The Gallery

Photography by Michael G. Ibsen and Andrew Daneman

standing on the shoulders of giants

 

Standing on the shoulders of giants

REMEMBER TO REMEMBER, WHAT WE DO IN LIFE ECHOES IN ETERNITY!

I’M JUST A MESSENGER AND A SERVANT FOR THE FUTURE!

The birth of a new art form in miniature
and a mystery today

 

a metal

a new medium

a new art form

Beauty

Electrum Ingot
Ionia 700-600 B.C.
Real size: 13,5x8mm

The medium without motif
Ionia 700-600 B.C.
Real size: 5mm

Waves on the sea or on a
river bed?

Ionia 700-600 B.C.
Real size: 9mm

The nymph Larissa
Thessaly 356-342 B.C.
Real size: 20mm

The most important art form in ancient times and the source of inspiration for Apollo to Apollo

a metal

Electrum Ingot
Ionia 700-600 B.C.
Real size: 13,5x8mm

a new medium

The medium without motif
Ionia 700-600 B.C.
Real size: 5mm

a new art form

Waves on the sea or on a river bed?
Ionia 700-600 B.C.
Real size: 9mm

Beauty

The nymph Larissa
Thessaly 356-342 B.C.
Real size: 20mm

The most important art form in ancient times and the source of inspiration for Apollo to Apollo

J.W. von Goethe, 1787

The nymph Arethusa
Greek Late Classical 320-300 B.C.

“From these drawers shines a never-ending spring, even stronger than before, of flowers and fruits of art from a sector which is feared by our higher senses. The gloss of the Sicilian cities, which are now gone, shines fresh again from these shaped pieces of metal.”

Quote by J. W. von Goethe:
Collection of Prinzen Torremuzza in Palermo the 12th April 1787.
Translation H. B. Andersen, Autumn 2015.

Remember to remember

The Future meets the Past in the Present

 

The Janiform head and the god Janus was a source of inspiration for “Apollo to Apollo”. A face to the past and a face to the future.
The history is our roots. Without understanding and respect for our history there is no future.
The first month of each year, January is named after Janus and should remind us of the wisdom of the god Janus. “Remember to Remember!”

Rama King Nash 2014
interpretation of “Janiform head”

Janiform head with Zeus and Hera?
Greek Hellenistic approx. 100-70 B.C.

Germany 1800

Rama King Nash 2014
interpretation of “Janiform head”

Janiform head with Zeus and Hera?
Greek Hellenistic approx. 100-70 B.C.

Germany 1800

Tree of life

Rama King Nash 2014, interpretation of “The Tree of Life. Copyright © 2020 Apollo to Apollo. All rights reserved

Rama King Nash 2014
Interpretation of “The Tree of Life”

Rama King Nash 2014, interpretation of “The Tree of Life. Copyright © 2020 Apollo to Apollo. All rights reserved

Oak? Tree with roots and heart below
Celtic approx. 100 B.C.

Rama King Nash 2014, interpretation of “The Tree of Life. Copyright © 2020 Apollo to Apollo. All rights reserved

Der edle baum verbreite schirm und fruchte
Germany 1800

Every dime and every second spent on history and art is a fertilizer for the tree of life

Creativity and beauty

An optical illusion
Greek Classical Approx. 454-427 B.C.
Real size: 6 mm

“This image is one of the most enigmatic and surprising in all of Ancient Greek Art. When looking at the two intertwined female faces the eyes simply can’t seem to relax as the brain is constantly trying to “get the picture”. It is possibly best described as a puzzle picture and predates the artistic genre of “Op art” (represented by Vasarely, Escher, Reuterswärd et al.) with almost two and a half millenia. The deeper idea of the image seems to elude us today but studying the Art of the Ancient Greeks it is however clear that they never created anything just to show off, but always strived to combine beauty with meaning.”

Quote by Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner A/S, Mr. Michael Fornitz September 2017

EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION OR DEGENERATION OR ?

 

APOLLO

Greek Early Classical 450-440 B.C. 

Celtic approx. 250 years later

HERAKLES WITH LION SKIN

Greek Late Classical approx. 334-323 B.C.

Celtic approx. 200 years later

ZEUS ON HIS THRONE

Greek Late Classical approx. 334-323 B.C.

Celtic approx. 200 years later

FEMALE RUNNING OR DANCING

Greek Classical approx. 410-390 B.C.

Celtic approx. 300 years later

HARPY

Greek Early Archaic approx. 600-550 B.C.

Celtic approx. 500 years later