"Akrotiri" 

Large abstract acrylic painting inspired by the beautiful frescoes in Akrotiri, a Cycladic Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek aegean island of Santorini (Thera).

The painting is higly textured, has a rough surface and crackeled areas, resembling an actual ancient wall.

 

A bit of history...

The settlement was destroyed in the Theran volcanic eruption sometime in the 16th century BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescoes and many objects and artworks. The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis.

The frescoes in Akrotiri are especially important for the study of Minoan art because they are so much better preserved than those that were already known from Knossos and other sites on Crete, which have nearly all survived only in small fragments, usually fallen to the ground. 

 

These frescoes constitute the most significant contribution to present-day knowledge of Aegean art and culture. In their technique, style, and thematic content, the paintings are invaluable objects of study for archaeologists, art historians, zoologists, botanists, and chemists. Originally displayed on the walls of ancient Theran houses, the paintings render ancient figures, customs and historical events.

 

SIZE

100x50x4 cm

 

❣The painting is more beautiful in reality, as photos cannot accurately render textures and colors' depth and contrast.
❣On stretched canvas, ready to hang
❣All sides painted. 

❣Signed and dated. 

 

Medium

Acrylic paint, crackle paste, transfered ink

 

 

 

"Akrotiri" Large abstract painting of Akrotiri frescoes, Santorini

1.300,00 €Price
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