Alexandra Kapogianni-Beth

Sea Horse

Sea Horse is inspired by a small antique bronze sculpture found in a temple dedicated to Poseidon, the god of the sea, and situated nearby Kalamata, my hometown. It provides an insight how people living about 2.500 years ago in Greece thought a mythical horse living in the sea would look like.

The rare ancient miniature figurine is on continuous display in the archeological museum in Kalamata and it delivers an impression how mental and mechanical skills can turn spiritual ideas into visual and haptic objects.

I do admire the practical way of thinking of the early artists and intend with this modern piece of art to raise awareness for these antique skills.

This piece was initially created in plaster and additionally cast in bronze only recently. The bronze stand is part of the sculpture and cannot be disconnected.

Factsheet

Dimensions
30cm, 42cm, 9cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight
4kg
Year
2018
Material
Bronze
Style
Classic, Figurative
Theme
Classic, Figurative
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