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Wood sculpture of Metsovo
Wood sculpture of Gorgopotamos

14/11/2006
Generally in relation to the wood sculptors from Metsovo, Gorgopotamos and the surrounding areas


We can state with certainty that Metsovo, Tournovo, Pogoniane, Pramanda, Chionades and Moschopolis, were centres in wood sculpture from a very early time. This has also been confirmed by the fact that we have already encountered wood sculptured works in these regions from the 16th century.

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21/03/2007
Geographic map of Ioannina Prefecture with the works of Metsovo and Tournovo wood sculptors


Geographic map of Ioannina Prefecture with the works of Metsovo and Tournovo wood sculptors

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14/11/2006
The work and living conditions


The working conditions for the wood sculptors were certainly not good. From the cutting of the suitable timber, its transportation, its time consuming and laborious preparation and processing, as well as their journeys and the compulsory migration, we can imagine how difficult their life must have been.

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14/11/2006
Their Social Position


In relation to their social status, especially for the master craftsmen, we may assert with authority that they were given respect by all, even by the Turks, since they were careful with their work, conscientious and good professionals...

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14/11/2006
Myths and traditions that have developed around the name of certain wood sculptors and their art


On many occasions certain «myths» also developed around the life of the renowned master taliadoroi. These are mainly concerned with their passion for the work, their excellent knowledge, their talent and their artistry.

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14/11/2006
Matters pertaining to the works, the designs and the agreements that they signed


Usually the master craftsman, who was the eldest, drew and guarded the designs, applied the «finishing touches» to the work and negotiated the agreements for the assumption of the job.

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14/11/2006
The agreements


We refer as an example to the agreement that was signed in the year 1659 between the curates at the church of Phaneromeni in Zakynthos and the Cretan wood sculptor Manios Manganiaris, in which we observe the remittance of 1/3 of the consideration for the iconostasis as a deposit...

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