When many people think of art, they might think of the great masterpieces made in years long gone by. The art of recent years and the present day is referred to as Contemporary Art. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world. Their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that continue the challenging of boundaries that was already well underway in the 20th century. While artists of the past were often influenced by religion, mythology, and the demands of their paying patrons; today’s artists can be inspired by much more and the work often grows out of their own interests or expressions of self. Often the work may reflect their own culture, including current political climates and popular trends. However, with the ability to travel broadly and integrate much more than what is seen in their immediate world, art is increasingly global and diverse in its themes.
Traditional Art and featured artists
Traditional art is made using physical conventional media such as pencils, charcoal, oil paints, clay, and such. The website started as a personal blog out of love for art, philosophy and mythology. Currently, more than 300 artists are featured on the site, and their number usually increases every week. The artistic styles presented are most often realism, surrealism and fantasy art. To see all the artists, visit the category of featured artists.
The Gallerist And Traditional Art
The term “art” is an umbrella term that encompasses many different types of creative expressions, which can vary in appearance and format. Digital art is created by digital means and not traditional means such as brushstrokes on canvas or metal sheeting for sculptures. On the other hand, traditional art may include any medium that does not involve computers.
All cultures — be they prehistoric, ancient, medieval, or modern; Eastern, Western, religious, or secular — have had their own unique schools of philosophy, arrived at through both inheritance and through independent discovery.
Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood.
From epic tales to profound thoughts
The Gallerist is also dedicated to philosophy and mythology. In general, the philosophy of ancient Greece, specifically Idealism as well as Greek mythology. But what is philosophy and mythology anyway? If you’ve ever wondered whether God exists, whether life has purpose, whether beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what makes actions right or wrong, or whether a law is fair or just, or what is all this human drama about…then you’ve thought about philosophy.
Philosophy is the study of underlying things. This means philosophy tries to understand the reasons or basis for things. It also tries to understand how things should be or could be. “Philosophia” is the ancient Greek word for the “love of wisdom”.
What is Mythology?
The word Mythology itself is derived from the Greek word “mythos”, meaning story of people, and “logos” which is the Greek term translated as “word,” “speech,” “principle,” or “thought.” In Greek philosophy, it also referred to a universal, divine reason or the mind of God. The study of these stories of creation, good versus evil, life and death, god and the afterlife is Mythology. All cultures have uniquely expressed their beliefs and values through timeless fables.
Myths are specific accounts of gods or superhuman beings involved in extraordinary events or circumstances in a time that is unspecified but which is understood as existing apart from ordinary human experience. Many societies group their myths, legends, and history together, considering myths and legends to be true accounts of their remote past.