The Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum opens the preview of the exhibition together again Monday 18 January 2016 19:00.
Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum 27 Arch. Makariou III Ave. Kaimakli, CY-1020 Nicosia, Cyprus
The exhibition will run until 30 January 2016.
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Cyprus is definitely huge culturally and historically. The island’s museums, the archaeological monuments, castles and Cyprus’ long-lasting history remind us evry day of what has shaped our present environment.
Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, the Municipality of Lapithos and the Cyprus Handicraft Service are collaborating to show the beauty of our cultural heritage from the past until today. They will present the evolution of Lapithian ceramics through the ages in their exhibition Ceramic Art from the Earth of Lapithos.
Cyprus history displayed through ceramics
In a timeline ranging from the 12th century BC until the 1960s, the ceramics of Lapithos have so much to tell us about their production, decoration and use but also about their role in people’s everyday life and the influence of their makers on the island’s economy and commerce.
The first section, From Antiquity, displays some of the first pots produced in the area of Lapithos dated from the 12th until 9th centuries BC.
The timeline continues with The Middle Ages, where you can see the blossom of this beautiful town, located on the slopes of Pentadaktylos, in the art of pottery.
The elegant shapes, the majestic decoration and the unique design of the ceramics dated from the late 14th to 16th centuries are a true piece of art.
The influence of potters from Asia Minor, who came to the island during the harsh decades of 1910 and 1920, is also present in the exhibition and they have a separate section called The Anatolians. Their art and traditional knowledge, brought with them when they came to Lapithos in search of work, left its mark on the local pottery. Read More…
The 2nd Pancyprian Ceramic Festival that took place at the Larnaca Medieval Fort on the 17th until the 19th of October 2008.
The 1st Pancyprian Ceramic Festival that took place in Nicosia on the 28th until the 30th of September 2007.