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 […]

The Inspiration of Dragonball and Dragonball Z

With Dragon Ball Z (or “Dragonball Z”) hitting the top of the anime series charts, many anime fans have asked what it was that inspired the artist to create this truly exciting series. Dragon Ball Z has taken the world by storm and there is no question that Japanese manga artist, Akira Toriyama created an […]

The Intersection of "The Jam Part I – A History of Rock and Roll" Pointillism Artwork and Motorcycle

The home of Canadian pen and ink artist Michael Keirstead has echoed a rhythmic ratta-at-tat for most of the past two decades; the delicate tapping succumbing to the occasional four stroke chrome-clad roar from the garage. Naturally, the neighbors appreciated the substantial musical accompaniment and the constant buzz of conversation and laughter from the ever-present […]

Symbolism of the Machine As a Savior in Modern Art

The transformation of society that began with the invention of the steam engine has been aptly called the industrial revolution. The colossal impact of technology on the formerly rural, agrarian culture of the western world can scarcely be imagined today. For some, the increasingly widespread use of the machine elicited messianic hope. This ecstatic view […]

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 […]

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