Contemporary Art in Guadeloupe

When thinking of Caribbean art, seascapes and brightly painted tropical scenes usually spring to mind. But in the case of Guadeloupe’s contemporary art scene, you may be surprised to discover a wealth of originality. While Guadeloupe’s artists do call upon island influences in creating their works, the results are often far from expected. Koukara The […]

Meiji Art in Japan

What is the Meiji Era? The Meiji Era was a time period in Japan, under which Emperor Meiji started Japan’s modernization. Under Meiji, Japan climbed to world power status. Emperor Meiji’s rule ran from October 23, 1868 to July 30, 1912. The Meiji restoration effectively brought the Shogun feudal system to an end and restored […]

The Delicate Art Of Give And Take

Recently, a young lady, who asked to be identified as "Lost my Soulmate" wrote in to an advice column after her fiancé broke up with her. It was five months later, and she was still hurting terribly. "… Now I'm severely depressed, I bared my soul to him, I loved him with my heart, body […]

Wonton – Fun Facts About the Chinese Dumpling

Wonton, or Chinese dumpling, is a staple food popular throughout China. As a Cantonese I am proud to say that the word Wonton comes from Cantonese rather than Mandarin, as the dumplings were likely introduced to the West by early settlers in Chinatown, who came primarily from the Cantonese-speaking coastal cities in Southern China. In […]

Music As a Form of Entertainment

Music like any other form of art is a great form of entertainment for you. Your blues, emo, indie, folk or music videos are a great source of fun for you and your loved ones. Whether it’s an African village enjoying the live beats of the drum or a club in the middle of New […]

The Confines of Toilets in Modern Art

Toilets in Modern Art Travelers tend to frequently take the cleanliness of toilets as indicative of how civilised a country might be. Modern artists pretty much do the same thing. Defining a “threshold of civilization” by means of a toilet pot is however by no means simple. Neither is it likely to lead to a […]

Damien Hirst and the New Mental Disorder – On the Contemporary Art Market

Damien Hirst’s much touted compilation of agglomerated objects, ‘beautiful in my head forever’, a pretentious assembly of second-rate rubbish unusually commonplace in conception and void of any qualitative content, has now been consecrated art by the art-buying public, a no small feat! What a splendid accomplishment by the small but cunning ‘business intelligentsia’ masterminding what […]

Japanese Art and Language

A technological leader located on over three thousand islands in East Asia, Japan has a truly fascinating history, the second largest economy in the world, a challenging language, prolific arts, a diverse population. Japan has a rich history of art spanning over centuries. Painting is the traditional form of art. Native painting techniques are mixed […]

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