My latest collection of artworks is called “Words”.
This is a collection of seven Artworks. It is an Abstract Collection. An abstract Art has a message, a concept, a "something", with a technique that emerges from a place of deep thought and great meaning. Abstract art aims to evoke feelings that can be interpreted differently by each viewer. And this is something that I love. Creating and viewing abstract art is very personal. All paintings are with acrylic colours, have an impasto effect and a gloss finish. I used Greek Words for my Collection that have a connection with Greek Mythology.
My ifluence is also from the Egyptian History.
Η τελευταία μου συλλογή έργων τέχνης ονομάζεται "Words", Λέξεις.
Πρόκειται για μια συλλογή από επτά έργα τέχνης. Είναι μια ιδιαίτερη συλλογή που ανήκει στην αφηρημένη μορφή τέχνης. Ένα αφηρημένο έργο τέχνης έχει ένα μήνυμα, μια έννοια, ένα "κάτι", με μια τεχνική που αναδύεται από έναν τόπο βαθιάς σκέψης και μεγάλης σημασίας. Η αφηρημένη τέχνη στοχεύει να προκαλέσει συναισθήματα που μπορούν να ερμηνευτούν διαφορετικά από κάθε θεατή. Και αυτό είναι κάτι που αγαπώ. Η δημιουργία και η προβολή της αφηρημένης τέχνης είναι πολύ προσωπική. Όλοι οι πίνακες είναι με ακρυλικά χρώματα, έχουν εφέ impasto και γυαλιστερό φινίρισμα. Χρησιμοποίησα ελληνικές λέξεις για τη συλλογή μου που έχουν σχέση με την ελληνική μυθολογία. Επίσης οι επιρροές μου είναι από την Αιγυπτιακή Ιστορία.
Annita Apostolidou Platis
Painter - Fashion and Jewelry designer - Stylist - Poet - Photographer
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Chaos is my first artwork from my new collection called "Words".
(Greek: “Abyss”) in early Greek cosmology, the primeval emptiness of the universe before things came into being or the abyss of Tartarus, the underworld.
Both concepts occur in the Theogony of Hesiod.
First there was Chaos in Hesiod’s system, then Gaea and Eros (Earth and Desire). Chaos, however, did not generate Gaea; the offspring of Chaos were Erebus (Darkness) and Nyx.
Nyx begat Aether, the bright upper air, and Day. Nyx later begat the dark and dreadful aspects of the universe (e.g., Dreams, Death, War, and Famine). This concept tied in with the other early notion that saw in Chaos the darkness of the underworld.
In Hesiod's Theogony, Chaos was the first thing to exist: "at first Chaos came to be" but next (possibly out of Chaos) came Gaia, Tartarus, and Eros.
Unambiguously "born" from Chaos were Erebus and Nyx.
For Hesiod, Chaos, like Tartarus, was also a place, far away, underground and "gloomy," beyond which lived the Titans. And, like the earth, the ocean, and the upper air, it was also capable of being affected by Zeus's thunders.
Chaos (Ancient Greek: χάος, romanized: kháos) is the mythological void state preceding the creation of the universe.
I believe that Chaos is the beginning of everything. Every great change begins from Chaos. After a state of confusion or disorder, you may be reborn stronger. Even in the darkest days, we can survive and we can fly with the wings of hope. We all have wings, but we have to fight and fly high.
Shades is my second artwork from my new collection called "Words".
In literature and poetry, a shade (translating Greek σκιά, Latin umbra) is the spirit or ghost of a dead person, residing in the underworld.
An underworld where the dead live in shadow was common to beliefs in the ancient Near East.
Only select individuals were believed to be exempt from the fate of dwelling in shadow after death. They would instead ascend to the divine sphere, as is reflected in the veneration of heroes.
"In many religions, as in the Greek, light and darkness play an important role. There are many times that through myths, man has tried many times to logically explain various natural phenomena, such as Nyx (night), which in all cosmogonies plays a decisive role."
In Greek mythology, Erebus (Ancient Greek: Ἔρεβος, romanized: Érebos, "deep darkness, shadow"), is the personification of darkness and one of the primordial deities. Hesiod's Theogony identifies him as one of the first five beings in existence, born of Chaos.
According to the Greek poet Hesiod's Theogony, Erebus is the offspring of Chaos, and the brother of Nyx, by whom he is the father of Aether and Hemera.
The secret message of my Artwork is that through shades we can explore ourselves.
Shades can be bold. They can give strength and color in our life.
Sometimes shades and colors, are hidden. Waiting for the right time to reveal their power.
Light is my third artwork from my new collection called "Words".
In Greek mythology, Hemera personified the light of day. Hemera was the daughter of Chaos and Caligus, and sister of Erebus and Night. The Sun God and the Light inspired people and charmed them from the ancient times, until today.
It has always held a dominant position in people's lives. It influenced both artists and people in general. That is why over the centuries it has had an honorable place in the life and in the hearts of people.
