Alexandra Manukyan painting

Surrealist paintings by Alexandra Manukyan

Alexandra Manukyan was born and raised in Armenia. She graduated from Fine Art College, and subsequently State Pedagogical University, where she majored in Teaching...
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Anastasia Kustova watercolor painting

Watercolor paintings by Anastasia Kustova

Designer, musician and versatile creator Anastasia Kustova, comes from Russia. An engineer and tool maker by education, she impresses today with her unique watercolor...
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Sophie Wilkins painting

Paintings by Sophie Wilkins

Canadian artist Sophie Wilkins has been dedicated to her art since 2003. Passionate about drawing since childhood, she now uses different mediums, such as...
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Rubén Belloso Painting

Realistic Paintings by Rubén Belloso

Rubén Belloso, a Spanish pastel painter, was born in 1986 in Seville. His realistic, already hyper-realistic paintings, take us to another world, into a...
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Kuan Yin-Goddess of Mercy

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Beauty | Reflection of the Divine

What is beauty? Why does beauty attract us so much? Neoplatonism is based upon an axiomatic presupposition that the world that we experience through our senses is not the real world. Behind it lies something that is more real than it is, which in turn, is based upon something that is still even more real than it, so that the Most Real is quite removed from what we ordinarily experience. It is a theme found in ancient Greek philosophy and in numerous Hindu writers throughout the centuries. It is a theme of great historical importance in the intellectual history of the West, and India, and one that is not inconsistent with, and is even relatively amenable to, the major ideologies of the Greeks, Indians, Hebrews, Romans, Christians and Muslims.One distinctive feature of the Neoplatonic interpretation of this theme is a mapping or ranking of reality into a series of levels of reality so that anything at any given lower level is only relatively real. It can be concretely real as an individual thing while also being real as a lower level of something of a higher level.

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