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Works of Art and Architecture Designed With the Golden Ratio

By |2019-01-17T01:59:24+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Many works of art are claimed to have been designed using the golden ratio. However, many of these claims are disputed, or refuted by measurement. The golden ratio, an irrational number, is approximately 1.618; it is often denoted by the Greek letter φ (phi). Early [...]

Hestia: Goddess of the Hearth, Architecture, and Family

By |2019-01-05T21:11:55+00:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

In Ancient Greek religion, Hestia is a goddess of the hearth, architecture, and the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. In Greek mythology, she is a daughter of Kronos and Rhea. Hestia received the first offering at every sacrifice in [...]

Top 14 Museums in the World

By |2018-12-09T16:10:50+00:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The urge to collect things of beauty and significance goes deep into history. Museums not only exhibit but also safeguard these art objects for future generations. Today, we feature the best museums in the world. They hold some of the largest and most important art [...]

5 Things to Know About Andy Warhol

By |2018-11-24T17:55:28+00:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , |

After Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol is the most famous and important artist of the 20th century. His works have become icons of the contemporary era, and he celebrated Western consumerist and pop lifestyle, using photography in a new way, by choosing acid colors and mixing [...]

Newgrange: A Megalithic Passage-Tomb

By |2018-10-31T15:08:44+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne. It was built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The [...]

Space Art – The Wonders of the Universe

By |2018-10-11T02:11:25+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Space art is the term for a genre of modern artistic expression that strives to show the wonders of the Universe. Like other genres, Space Art has many facets and encompasses realism, impressionism, hardware art, sculpture, abstract imagery, even zoological art. Though artists have been [...]

Street Art: A Form of Artwork Created in Public Locations

By |2018-09-09T21:22:27+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. Other terms for this type of art include "independent public art", "post-graffiti", and "neo-graffiti", and is closely related with urban art and guerrilla art. [...]

Futurism Art Movement

By |2018-08-13T00:48:36+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Futurism was an avant-garde art movement which was launched in Italy, in 1909, although parallel movements arose in Russia, England and elsewhere. It was one of the first important modern art movements not centered in Paris - one reason why it is not taken seriously [...]

The History of Comics

By |2018-08-08T23:12:12+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The history of comics has followed different paths in different parts of the world. It can be traced back to early precursors such as Trajan's Column, in Rome, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and the Bayeux Tapestry. Early narratives in art An example of an early precursor to [...]

Interesting Facts About Henri Matisse

By |2018-07-24T20:10:18+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , |

Henri Matisse is considered one of the world’s greatest artists of all time. His works are displayed in some of the world’s top museums. Even when his physical health prevented him from being able to formally paint, Henri Matisse would still find a way to [...]