic demands.
The Art of Cyprus
The Cypriot Art alongside with its originality and high quality is also characterized by the mixture of elements of various cultures that have left their mark both on the island and its artistic production
What is happening at the Museum of Cycladic Art
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