Talking about Art’ Subculture and the importance of Art

By Constantinos Parcharidis, Law Student, Democritus University of Thrace (…)

(…) ‘real’ art, the art that serves quality and morality, may help us get away from the nadir of our existence if we really want it. In this ‘battle’ against kitsch and bad taste, art can use its own ‘weapons’ to defend itself, thus demonstrating its significance and importance. We are talking, of course, about spiritual human beings and intellectuals, the truly educated people who are willing to guide the lost sheep to the straight path. Fortunately, these people have not disappeared yet.

Art is a purely social act, an act of society, given that the artist observes and feels the social pulse and then transforms it into an artwork.

Constantinos Parcharidis

(…) Art is a purely social act, an act of society, given that the artist observes and feels the social pulse and then transforms it into an artwork. He gives both himself and others food for thought, awakes consciences and keeps himself ‘awake’ at the same time, approaches the political and social issues from a different perspective and feels the eyes of his fellow human beings looking at him and understanding his anxiety, his joy, his sadness. Thus a work of art is a creation of its time, can express its time and represent everything and everyone around it in an aesthetic way….

(…) It is the result of serious effort, through which one can reach perfection. It is not something ephemeral and easy to absorb. Art is eternal, a universal language that speaks to our soul and brings together people from different cultures but at the same time maintains the national and cultural identity of each and every country or race. What we should also mention is that art can contribute to the rise and progress of a society and often bears witness to the prosperity of a society at a particular time as well. So let us prove to ourselves that we are still people with high values and ideals!