Victoria Stoyanova painting

Paintings by Victoria Stoyanova

Born on May 23, 1968 in Sofia (Bulgaria), talented artist Victoria Stoyanova has created a gallery of fantasy paintings reflecting the mystery of female beauty. According to her biography, before starting her artistic career in 1997 Victoria worked very successfully as a fashion designer. In her colorful paintings she...
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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...
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Ricardo Sanz painting

Paintings by Ricardo Sanz

Ricardo Sanz is a San Sebastián painter. His work is contemporary figurative style. His artistic vocation was forged through his grandfather, owner of the Art Gallery La Perfecta in which he met the great artists of the painting: Sorolla, Zuloaga, Vázquez Diaz, etc.
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Gianni Strino painting

Paintings by Gianni Strino

Gianni Strino was born in Naples in 1953. From an early age he immediately demonstrated his great passion for drawing and painting, inherited from his great-grandfather sculptor, and received his first award by winning a national school drawing competition at the age of seven and subsequently a scholarship from...
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Kuan Yin-Goddess of Mercy

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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.’

Allegory of the cave
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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