Insights is our new online journal where members of the Kallos team will explore a range of ancient objects and subjects in depth, including those gallery-centred, and inspired by the wider art world.
Whilst we are all confined to our homes Kallos will share weekly posts, hopefully to offer a little bit of respite and distraction! We hope you enjoy reading these features as much as we do researching them.
‘Such are the horses on which gods and heroes ride, as represented by the artist. The majesty of men themselves is best discovered in the graceful handling of such animals.’Xenophon, On Horsemanship, XI.7HORSES, CHARIOTS AND RIDERS IN ANCIENT GREEK ART
CYCLADIC STONE THROUGH A MODERN LENS
Five thousand years ago in the Early Bronze Age, the people of the Cyclades, a cluster of small islands in the Aegean Sea, created elegant, simple forms, both vessels and figural sculptures, from the local white marble. Despite their existence in that place for a little over 2000 years, they left little other record of their clearly advanced culture. These enigmatic and compelling sculptural forms speak simultaneously to the universal and the particular.