The formidable Parthenon Sculptures, so brutally dislodged by Lord Elgin from 1801 to 1812, constitute a unique case since they depict the dismemberment of a whole monument and not of a stand-alone work of art.The Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands and its President and Member of the Executive board of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and associations (WFUCA), Mr Ioannis Maronitis, aiming to raise public awareness and sensitize the global community concerning the importance and fairness of the return of the sculptures, held an international convention on the following issue: “The Acropolis; a Unique World Cultural Heritage Monument, the return of the Sculptures”. During the convention, we were glad to present the official premiere of the “Ode for the return of the marbles” by the composer Mr. Zorze Katris. A symphonic, choral hymn, based on the correlation between Pythagorean math and the lexarithms of the Ancient Greek alphabet. The golden ratio (φ) of the Hymn, characterizes the Parthenon’s architecture.
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“ARTISTIC” VANDALISM OF THE PARTHENON SCULPTURES
Attending the childbirth of the goddess Athena, Dionysus, wearing colorful shorts, holding a ladies bag and having a flower on his ear, enjoys himself taking selfie photos with his mobile. Cecrops, dressed like hippies, Ilissos wearing women’s accessories and next Kalliroi with her iphone, are watching the dispute between Poseidon and Athena for the Athens city.
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Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands organizes The International Conference: “ACROPOLIS – A Unique World Heritage Monument – The Return of the Marbles”. The conference is under the aegis of Melina Mercouri Foundation, the World Federation of Clubs, Centres and Associations UNESCO (WFUCA), the European Federation of Clubs, Centres and Associations of UNESCO (EFUCA) and the Greek Section of ICOMOS. It occurs on Monday, October 6, 2014 in “ATHINAIS” Cultural Center at Kerameikos. Mr Pandelis Kapsis, reporter and ex Minister will coordinate. The aim of the conference is to strengthen the awareness of the local community about the cultural importance of the return of the Parthenon’s sculptures.
The Conference will be introduced by the Vice President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA) and President of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands Mr Ioannis Maronitis.