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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 Crown of Immortality

By |2020-02-28T00:29:22+03:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The Crown of Immortality is a literary and religious metaphor traditionally represented in art first as a laurel wreath and later as a symbolic circle of stars. The Crown of Immortality appears in a number of Baroque iconographic and allegoric works of art to indicate [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Thangka: Tibetan Buddhist Art

By |2019-04-03T02:38:58+03:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A thangka, variously spelled as thangka, tangka, thanka, or tanka, is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display, mounted on a textile backing somewhat [...]