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Street Art: A Form of Artwork Created in Public Locations

By | 2018-09-09T21:22:27+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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 [...]

9 Facts About Aboriginal Art

By | 2018-07-19T17:37:47+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Aboriginal art is part of the oldest continuous living culture in world history, with Australian Aborigines having settled on the Australian continent somewhere between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago. Evidence of Aboriginal culture is found in the rock art, which so far has been dated [...]

12 Facts You Need to Know About Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia

By | 2018-07-10T18:58:48+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

For 135 years, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia has slowly been marching its way toward completion. The focal point of famed architect Antoni Gaudí's career, the church has undergone trials and tribulations but is finally reaching the end of construction. An unforgettable part of Barcelona's skyline, its [...]

The Importance of Classical Music in Our Modern World

By | 2018-07-09T13:45:37+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , , |

In a society focused on the latest technology, dance crazes, and what is trending on social media, it is easily understood why so many believe the art of classical music is in many ways irrelevant. However, with more music being produced in today’s era than [...]

The Egyptian Solar God Aten (Aton)

By | 2018-07-07T11:36:35+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

In ancient Egypt during the Middle Kingdom, the word Aten, also spelled Aton, was originally used to describe the orb or radiant disk of the sun. By the mid-New Kingdom times, a solar god named Aten was well known and established among the other Egyptian [...]

8 Leonardo Da Vinci Myths Explained

By | 2018-06-26T12:04:03+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452 (Old Style), and we’re still fascinated with his life and work. It’s no real mystery why – he was an extraordinary person, a genius, and a celebrity in his own lifetime. He left behind some remarkable artifacts [...]

5 Interesting Facts About Vincent Van Gogh

By | 2018-06-21T21:26:22+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

The fame of the post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh goes behind the streets of Montmartre and the walls of the Musée d’Orsay. His most famous piece « The Starry Night » is recognized all around the world, as the work of a true genius. But [...]