M89 - SCENE OF FIGHT FROM HAGIA TRIADA - 2008.
Acrylic on canvas 95 x 120 cm or 37,4 x 47 inches
MINOAN / / (Text translated by Google) / Both fighters, dog excluded, just a seal dating from the Middle Minoan III, found during excavations at the site of Hagia Triada in the southern island of Crete, reference Levi, TA No. 115 Iraklion Museum: SMI. The little we can say is the extremely rude and extremely stylized characters engraved on a seal of a few millimeters? Cons by far left behind the cactus, we recognize a large shield-shaped ceremonial Minoan bilobed. In the sky, two birds in flight-Skeletons, croissants and many rounds interspersed with the sun in the far right and right of the second cactus symbol of a ship's mast, back, lower, a poisonous spider and Monogram Artist's finish. Few instructive elements in short, except that each of these details was the subject of a seal individually, here they are in a scenic imagination ...
Ceremonial shields: so called because Sir A. Evans, who discovered the Palace of Knossos has found traces on the walls of the throne room, and this, in sizes too large for them to have been used for something else!
The Minoan civilization, a Bronze Age civilization, arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately the 27th century BC to the 15th century BC. It was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century through the work of the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans. Will Durant referred to it as "the first link in the European chain." / WIKIPEDIA