Cyprus Mail

The female figure in art

By Maria Gregoriou

March seems to be all about women as the month does include international Women’s day. Therefore many events are focusing on women, their role in society, their art work and their contributions to society in general.

Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre is also doing its bit to raise awareness on the subject of women and bring to light some female figures in art by holding a lecture on the Divine Feminine in Art by Dr Stella Karageorgi tomorrow in English.

The lecture will take the audience on a trip through history in order to highlight the fact that women were considered sacred and worshipped for their role in creation.

Karageorgi will let us know that “the wise, sensual and nurturing nature of the feminine was associated with the concept of fertility and creation, and took the form of the Great Mother Goddess in many ancient religions,” as the centre tells us.

The speaker is a fine artist and a researcher. She studied Fine Arts and Art History in America and holds a doctorate from De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. She lives and works in Paphos.

So if you are interested in finding out about how the female figure was depicted in art throughout history, then do so tomorrow over a coffee or tea.

The Divine Feminine Art
Lecture by Stella Karageorgi. March 13. Technopolis 20, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, Paphos. 7pm. In English. €5 including coffee or tea. Tel: 70-002420

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