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Woman of Cyprus

An exhibition tracing the historical journey of the woman of Cyprus. The exhibits are displayed in chronological order, from the mythological era up to the present times. It begins from the imaginative period of the polytheism and goddess Aphrodite (Venus), the favoured figure for many artists.

It continues through to the changing fortunes of Cyprus, under the many powerful aggressors and the difficult and extremely demanding situations faced by the inhabitants. These were the conditions under which a woman in Cyprus had to endure, survive and sustain the island nation.

The artistic works displayed are original and were produced through many centuries by many artists, of many nations. The creation of these works vary in technique and style and reflect the period of their production. Historical events, royalty, costumed figures and famous women of merit, spanning the centuries, associated with Cyprus are displayed. Oils on canvas, watercolours, engravings, lithographs, old photographs and related books and documents are brought together to explore the journey of the woman of Cyprus.

All the exhibits are selected from the Nicolas Collection.