ART WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS "Geometry: A Philosophical/Artistic Approach"
The Art Workshop "Geometry, A Philosophical / Artistic Approach" explores the relation of geometry to the visual arts field based on the principles of Pre-Socratic Philosophy. The Art Workshop will take place on the premises of the Herakleidon Museum and the Archaeological Site of the Kerameikos in Athens, Greece.
Date: Sunday, November 11th 2012
Hours and meeting point: 10:45 at the Archaelogical site of the Kerameikos
Duration: 11:00 - 16:00 (including a one hour break).
Participation cost: 45 € (including materials, as well as the lunch break).
Registrations: Via bank deposit.
Visit to the Archeological Site of Kerameikos, tour and lecture on the main principles of Greek Democracy
11:00 - 13:00
(instructor: Yannis Ziogas)
The archeological site of Kerameikos is presented as a crossroad in the entrance of the City of Athens. Kerameikos is a place where Constitution, Religion and Philosophy meet. An emphasis is put on the development of Thought in the Ancient Greek World. The grave steles will be presented, both the original and the copies that are displayed in the site. The lectures will develop images and the way these images are shaped (harmonic sections, geometry of space, and placement of forms). In that way there will be developed an experiential knowledge of the ancient Greek thought.
13:00 - 14:00
Snack and coffee will be offered at the Herakleidon Museum
Lecture/Workshop at the Herakleidon Museum
14:00 - 16:00
(instructor: Yannis Ziogas)
In these two hours the concept of art and mathematics will be developed. The lecture will elaborate on the framework that was introduced during the visit to the Kerameikos site.
First hour (theory): There will be an analysis of the grave stele of Hegeso. This will allow the participants to appreciate the framework of the ideas and techniques that shape the grave steles and how these help us realize the ancient Greek understanding of space and its geometric construction.
Second hour (workshop): Each of the participants will work on the study of a relief and will shape out of that a personal geometric painting.
Ms. Eleni Nomikou (Mon.-Fr. 9:00-13:00)
tel: 210 34 61 981 (ext. 201)
About Yannis Ziogas
Yannis Ziogas was born in Thessaloniki (Greece). In 2010 he was elected assistant professor at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia (appointed January 2012). He studied Math (BS University of Athens) and received his Master's in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts (1991) in New York; he has held twenty one solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 2001, with the support of the J. F. Kostopoulos Foundation, he attended the International and Curatorial Program in New York. His work has been reviewed nationally and internationally (New York Times, Artnews, Sculpture, Giornalle dell' arte) . He is the author of several essays on art theory and of the books The Byzantine Malevich, Tarkofsky in Chalkis, Censorship in Visual Arts, the Diary of a 407/80.
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