Ira Tsantekidou painting

Paintings by Ira Tsantekidou

Greek painter Ira Tsantekidou, born in 1967 is an internationally recognized artist. ” It is very rare to discover such a fine and educated artist such as Ira. Her paintings have the most unusual technique and style that I have ever come across. I am sure, that after one has viewed her paintings, the memory of them will stay with one forever.

The artist pays a lot of attention to women and their female flirtations and habits. They are always beautiful and ironic and you will notice that they are always accompanied by either an animal or an object. The use of different materials will make one feel the picture is more of a sculpture than a painting. The reaction of light on the canvass often gives the painting a very lifelike quality. It is amazing how, with the use of earthy, warm metallic and gold colors, the paintings become as romantic as they do interesting, giving an aura of contentment and happiness, therefore making them possible to be displayed in either an office or a lounge.” — J. Forster, London

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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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