Nicole Roumelioti painting

Paintings by Nicole Roumelioti

Nicole Roumelioti, a young artist from Greece, showcases life on canvas through the purity and beauty of the male and female body. Her style is Realism, mostly in black and white with a domain red element that signifies each painting.

Her work ‘Temptation’ was awarded first prize at the 2011 Saatchi Online Showdown Scope New York International Competition out of 3,500 participants and is part of the exhibition in Brighton. She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts and Technology from the Middlesex University, London. She has undertaken several private commissions, lives and works in Athens, Greece.

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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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