Κυριακή, 22 Ιουλίου 2012

Maria Filopoulou -- Ancient pool, Ierapolis

























Maria Filopoulou  Born in 1964 in Athens.
She studied painting in Paris at the Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts under Leonardo Cremonini, during the period 1984-1988. Continued with postgraduate studies at the same school, with a schol­ar­ship of the French Government, during the period 1988-1989 (lithography under 
Αbraham Hadad).
Her works are to be found in the National Gallery, in the Greek Parliament, and in private museums and collections in Greece and abroad.



Hierapolis (Greek: Ἱεράπολις 'holy city') was the ancient Greco-Roman city which sat on top of hot springs located in south western Turkey near Denizli.
Hierapolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BCE, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.
The great baths were constructed with huge stone blocks without the use of cement, and consisted of various closed or open sections linked together. There are deep niches in the inner section of the bath, library, gymnasium and other closed or open locations. The complex, which was constructed in the 2nd century BCE, constitutes a good example of vault type architecture. The complex is now an archaeological museum.


http://www.mariafilopoulou.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariafilopoulou/5584225513/in/photostream/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierapolis