Known as “The land of a thousand rhythms” Columbia is a musical dream come true for Latin American culture enthusiasts. With about 1,025 folk rhythms and countless number of traditional dances, one could spend a lifetime exploring the sheer diversity of sound that makes up this amazing country.
A country whose food recipes span over a longer timespan than the history of some modern nations, Japan is one place where traditional heritage and modernity exist side by side in everyday life. Japan is riddled with literally thousands of temples and shrines; some are very famous touristic destinations where visitors flock to in thousands each year, especially during festival times. … Read More The Japanese Inspiration to Breakup with Your Past
“We are far more familiar with the Russian Revolution than with Mexico’s. Yet in Mexico the art that evolved in that era was far more varied … It’s hard to imagine anywhere in Europe that could have rivaled the artistic energy … in this period.” Adrian Locke, curator of the Royal Academy in London – 2002… Read More How Mexico Found its Identity Through Art
1- Ancient Egyptian revered cats so much that they would shave their eyebrows when one died. If someone was to kill a cat, even by mistake, they would be executed by the bite of a poisonous snake, which was a very rare form of execution in ancient Egypt. This reverence to cats is why they… Read More 21 Facts About Ancient Egyptians that Prove they were Ahead of their Times
Jim Carrey, the comedian who brought us a lot of joy in his movies and TV shows, has touched so many people with his light-hearted acting and down-to-earth personality. Jim Carrey’s movies list includes blockbuster titles such as The Mask, Ace Ventura, and Dumb and Dumber among others, have left a permanent mark on our… Read More Carry’s Political Drawings and His Dark Sense of Humor
One of the fundamental aspects of becoming a successful artist is the ability to appreciate and understand the artworks produced in the world around us. Understanding and interpreting paintings of different movements enable new and emerging artists of creating artwork that will eventually correspond to one of the major artistic styles available throughout history. Understanding… Read More 4 Major Ways to Interpret Artwork
As I was browsing through Google’s newest app today for Arts and Culture, I could help but feel entirely amazed by the sheer enormity and beauty of the world surrounding us. Simply scrolling through the endless articles one would feel a sense of awe, as we realize the vastness of history in the world around… Read More A Review of Google Arts and Culture Mobile App
What fascinates me about Google doodles is how they shed light on important events around us, in a fun and artistic way for everyone to enjoy. Most doodles correspond to significant world events, movements, or influential people in history. Today’s theme is the artwork of Ruth Asawa. You can find more doodles here: https://www.google.com/doodles More… Read More Google Doodle and a Japanese artist Ruth Asawa
One of my most fond memories is of me as a little child, sitting around the dining room table with my siblings and decorating eggs for Easter. In Egypt, we celebrate both Easter and Sham El Naseem, which falls on the day after Easter. Sham El Neseem is an ancient Egyptian festival that marked the… Read More The Childish Joy of Easter Eggs
This move has been the last in a series of events by various museums, such as the Met and the Smithsonian and various others. Many of the historically famous art pieces have become available as public domain art images, which means that more people can now enjoy famous paintings from the comfort of their homes.