Contribution to Art
A famous Painter of Thessaloniki
Teaching Art in schools and artistic institutions
Developing the artistic spirit in young generation
Writing is another occupation of Vasilis. He is the illustrator of seven books, six of which entitled “Αesthetics Education” for the six classes of the primary school and one entitled “Teaching of first writing and numbering” for the nursery school. With clever exercises and quizzes, a young child learns and at the same time enjoys his/her first steps in Art. Ιn this way, Vasilis proves his belief that Art is a fundamental pillar in our education even from the early years of our life.
Disseminating Art through educational and cultural channels
Vasilis Bottas believes in the educational role of the Art: Art should be spread in all aspects of life; people should see it, learn about it, admire it and love it. Thus, he never hesitated to donate paintings, if possible relevant to the nature and character of each institution, becoming a famous painter of Thessaloniki.
Exceptional works, some of them of huge dimensions decorate rooms in the War Museum of Thessaloniki (“Destroyers Spetses and Psara”), in the Aristotelio College (“Aristoteles and Alexander”), AHEPA Hospital (“Jesus cures the sick”), Vafopouleio Cultural Center (“Landscape”), in the premises of the Αssociation of Painters of Thessaloniki and Northern Greece (“Troy”), in Kavala Association of Thessaloniki (“Old Kavala”) and many others. Ιn the photos, you can see his donation in the Aristotle College and in War Museum.
Expressing Art in a different way
Have you ever though how our world could be without painting and poetry? A painter and a poet, the two characters in Vasilis Bottas’ world of Caricatures represent two misunderstood arts : no matter their efforts to diffuse culture and knowledge, their values and their importance cannot find their place in modern societies with their fake messages.
With sarcasm, Vasilis describes the adventures of his two heroes, who, though humble and poor remain loyal to their arts. In this way, Vasilis passes his message: many professionals prosper thanks to art, from colour and wood companies to galleries, all of them at the expense of the artists, the majority of whose are obliged to sale-off. Two exhibitions of Caricatures took place and one more is one the way.
Vasilis Bottas does not limit his need for expression. Ardent writer, he wrote several small sarcastic stories in the same vain: he shows us his worries about the current status of Art in our life, he stands for artists and their efforts to gain what they deserve. His style is direct, strict, he makes no bones : no talented people are called “artists” thanks to publishing and promotion, “nouveau riches” pretends to know Art, politicians give fake promises for boosting Art and supporting artists. Vasilis’ texts have been published to newspapers.