Origami: The Japanese Renowned Form of Paper Craft

Papercraft is the craft of transforming a single piece of paper into an aesthetically pleasing, three-dimensional piece. This creation of several forms and shapes with a paper by folding, opening, and bending of a flat sheet of paper is a Japanese art form called Origami. The term ‘Origami’ means ‘folded paper’. The fact is that […]

Japenese Anime – The Explosion

Although Japanese Anime seemingly sprang on the scene from nowhere, it has actually been around formany years. Japanese anime has an fairly ancient history, infact. Anime itself began if through manga which began to surface in Japan in the 19th Century. The first manga, and the ideology behind the manga of today was first conceived […]

Teens, Jobs and School: The Pros and Cons

Most teens realize at a fairly young age the old adage that "money equals power." Money equals designer clothes, a car and insurance, and in many cases, a certain amount of freedom. And in order to get money, many teens get part-time jobs. While the benefits and / or drawbacks of teens and part-time jobs […]

The Binion Silver Hoard

Lonnie Theodore Binion (known as Ted Binion) was that rarest of birds: Native Son of Las Vegas. Brought up amidst prominent privilege as the son of infamous Benny Binion, the owner of the downtown Horseshoe Casino and founder of the World Tournament of Poker, Ted Binion appeared to have it all. He, along with his […]

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) – The Undisputed Father of Modern Art

Paul Cezanne was a famous French, Post-Impressionist painter, born on January 19, 1839 at Aix-en-Province of France, to father, Louis-Auguste Cézanne, and mother, Anne-Elisabeth Honorine Aubert. Paul was the owner of a banking firm, which his father co-founded. This made him financially independent and therefore, he carried on his work without any financial concerns. The […]

Indian Contemporary Art

Contemporary just means "art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes". There is a certain amount of overlapping between "Contemporary" and "Modern" art. A good rule of thumb is: • Modern Art: Art from 1880 up until the 1960's or 70's. • Contemporary Art: Art from the 1960's or 70's up […]

The Psychology Behind Japanese Tattoos

The art of Japanese tattooing has gained great popularity over the years. From the days when it was associated with the Yakuza, it has come a long way in representing the whole of Japanese culture and tradition. Japanese art always has something for everyone. Whether you want a cherry blossom design or wish to go […]

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