Joris-Karl Huysmans: Against Nature – A Review of the Literature

Huysmans', Against Nature, is novel written in Decadent aesthetics and is inspired by many other Decadent authors, like Baudelaire. Huysmans develops a character called Des Esseintes whom has characteristics of a solitary nervous person that reflect on living alone in his house of artifacts. Against Nature is written with a beautifully descriptive setting. The beginning […]

Ways To Find And Buy Modern Art

Every art lover invests in artwork for a multitude of reasons. There are those who buy a painting for its aesthetic appeal while there many others who choose to pick one according to the artist and its value rather than mere attractiveness. Whatever the reasons you have in mind, there are different means by which […]

Contemporary Art – The Importance in Today’s World

Contemporary art has gained a lot of importance in modern households. It has become one of the most sought after household items and it has been recognized in every aspect of human life. Modern art is nowadays a tool for interpersonal communication and has far reaching effects. The increased number of persons visiting exhibitions and […]

The Meaning of Elephant Tattoo Designs Will Surprise You

Animal tattoos are very popular nowadays since they portray characteristics that most people are fond of. Although favorite animal tattoos are usually about the untamed jungle cats – lion, tiger – elephants are steadily claiming the attention of tattoo enthusiasts. Elephants are strong animals that are respected by ancient cultures of India and Africa. Their […]

When Managers Become Hamlets

This alludes to the famous play “Hamlet” by Shakespeare. Hamlet was a character who was highly indecisive about what he wanted to do and always mulled over things while taking a decision and many a times avoided or delayed taking decisions. This could mean disaster if applied in case of a working manager as he […]

Paintings of Modern Art – "The Scream"

If any single painting exemplified the concepts of modernism, and how the philosophy influenced art, it's "The Scream" by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The painting, which depicts an agonized figure against a blood red sky. There are those that say that the painting depicts the hopelessness inherent in modernism. Others call "The Scream" a symbol […]

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