LOOKING IN THE PAST WITH HOPE FOR THE FUTURE!!

BEING AN OPTIMIST AND A TRUE BELIEVER IN THE CULTURE OF HELLENES INSPIRED ZENETZIS AND HIS ART!!

THE WORLD OF ZENETZIS ART, OUR WORLD OF HOPE!!

IN THE OASIS OF ART CREATION OF TODAY FROM NIHILISTIC VIEWS, TO HOPELESS ABSTRACTION, FROM RICHTER’S NEGATIVE VIEW OF THE WORLD HE GREW UP IN DEFEATED GERMANY TO ABSTRACTION IN DEFIANCE OF HUMAN IMAGES, VASILIS ZENETZIS ( 1935-2016)  STOOD HIGH, BELIEVING IN HIS ART, INSPIRED BY THE PAST OF ANCIENT GREECE AND CHRISTIANITY AND DELIVERING TO OUR WORLD, A MESSAGE OF HOPE, A MESSAGE OF THERE IS FUTURE, IF WE LOOK TO THE PAST FOR INSPIRATION AND WAY FORWARD. NATION AND RELIGION HAND IN HAND MADE HIS PATH INTO ART A WAY OF CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF ANCIENT GREECE, CHRISTIANITY AND TODAY’S WORLD THAT HAS ALREADY SCULPTED A WAY FORWARD, A POSITIVE FULL OF HOPE WAY FORWARD.

LOOKING CLOSELY AT WHAT HE DELIVERED AS AN ART AND AS A CONTENT, ONE CANNOT ESCAPE THE STRONG MESSAGES OF BELIEVING IN HISTORY, IN THE ROOTS OF ANCIENT INHERITANCE TO OUR DAYS. CLASSICAL GREECE, ROMAN TIMES, CHRISTIAN TIMES AND MODERN ARE ALL PRESENT IN HIS WORK AND MESSAGE TO TODAY’S HUMANITY WHICH IS EVIDENTLY LOST IN THE MESS OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY NOW. THE MESSAGES ARE VERY POWERFUL, THE IMAGES ARE VERY POWERFUL AND AS HE SAID ON MANY OCCASIONS TO ME

 

” I PAINT AND SING GREECE”

 

ZENETZIS MIGHT HAVE NEVER THOUGHT OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF WHAT HE SAID AT THE TIME BUT TODAY, THINKING ABOUT WHAT CAME OUT OF HIS HEART AND SOUL, I UNDERSTAND FULLY WHY HE WAS SUCH A PASSIONATE HELLENE, SUCH A POWERFUL HUMAN BEING NOT ONLY THROUGH HIS ART BUT ALSO THROUGH HIS SINGING LIKE SO MANY CRETANS HAVE DONE BEFORE HIM. YES, HE WAS NOT EL GRECO, BUT HE WAS AS PASSIONATE AS HIS IDOLS EL GRECO AND VAN GOGH.

MY OWN MESSAGE TODAY AS A GREEK, A HELLENE WHO IS PROUD OF THE HERITAGE AND CULTURE OF 4000 YEARS IS SIMPLE AND VERY POSITIVE:

ART OF THIS KIND IS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE IT IS INSPIRED BY THE PAST!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

PETER CONSTANT

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