In Greek mythology, the God Apollo, Son of Zeus, rode his chariot and crossed the sky every day bringing light to the world.
For the Day (Hemera) there are several variations. She was considered the daughter of The Sun. Elsewhere she is said to have been a woman of the ether and mother of Thunder. But there are other versions, such as that she was a woman of Uranus and mother of Hermes or a woman of Astraeus and mother of the Virgin Astraea.
The secret message of my Artwork is that in the midst of darkness, light persists. It’s important to find the light in the darkness. When you’re going through a rough time, it’s really important that you find the positive things to focus. There are darknesses in life and there are lights. So when you want to reach the light, do not be afraid of darkness, it must be present.
Now is my fourth artwork from my new collection called "Words".
The Horae or Hours were the goddesses of the seasons in Greek mythology.
They were also considered to be the goddesses of order and justice, as well as the wardens at the gates of Mount Olympus. Traditionally, they guarded the gates of Olympus, promoted the fertility of the earth, and rallied the stars and constellations of heaven.
They lead the Sun into the sky when he rides his Chariot.
They presided over the revolutions of the heavenly constellations.
The scarab symbol delivers a profound cultural message through its life stages. They are also linked to the human soul.In Ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle was seen as a potent solar symbol and as an attractor of good fortune. It means creation, renewal, and rebirth.
The secret message of my Artwork is that "Now" is a lot of moments that are influencing the future. Once lost cannot be regained. It is powerful.
You can reborn from ashes in a moment, if you choose wisely.
Nemesis is my fifth artwork from my new collection called "Words".
Nemesis was the goddess of divine punishment and revenge, who would show her wrath to any man who would commit hubris, that is, arrogance before the gods. She was considered a merciless goddess.
The word nemesis originally meant the distributor of fortune, neither good nor bad, simply in due proportion to each according to what was deserved.
The name Nemesis is related to the Greek word νέμειν némein, meaning "to give what is due".
Nemesis is the sister of the Moirai (the Fates), the Keres (Black Fates), the Oneiroi (Dreams), Eris (Discord) and Apate (Deception). In several traditions, Nemesis was seen as the mother of Helen of Troy.
She was known to carry with her a sword, a lash, and a dagger, to enact punishment, but she would also carry scales, a measuring rod, and a bridle that she would sometimes use to ride her griffin (gryphon) drawn chariot.
"Nemesis: the one from which no one can escape"
On the other hand a scarab beetle, is a message of change, be it about improving yourself or a possible change of environment. It is also a call for you to be aware and pay more attention to your surroundings.
It is also a symbol of immortality, resurrection, metamorphosis, and protection in the ancient Egyptian religion.
The secret meaning of my artwork is to pay attention to everything and never be arrogant or ungrateful in life.
Chronos is my sixth artwork from my new collection called "Words".
Chronos was the primordial god of time according to Orphism.
In the Orphic tradition, the unaging Chronos was "engendered" by "earth and water", and produced Aether, Chaos, and an egg. The egg produced the hermaphroditic god Phanes who gave birth to the first generation of gods and is the ultimate creator of the cosmos.
Greco-Roman mosaics depicted Chronos as a man turning the zodiac wheel. He is comparable to the god Aion as a symbol of cyclical time.
The evil eye is a curse from Greek culture that has been passed through many decades and still exists today. While the Egyptian Eye of Horus is a similar symbol of protection and good health, the Greek evil eye talisman specifically protects against malevolent gazes.
The secret message of my artwork is that we can learn to keep time because Chronos doesn't actually exist. This can help us read better our environment and to adapt accordingly.
Keep your eyes open and guard your thoughts. Then negativity will take its place as a powerless force. That is when you will fulfill the purpose you were born to achieve.
Moirai (Fates) is my seventh artwork from my new collection called "Words".
The role of the Moirai was to ensure that every being, mortal and divine, lived out their destiny as it was assigned to them by the laws of the universe.
For mortals, this destiny spanned their entire lives, and was represented as a thread spun from a spindle. Generally, they were considered to be above even the gods in their role as enforcers of fate, although in some representations Zeus is able to command them.
The Fates were originally called Moirai in Ancient Greece. The word moira means “share” or “portion” of something, whether meal, land, or victory spoils (compare this with the English word “merit” from the Latin meritum, “a reward”). By extension, Moirai means “The Apportioners,” the ones who give to each his own (portion of life).
The Fates ruled over Destiny.
The Moirai, usually also known as the Fates of Greek mythology, stand for the idea of destiny in the world of the ancient Greeks.
On the other hand the Tree of Life symbol represents our personal development, uniqueness and individual beauty. Just as the branches of a tree strengthen and grow upwards to the sky, we too grow stronger, striving for greater knowledge, wisdom and new experiences as we move through life. As the Ancient Egyptians say, the Tree of Life explains the divine plan of how people got here and how they should conduct themselves on Earth.
The secret message of my artwork is that we all have a destiny.
Things happen for a reason. We have to hear what the universe says. We will be the creators of our lives.