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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 [...]

Natya Shastra: A Sanskrit Text on the Performing Arts

By |2019-10-20T02:47:42+03:00October 20th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Natya Shastra is a Sanskrit text on the performing arts. The text is attributed to sage Bharata Muni, and its first complete compilation is dated to between 200 BCE and 200 CE, but estimates vary between 500 BCE and 500 CE. The text consists [...]

Totem Poles – A Type of Pacific Northwest Coast Art

By |2019-09-01T04:57:15+03:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Totem poles are monumental carvings, a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, posts or pillars, carved with symbols or figures. They are usually made from large trees, mostly western red cedar, by First Nations and indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest coast including [...]

An Introduction to Fractal Art

By |2019-07-17T03:23:39+03:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media. Fractal art developed from the mid-1980s onwards. It is a genre of computer art and digital art which are part of [...]