There are currents of idealism throughout Indian philosophyancient and modern. Hindu idealism often takes the form of monism or non-dualismespousing the view that a unitary consciousness is the essence or meaning of the phenomenal reality and plurality. Buddhist idealism on the other hand is more epistemic and is not a metaphysical monism, which Buddhists consider eternalistic and hence not the middle way between extremes espoused by the Buddha. This sukta espouses panentheism by presenting cosmic being Purusha as both pervading all universe and yet being transcendent to it.
This year, rather than staging another installment of our highly popular Contemporary Realism exhibition, we invited Shannon Robinson to curate a show in conjunction with ours. We have a long relationship with Shannon as a collector, a patron of the arts, and through her work with Windows to the Divine, a charity organization that hosts events in which many Gallery artists participate each year.
To be in the renaissance of something is to be in midst of the culturally rich, diverse, and exciting, and in the instance of this exhibition that notion cannot be truer.
The Renaissance of Realism celebrates a wide range of ideas through the eyes of a multitude of artists, from those just starting out to the well-established.
Realism within this exhibition is depicted in varying degrees, from hyper-real to semi-abstract, and each artist brings their own ideas and perspective to the table. No two pieces are the same, the subject matter is abundant and widely expansive, yet they seamlessly meld together within the exhibition.
By taking the time to recognize the vast and rich field of realism in painting, one can glean a sense of the ideas presented by each artist. Some works deal with older themes like vanitas but with a contemporary twist Anthony Waichulisothers present a more apocalyptic tone David Cheifetzand some remain in the realm of the figurative but push it to otherworldly extremes Vincent Xeus.
There is a plethora of subject matter present within this exhibition, dozens of ideas to digest, and even more to speculate about. All this to say that there is so much happening within the genre of realism that it cannot be neatly categorized. Historically the Renaissance was a period of creative innovation and cultural magnificence and, by using that term to categorize the exhibition, the curators have carefully chosen artists whose work reflects those same ideals.
The work within this show highlights the important role each of these artists have in the painterly realm of realism. With such a wide range of imagery and subject matter, as viewers we are left with much to mull over and speculate about for a long time to come.
Participating artists curated by Gallery Participating artists curated by Shannon Robinson: An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 13th from 7: At their national symposiums, art lovers will view art, learn about collecting, and engage in a national dialogue about the direction of art and what collectors can do to promote the vocation of the artist.
The public is invited to view the exhibition during gallery hours from November 13 - December 5. More information on the National Symposium:Realism was a distinct current in 20th-century art and usually stemmed either from artists’ desire to present more honest, searching, and unidealized views of everyday life or from their attempts to use art as a vehicle for social and political criticism.
Gallery is proud to present The Renaissance of Realism, a group exhibition in two parts, presented in collaboration with Windows to the Divine, Collectors for Connoisseurship, and Shannon Robinson.
Idealism vs. Realism. There are various definitions of “idealism” and “realism.” The definitions I will be considering are these: Idealism: behavior or thought based on a conception of things as they should be, or as one would wish them to be, with a tendency to be imaginary or visionary.
Links / Idealism, Realism Philosophy. Metaphysics: Scientific Language for Describing Reality - Deducing Reality - Science Principles, Scientific Method. A New Metaphysical Foundation for Science - On Space and Motion rather than Space and Time - Wave Motion of Space Causes Matter, Time and Forces.
Fideisms Judaism is the Semitic monotheistic fideist religion based on the Old Testament's ( BCE) rules for the worship of Yahweh by his chosen people, the children of Abraham's son Isaac (c BCE)..
Zoroastrianism is the Persian monotheistic fideist religion founded by Zarathustra (cc BCE) and which teaches that good must be chosen over evil in order to achieve salvation.
Idealism is a focus on the ideal, that which is perfect and uncorrupted. For the idealist, ideas are the true reality. This way of thinking in large part comes from Plato, who conceived of a special plane of existence in which every idea has a pure and perfect form.