The exhibition features the best entries of the National Competition on Visual Culture for Secondary School students invited applications by the Ministry of Human Capacities and organized by the Educational Authority.
People have depicted monsters as long as they have had fears - that is, since the beginning of time. By giving them shape, they can face up to them and fight them. Human imagination has been inhabited for millennia by wolfmen, dog-headed gods, aliens, trolls, giants, devils, demons and vampires. From the outset, their forms have been a mix of the imagined and the experienced: they are hybrid beings constructed from known forms (animals, plants). They have journeyed from the stories of archaic myths, through fairy tales, and from examples of fine art to the illustrations of children’s books.