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“Eros and other feathered.”

Argos Orestiko Archaiological Museum


The exhibition was presented for the first time on May 14, 2014 in the Archaiologcal Museum of Florina. This year it is held in the Archaeological Museum of Argos Orestiko, on the celebration of the International Museum Day.

In Greek cosmogonies Eros was one of the primordial creative forces of the world born from nobody. With his actions gave form to chaos and made living beings come together and give birth. They believed that Eros was a son of Ares and Aphrodite or of Uranus and Venus or Uranus and Earth. Together with Imeros, Pothos and Peitho were attendants of Aphrodite. He was throwing his arrows at people, inspiring sexual desire and made them mates. He was irresistible, mischievous and naughty, having the form of small naked winged boy armed with bow. With this form, Eros ran throughout the history of art from ancient times until today.

The winged God shared the skies with other entities; winged victories, messengers of the gods, like Hermes and Iris, winged horses such as Pegasus, and menacing monsters like Medusa and the Sphinx, inhabiting the world of mortals and gods.

Organized by the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts, University of Western Macedonia and Ephory of Antiquities of Kastoria.

Participant artists:
Eri Agriou, Georgia Damianou, Eleni Zampouni, Marie Theofilou, Maria Kapantzaki, Evangelia Karastergiou, Athanasios Karabetsos, Panagiota Karvouniari, Katerina Karoulia, Georgia Kontou, Asimina Kouzouni, Kassiou Zoumatis, Manolis Koukos, Dimitra Bairaktari, Olga Bogdanou, Irini Morou, Eleni Niska, Alexandra Pampouka, Maria Petkani, Argyris Rimos, Dimitra Siaterli, Areti Sideradi, Vasiliki Skrivanou, Sotiris Sterpis, Christina Tzani, Maria Totou, Kaiti Tourtoura, Cleopatra Tsali, Aggelina Tsoumani, Charoula Chaztineofytou, Magda Christopoulou.

Exhibition curator: Zoe Godosi.
Organization: Andromachi Skreka.
Working team: Nikos Tsapanos, Maria Totou
Photo credits: Zoe Godosi