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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 [...]

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 [...]

Techno: A Form of Electronic Dance Music

By |2018-12-02T19:25:38+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno in reference to a specific genre of music was in 1988. Many styles of techno now [...]

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 [...]

Brief History of Jungle Music

By |2018-11-17T03:42:10+00:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jungle is a genre of electronic music derived from breakbeat hardcore that developed in England in the early 1990s as part of UK rave scenes. The style is characterized by fast tempos (150 to 200 bpm), breakbeats, dub reggae basslines, heavily syncopated percussive loops, samples, [...]

Trip Hop – A Fusion of Hip-Hop and Electronica

By |2018-11-03T17:25:01+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

Trip hop (sometimes used synonymously with "downtempo") is a musical genre that originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, especially Bristol. It has been described as "a fusion of hip-hop and Electronica until neither genre is recognizable," and may incorporate a variety of [...]

A Brief History of Pop Music

By |2018-10-26T15:59:22+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and the United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular [...]

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 [...]

Jazz Music: A Major Form of Musical Expression

By |2018-09-16T14:36:33+00:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz music is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s [...]

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. [...]