The Gallerist is a passion project that celebrates the beauty and complexity of contemporary art, as well as the timeless wisdom of ancient philosophy and mythology. With a focus on idealism of ancient Greece, the website also offers a selected collection of stunning works by some of today’s most talented artists.
The mission is to showcase the power of art to inspire, challenge, and transform, and to foster a deeper understanding of the rich cultural heritage that has shaped our world. As a non-profit and non-commercial platform, the website relies on the support of visitors to keep it running and to bring these amazing artists and ideas to a wider audience. If you enjoy the site and want to help keep it running, please consider donating. Every penny helps keep the lights on and the content flowing.
Contemporary art is a vibrant and diverse field that celebrates the creativity and individuality of artists in our modern world. Today’s artists are influenced by a multitude of cultural, social, and technological factors, and their work reflects the complexities of our ever-changing world. Instead of simply following traditional themes or catering to the tastes of patrons, contemporary artists explore new materials, techniques, concepts, and subjects.
They use their art to express their own unique perspectives, experiences, and interests, often incorporating current events, political issues, and global trends. By embracing diverse influences and breaking boundaries, contemporary art provides a rich and constantly evolving reflection of our world today.
The website was initially created as a personal blog focused on the themes of art, philosophy, and mythology. The site has since evolved into a platform that showcases the work of over 300 talented artists, with new artists being added regularly.
The Gallerist And Traditional Art
Traditional art refers to art forms that are created using traditional tools and materials, such as paint, brushes, canvas, paper, clay, and stone. Traditional art can take many forms, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and more.
The Gallerist feature a diverse range of artwork created using traditional techniques and mediums, including charcoal, oil paint, and watercolor. If you appreciate the beauty and skill of traditional art, you'll find plenty to admire and enjoy on the website.
All cultures — be they prehistoric, ancient, medieval, or modern; Eastern, Western, religious, or secular — have had their own unique schools of philosophy, arrived at through both inheritance and through independent discovery. Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood.
From epic tales to profound thoughts
The Gallerist, is also exploring the fascinating realms of philosophy and mythology. The focus is on ancient Greek philosophy, particularly on the concept of Idealism, as well as Greek mythology. But what are philosophy and mythology, you might ask? Philosophy is the study of fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. “Philosophia” is the ancient Greek word for the “love of wisdom”.
What is Mythology?
The word Mythology itself is derived from the Greek word “mythos”, meaning story of people, and “logos” which is the Greek term translated as “word,” “speech,” “principle,” or “thought” or even as the foundation of existence. Mythology deals with the myths and legends of various cultures and civilizations, exploring the stories and symbols that have shaped our understanding of the world around us.
Myths are specific accounts of gods or superhuman beings involved in extraordinary events or circumstances in a time that is unspecified but which is understood as existing apart from ordinary human experience.
If you’ve ever pondered the meaning of life, the nature of reality, or the intricacies of human behavior and society, then you’ve already engaged with philosophy and mythology in some form. All cultures have uniquely expressed their beliefs and values through timeless fables. Let us delve deeper into these captivating subjects and discover new perspectives on the human experience.