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Sitar: An Indian Plucked Stringed Instrument

By |2019-10-09T03:29:59+03:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , |

The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used in Hindustani classical music. The instrument flourished under the Mughals, and it is named after a Persian instrument called the setar (meaning three strings). The sitar flourished in the 16th and 17th [...]

An Introduction to Fractal Art

By |2019-07-17T03:23:39+03:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media. Fractal art developed from the mid-1980s onwards. It is a genre of computer art and digital art which are part of [...]

An Introduction to Concrete Art

By |2019-06-26T17:02:00+03:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Concrete art was an art movement with a strong emphasis on geometrical abstraction. The term was first formulated by Theo van Doesburg and was then used by him in 1930 to define the difference between his vision of art and that of other abstract artists [...]

The British Invasion: From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones

By |2019-06-24T05:14:44+03:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom and other aspects of British culture became popular in the United States and significant to the rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic. Pop [...]

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 Ļ† (phi). Early [...]