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Remedios Varo: Life and Career

By |2020-07-08T19:31:45+03:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Remedios Varo Uranga was a Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist working in Spain, France, and Mexico. Remedios Varo was born in Anglès, a small town in the province of Girona (Catalonia), in northeast Spain, in 1908. Her mother named Varo in honor of the Virgen de los [...]

An Introduction to Symbolism Art Movement

By |2020-07-07T03:20:54+03:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, Symbolism originates with the 1857 publication of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, which Baudelaire admired greatly and translated [...]

Top 14 Gabrielle Roth Quotes

By |2020-06-26T01:57:06+03:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Gabrielle Roth was an American dancer and musician in the world music and trance dance genres, with a special interest in shamanism. Born in San Francisco, Gabrielle Roth was originally inspired to dance, aged seven, by seeing a ballerina through the window of a dance [...]

An Introduction to Tribal Art

By |2020-04-12T10:22:49+03:00April 12th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Tribal art is the visual arts and material culture of indigenous peoples. Also known as non-Western art or ethnographic art, or, controversially, primitive art, tribal art have historically been collected by Western anthropologists, private collectors, and museums, particularly ethnographic and natural history museums. The term [...]

Fela Kuti – The Father of Afrobeat Music

By |2020-03-19T16:19:16+03:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, also professionally known as Fela Kuti, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. At the height of his popularity, Fela Kuti was referred to as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music [...]

The Eight Immortals in Chinese Mythology

By |2020-02-27T04:27:05+03:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , |

The Eight Immortals are a group of legendary xian ("immortals") in Chinese mythology. Each immortal's power can be transferred to a vessel that can bestow life or destroy evil. Together, these eight vessels are called the "Covert Eight Immortals". Most of them are said to [...]

An Introduction to Fantastic Art

By |2020-02-16T02:16:02+03:00February 16th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Fantastic art is a broad and loosely defined art genre. It is not restricted to a specific school of artists, geographical location or historical period. Fantastic art can be characterized by subject matter – which portrays non-realistic, mystical, mythical or folkloric subjects or events – [...]

Zuni Fetishes – Contemporary Native American Art

By |2020-01-05T01:29:20+03:00January 5th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Zuni fetishes are small carvings made from various materials by the Zuni people. Zuni fetishes have traditionally served a ceremonial purpose for their creators and depict animals and icons integral to their culture. As a form of contemporary Native American art, they are sold with secular [...]

Origami: The Art of Paper Folding

By |2019-12-24T01:50:54+03:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , |

Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet [...]

Pablo Amaringo – A Shaman Visionary Artist

By |2019-12-22T03:02:48+03:00December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Pablo Amaringo was a Peruvian artist, renowned for his intricate, colorful depictions of his visions from drinking the entheogenic plant brew ayahuasca. Pablo Amaringo was first brought to the West's attention by Dennis McKenna and Luis Eduardo Luna, who met Pablo in Pucallpa while traveling [...]