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Remedios Varo: Life and Career

By |2020-07-08T19:31:45+03:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Remedios Varo Uranga was a Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist working in Spain, France, and Mexico. Remedios Varo was born in Anglès, a small town in the province of Girona (Catalonia), in northeast Spain, in 1908. Her mother named Varo in honor of the Virgen de los [...]

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 [...]

Fela Kuti – The Father of Afrobeat Music

By |2020-03-19T16:19:16+03:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, also professionally known as Fela Kuti, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. At the height of his popularity, Fela Kuti was referred to as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Street Art: A Form of Artwork Created in Public Locations

By |2018-09-09T21:22:27+03:00September 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. [...]

Futurism Art Movement

By |2018-08-13T00:48:36+03:00August 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 [...]

17 Osho Inspiring Quotes About Religion, Love, and Life

By |2018-08-01T15:47:46+03:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Osho also was known as Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was an Indian godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement. During his lifetime he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic. In the 1960s he traveled throughout India as a public speaker and [...]

9 Facts About Aboriginal Art

By |2018-07-19T17:37:47+03:00July 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 [...]

Age of Enlightenment: The Age of Reason

By |2018-07-18T00:24:18+03:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

As a historical epoch, “The Age of Enlightenment” comprises the crucial developments of Western civilization in the 18th century. In France, which is considered the cradle of the Enlightenment, this period included the time from the death of Louis XIV (1715) until the coup d’état [...]