Place: King Minos Retreat Resort & Spa, Crete, Greece
About: Two different series of artworks, “Minoas” and “Minoan Senses”, each one of them composed by 10 different themes, were created by the artist Christina Michalopoulou for the 20 luxurious suites of the 5* hotel in Crete, Greece. Both series are inspired by the Minoan ages and the Archeological findings of that period. The famous Snake Goddess statue, beautiful wall art figures discovered at the Ancient Knossos Palace, Minotaur figures and complex Labyrinths were the main sources of inspiration for the creation of these 20 artworks.
The first series called “Minoas” is composed by 10 different themes presenting geological form complexions and naturalistic surfaces ingrey, ivory and terracota, combined with minimalistic figures of Minoan findings in gold.
The second series called “Minoan Senses” presents a series of figures and forms complexions, in a smooth primitive dance of forms at the same earthly color palette.
The dimensions of the 19 artworks are 100×100 cm and there is also a diptych composed by two 60×140 pieces. Materials are acrylics and gold enamel on stretched canvas.
The project was accomplished in collaboration with Schema 4 Architects, Thessaloniki.
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