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An Introduction to Op Art (Optical Art)

By |2019-04-30T03:32:36+03:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better-known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, [...]

Nazar: An Eye-Shaped Amulet Against the Evil Eye

By |2019-04-11T12:58:22+03:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

A Nazar (a word deriving from Arabic, meaning sight, surveillance, attention, and other related concepts) is an eye-shaped amulet believed to protect against the evil eye. Albanian, Urdu, Pashtun, Bengali, Kurdish, Persian, Punjabi, and other languages have borrowed the term as well. In Turkey, it [...]

Alpha and Omega Christian Symbol

By |2019-04-10T03:43:48+03:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet and a title of Christ and God in the Book of Revelation. This pair of letters are used as Christian symbols and are often combined with the Cross, Chi-rho, or other Christian [...]

Thangka: Tibetan Buddhist Art

By |2019-04-03T02:38:58+03:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A thangka, variously spelled as thangka, tangka, thanka, or tanka, is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display, mounted on a textile backing somewhat [...]

Halo ‘Disk of Light’ in Art

By |2019-02-28T04:56:50+03:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A halo also known as a nimbus, aureole, glory, or gloriole is a crown of light rays, circle or disk of light that surrounds a person in art. It has been used in the iconography of many religions to indicate holy or sacred figures and [...]

Works of Art and Architecture Designed With the Golden Ratio

By |2019-01-17T01:59:24+03:00January 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+03:00January 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+03:00December 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+03:00November 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 [...]