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Sculptures of the yard of Museum of Byzantine Culture

Abstract sculptures in red and black at the yard of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    2001 They were placed on June 14, as part of an exhibition by the sculptor, who eventually donated the sculptures to the Museum of Byzantine Culture.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

At the entrances of the Museum of Byzantine Culture we see two sculptures by Giorgos Tsaras, one in a horizontal and the other in a vertical arrangement. They consist of geometric shapes in red and black, which compose two constructions with plasticity. The black shapes are penetrated by a red metal strip in the shape of a ribbon. The sculptures often fall victim to tagging.

What I can't see

The sculptures are called “Gates”. This name is probably not accidental. It is probably inspired by the sculptures’ placement at the gates of the museum. At the same time, contemporary art “converses” with the museum’s antiquities.


Orfanidis D., (2016), Υπαίθρια Γλυπτά της Θεσσαλονίκης, παράμετροι υποβάθμισης και φθοράς των υλικών τους, Διπλωματική Εργασία, [Outdoor Sculptures of Thessaloniki, parameters of degradation and wear of their materials], A.U.Th.