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An Introduction to Symbolism Art Movement

By |2020-07-07T03:20:54+03:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, Symbolism originates with the 1857 publication of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, which Baudelaire admired greatly and translated [...]

An Introduction to Tribal Art

By |2020-04-12T10:22:49+03:00April 12th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Tribal art is the visual arts and material culture of indigenous peoples. Also known as non-Western art or ethnographic art, or, controversially, primitive art, tribal art have historically been collected by Western anthropologists, private collectors, and museums, particularly ethnographic and natural history museums. The term [...]

The Rod of Asclepius

By |2020-04-07T17:03:01+03:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In Greek mythology, the Rod of Asclepius, also known as the Staff of Aesculapius, is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine. The Rod of Asclepius symbol has continued to be used in modern times, where [...]

Palmistry: The Language of the Hands

By |2020-03-26T17:35:48+03:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Palmistry, or chiromancy, is the claim of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as chirology, or in popular culture as palm reading. The practice of palmistry is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations. Those who [...]

The Eight Immortals in Chinese Mythology

By |2020-02-27T04:27:05+03:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , |

The Eight Immortals are a group of legendary xian ("immortals") in Chinese mythology. Each immortal's power can be transferred to a vessel that can bestow life or destroy evil. Together, these eight vessels are called the "Covert Eight Immortals". Most of them are said to [...]

Origami: The Art of Paper Folding

By |2019-12-24T01:50:54+03:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , |

Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet [...]

Natya Shastra: A Sanskrit Text on the Performing Arts

By |2019-10-20T02:47:42+03:00October 20th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Natya Shastra is a Sanskrit text on the performing arts. The text is attributed to sage Bharata Muni, and its first complete compilation is dated to between 200 BCE and 200 CE, but estimates vary between 500 BCE and 500 CE. The text consists [...]

Bhagavata Mela: A Classical Indian Dance

By |2019-05-04T04:06:30+03:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bhagavata Mela is a classical Indian dance that is performed in Tamil Nadu, particularly the Thanjavur area. It is choreographed as an annual Vaishnavism tradition in Melattur and nearby regions and celebrated as a dance-drama performance art. The dance art has roots in a historic [...]

The Muses: Goddesses of Literature, Science, and the Arts

By |2019-02-11T05:11:05+03:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, lyric songs, and myths that were related orally for centuries in these ancient cultures. In [...]