How To Draw: 3 Tips To Drawing With Graphite Pencils

Before you begin to draw with graphite pencils, it is helpful to learn what each pencil grade means. Graphite artist pencils come in so many different grades it can be hard for a beginner to grasp and remember what each pencil grade indicates. Graphite pencils are coded universally, so that they are more easily identifiable. […]

Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man

Bernard Shaw calls “Arms and the Man” an anti-romantic comedy. The main purpose of the dramatist is to satirize the romantic conception of life. Shaw has no faith in emotion and sentiment. Throughout the drama he denounces the idealism and insists on realism. He does it through humor of character and humor of situation at […]

Her Most Famous Painting – Ploughing in the Nivernais – Rosa Bonheur

French artist Marie-Rosa Bonheur or simply Rosa Bonheur (1822-99) was a renowned ‘Realist’ painter and sculptor of the nineteenth century. She had an exceptional talent for portraying animals with amazing accuracy. Bonheur had mastered the skill of capturing their intimate expressions and true anatomy by studying their physiology. One of her most celebrated works that […]

A Brief History of Japanese Daruma Dolls

Daruma dolls are representations of the historical Indian priest Bodhidharma, a sage who traveled throughout Japan and China in the 5th or 6th century AD. Bodhidharma is credited with establishing Chan Buddhism in China and Zen Buddhism in Japan. Legend has it that Bodhidharma achieved enlightenment, or satori, following seven years of meditation either in […]

Is There a Limit to Inner Space?

It is easier for me to imagine an infinite universe, than it is to imagine and infinite inner universe. Still, that does not mean that there is a limit to inner space. It just seems like more difficult a concept to imagine. There is also no guarantee that the universe is infinite as well. There […]

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