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Michael Waizman was born in 1966 in a northern Israel town of Migdal Ha’Emek, situated in Galilee. From an early age Michael directed his energy and creative talent towards experimenting with various art forms. Schools hours were spent on sketching, drawing and simple doodling rather than listening to his teachers.

During his twenties, in addition to working as an artist, Michael found a business interest in silk printing techniques which were intended for industrial and commercial purposes. The silk printing techniques, also known as screen printing or serigraphy, have been embraced by many of the major Pop-Art artists such as American artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and others.
With the years, the development of computerized graphics hasprovided many new and exciting opportunities for Michael, opportunities which he embraced as part of his artistic language and artistic form of expression.

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Idealism and Theory of the Forms


Idealism and Theory of the Forms

One of the questions that has faced and continues to face some of the philosophers of the world is ‘What is reality?’ Plato addresses this question in his doctrine, the Theory of Forms. In an attempt to answer this question, he explains what the Forms are and how they affect the way the world is observed. These so-called Forms are the basis of the reality we perceive. The question one must ask him or her self is what are these forms, where do they come from, and how do they affect us as a society.’ A Platonic Form (Idea) is not a thought in someone’s mind but something that exists per se as an immutable part of the structure of reality.’

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This statement is the foundation of Plato’s philosophy. He believed that besides the material world we live in and of which we experience; there is another world, an eternal world of concepts, or Forms. This eternal world is more real than the world we experience through the senses (or Empirical knowledge – knowledge based on our senses), and it is the object of knowledge, pure knowledge, not opinion. What Plato means by the Forms is that they are the essential archetypes of things, having an eternal existence, apprehended by the mind, not the senses, for it is the mind that beholds “real existence, colorless, formless, and intangible, they are behind the way we see the world. In other words, they control the images and ideas that are presented to us.

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