Japanese Tattoos- Way Beyond Flash

While the art of Japanese tattooing, or irezumi, is said have continued for a hundred centuries, the introduction of the Buddhist faith to Japan discouraged its widespread use. The Chinese, who brought Buddhism to Japan, abhorred the art of tattooing, and their influence made its way to the upper classes of Japan. From the early […]

4 Benefits Of Painting Landscapes

1. Heightened appreciation Painting landscapes gives you a heightened appreciation of the natural world. It enables you to see the world more closely and to understand it finer points and intricacies. Many people don’t fully appreciate the beauty of the natural world around them because they don’t take the time to look at it more […]

What Are the Three Laws of the Dialectic Method?

Dialectic philosophy was made popular by Plato’ “Socratic dialogues.” The dialectical method is simply a set of rules applied together to understand more clearly our real interdependent world. “Dialectics is nothing more than the science of the general laws of motion and development of nature, human society and thought.” (Engels) Hegel assembled inside his idealistic […]

Do Men Like Poetry?

Whether or not men like poetry seems to be a trivial question at first. And also highly dependent on the character of each individual. I want to point out right away that this is not meant to be a generalisation of things that are clearly a matter of personality. However, there are some key features […]

Egyptian Art

If you’re looking for a travel destination where you can view a very different form of art than anything you are used to, Egypt just may be the place. With their pyramids, architecture, statues, paintings, pottery, jewelry, and more you really can’t go wrong. The art found in Egypt is known to be highly stylized […]

A Brief History of Cuban Art

Throughout history, Cuban art has been influenced by the rich history of the island itself and can be divided into several distinctive periods. There is not much evidence of Pre-colonial Cuban art. A handful of cave paintings that have survived to this day do not give us a lot of insight when it comes to […]

Mono No Aware: The Essence of Japan

Mono no aware: the Japanese beauty aesthetic Meaning literally “a sensitivity to things,” mono no aware is a concept describing the essence of Japanese culture, invented by the Japanese literary and linguistic scholar scholar Motoori Norinaga in the eighteenth century, and remains the central artistic imperative in Japan to this day. The phrase is derived […]

Paintings and Art in the Online World

Art has been spontaneous expression of human emotion, since the pre historic age. Since then it has come a long way travelling through different phases of history, nourished by the renaissance, cradled by the great artistic hands of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso to contemporary artists like David Aberg. It stages itself in the […]

Rumiko Takahashi – Inuyasha Manga Artist

For one of the richest women in Japan, life hasn’t been one of sitting back and basking in her glory. It has been constant work, constant success, and constant joy. Rumiko Takahashi, who created the original manga of Inuyasha, grew to heights unheard of in popularity and demand from the start of her career. An […]

A Review of Michael Baxandall’s Painting and Experience in 15th Century Italy

Baxandall’s Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy: A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style was first published in 1972. Although relatively short it has subsequently been published in numerous languages, most recently Chinese, with a second edition published in 1988. Since publication it has been described in such favourable terms as being ‘intelligent, […]

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