Ancient and Modern
Insights is our 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.
We hope you enjoy reading these features as much as we do researching them.
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.