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Kore or a girl from the ancient Greece

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Kore, pencil drawing of a young girl from the ancient Greece

 

This is a pencil drawing I’ve made starting from a Kore statue. These statues  represented young girls, maybe teenagers, maidens (in Greek language kore means maiden). Some say the statues were representations of the goddess Persephone also called Kore while others thing they were just girls that lived by that time in Greece and inspired the sculptors.

About Korinna

I am an artist and a verry sensitive person. I use to draw and paint since I was almost 14. I use to draw and paint all the things I dream of but I can never reach. For me art is the most beautiful way to express my deepest feelings and toughts. By my art I create my own world, the only place where I can be myself.There are many other things to say but I thing my art can describe me better than words

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  1. Actually, a kore was a gift to a goddess. The faithful, instead of giving the goddess a real girl, would give her the statue of one, as beutiful as possible, something like an idealised maiden, probably meant to serve the goddess forever. Besides the pious reason, there was also a more worldly one: expensive statues were a mark of the donor’s status and wealth.

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