MYOTRAGUS BALEARICUS


MYOTRAGUS BALEARICUS

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The Myotragus Balearicus is the only known domestic and extinct species in the world. The most recent testimonies of their presence in Mallorca date from 2030-170 BC.

The Myotragus Balearicus was a mammal, endemic to Mallorca.

It was discovered in 1909 by paleontologist Dorothea Bate. It is the largest mammal on the islands, similar to the gazelle, which belonged to the antelope group.

The name of Myotragus comes from the Greek and means “goat-rat”. It is estimated that this mammal arrived in Mallorca when the islands were still attached to the continental shelf, more than five million years ago.

Once the islands were separated from the mainland, their ancestors became isolated, found no major predators to threaten them, and evolved differently from those outside the islands, adapting perfectly to the insular habitat.

Both males and females had two small horns, fine and sharp, which, starting from the forehead, elongated towards the back.

The Myotragus Balearicus was rather small in size, about 50 centimeters tall and about 10-12 kilos in weight.

In the absence of other predators in his environment, his locomotor system adapted to running very little, his movements slowed down and he lost the ability to jump.

His ocular system underwent variations, the position of his eyes was frontal, he always looked forward, since in the absence of other competitors, he did not need to take precautions of possible dangers that could come from the sides.

All these morphological changes were negative for their evolution, since they facilitated their capture by man when he colonized the Balearic Islands.

The remains of this animal have been found next to human objects or bones, which shows that man lived with this animal and domesticated it, surely, extinct it from the islands to feed.

In May 2010 a group of paleontologists carried out a new and fruitful expedition in the Cova des Pas de Vallgornera (Llucmajor),in which the 65 kilometers surveyed have already been reached, discovering in an isolated gallery called «Tragus» the oldest preserved complete skeleton of Myotragus, about two million years old, belonging to a missing link in the evolutionary chain of the «goat -rata» between Myotragus antiquus and Myotragus kopperi.

EXHIBITIONS IN THE SMALL HALL OF ARTEARTESANIA


EXHIBITIONS IN THE SMALL HALL OF ARTEARTESANIA

ARTEARTESANIA RE-opens the Small Room to Exhibitions of “Contemporary Jewelry” or “Art in small format”

The idea with the exhibitions is to enable Artisans/Contemporary Artists to show their work, through an Exhibition in Sóller.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS:

DORA GOOD (intervention of the Small Room year 2007)

Inauguration of the ALBERTO MIGUEL Exhibition

arteartesania Escultura 5 - Alberto Miguel

 

2017 – BORIS JAKOV – Exhibition of silver pieces cast in Cuttlefish

Questions about the format and conditions.

This exhibition occurs through a collaboration whose costs are assumed by ARTEARTESANIA (Space rental, attention during the Expo, light, posters, etc.) and that the Exhibitor shares by donating at the end of the Expo, a Piece (of an estimated value of PVP €300.00) which becomes the Gallery’s Artwork Fund.

These Exhibitions are a way to “introduce” the artisans who will be part of the ArteArtesania staff. (as happened with Ramon Puig, Silvia Walz, Judy Mc Caig, Yukiko Kitahara, etc)

At the end of the Expo we would like to have a sample of your pieces that were exhibited, so that they have their space and market them during the season (some of them will also be for sale during the Expo in the online shop on the website, at At first, the pieces that remain after the Expo will go to the web shop)

How many days does an exhibition last?

The Exhibitions last 2 or 3 weeks (to be agreed with each Artist)

There are three days prior to Assembly and 1 day after to disassemble

At least one month in advance, we require photographs and texts, curriculum, etc. of the Artist/Craftsman that allow us to prepare a presentation of the expo, as well as the name of the exhibition if it is specific to the occasion, with technical characteristics of the work, as well as other information that serves as an introduction to the exhibited work

What is the % of the sale, which remains the Gallery?

Here then there are two parts.

The first While the Expo lasts and for all the exhibited pieces, the Gallery keeps 33% of the PVP, (without VAT), that is, in cash sales, there are two parts for the Artist, one part for the Gallery, Yes the customer wants an Invoice or pays by card, we increase the 21% VAT, which is collected and kept by the store to pay later.

The second, Once the exhibition is over and the pieces go to the Store (the group of pieces that we agree on can be on consignment this season), they are left in equal conditions as the rest of the suppliers, on the cost price, it is recharged 50% plus VAT

Is there an “Opening”? Does the gallery pay these expenses?

If we open on a Friday there are two and a half hours from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. of vernissage and then from 10:30 p.m. the inauguration usually continues with a celebration in the courtyard / Workshop with live music (some group of local musicians ) and from 10:30 p.m., there is a small bar with drinks…

If the Exhibitor has a preference for some type of Opening in particular, we can agree on it…

Is there a promotional poster? The cost is borne by the gallery?

If posters and postcards are made to leave in hotels, the cost of which is assumed by ARTEARTESANIA

How is the return of what has not been sold?

At the end of the Expo, if the Exhibitor does not reside in Mallorca and cannot collect the pieces, we can agree to send those that have neither been sold nor remain in the Gallery, by transport agency.

 

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EXPOSICIÓN  “CERAMICAS”  DORA GOOD


EXPOSICIÓN  “CERAMICAS”  DORA GOOD

Dora Good es una ceramista afincada en Deia, un pequeño pueblo de la Tramontana en la isla de Mallorca.

Realiza piezas únicas, todo el proceso es manual. 

Todas sus piezas están elaboradas con arcillas de gres y acabadas con esmaltes de alta combustión o técnicas primitivas, como la cocción negra. 

La inspiración para sus diseños proviene de su entorno; Su trabajo es una búsqueda para expresar el equilibrio de la naturaleza, de la perfección imperfecta.

Encuentro todo el proceso de transformación de la tierra en un objeto de belleza, ya sea ornamental o funcional, completamente cautivador.

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