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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, [...]

All About Chill Out Music

By |2019-04-17T16:36:19+03:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Chill out music is a loosely defined form of popular music characterized by slow tempos and relaxed moods. The definition of "chill out music" has evolved throughout the decades, and generally refers to anything that might be identified as a modern type of easy listening. [...]

13 Quotes by George Harrison

By |2019-03-09T06:54:26+03:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

George Harrison was an English musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", George Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation [...]

An Overview of Gothic Rock Music

By |2019-02-24T18:19:21+03:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Gothic rock (alternately called goth-rock or goth) is a style of rock music that emerged from post-punk in the late 1970s. The first post-punk bands which shifted towards dark music with gothic overtones include Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Bauhaus, and the Cure. The [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Techno: A Form of Electronic Dance Music

By |2018-12-02T19:25:38+03:00December 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+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 [...]

Brief History of Jungle Music

By |2018-11-17T03:42:10+03:00November 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, [...]