View-Stance-Vision

 

Art has always constituted a need, independent of any social, political, economical surroundings. A need that has never been or ever will be interpreted with logical arguments. Simply because art serves a need to express our soul. Art is an integral part of our necessity to describe every feeling, every thought, every dream, everything rational and irrational our mind can conceive. Art has no frontiers, no definite interpretation.  [...]

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Arts and Civilization

 

Civilization and arts are two notions closely interrelated, as arts constitute typical expressions of civilization in every time period. They constitute the basic factors for the creation of memory products concerning self-knowledge and the perception a nation has about itself and its values.

Arts developed on Greek ground from prehistoric times reaching a climax in the classical period.[...]

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Arts and Civilization

Collection of the Church Museum of Alexandroupolis

 

Introductory Note

An Orthodox byzantine icon, whether it is found in the icon-stand of a room in a house or in a museum hall, with its colour, with the gold background, with the evangelic theme it portrays, or the sinister face, makes you feel two things.

The first thing is that our life is meaningful, when its pleasurable and bitter moments, its comforts and the lack of things shape our [...]

Collection of the Church Museum of Alexandroupolis

Collection of Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity – St. Nektarios

 

...In the 4thcentury Saint Gregorios of Nyssis and Vassileios the Great say the following about icons: Gregorios names the icons «γλωττοφόρον βιβλίον» (a book that has a tongue and speaks) and Vassileios when he occupies himself with speech writers and painters concludes that “the former(speech writers) decorate with words and the latter (painters) engrave (write) with the paintings…

Saint Nektarios Metropolitan Bishop of Pentapoli
“Study of the holy icons” [...]

Collection of Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity – St. Nektarios

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