Best art therapies for older adults

Best art therapies for older adults

Every kind of therapist knows that art can be an effective therapy for elders or seniors. It does not matter what the purpose is but therapy can give mental focus, strengthen your muscles and reduce the feeling of anxiety and depression. Art therapy is an extraordinary solution which makes elders busy and … Read more

Why the Vikings Left Greenland?

A Viking cosplay

Greeland is one of the most mysterious places in the world. Part of what keeps it a mystery is that no one clearly knows why the Vikings left Greenland and where did they disappear? The discovery of recent evidence has offered the researchers a different view of what might have gone down … Read more

The Similarities Between Greek and Roman Mythology

Romulus and Remus, the Lupercal, Father Tiber, and the Palatine on a relief from a pedestal dating to the reign of Trajan (AD 98–117)

For centuries, people have been following Greek and Roman mythology. There was a time when these mythologies were mere theories but as time passed and more evidence was discovered. It was found that the two featured several similarities and differences.  Both mythologies have gods known for their respective powers along with strong … Read more

The Importance of Minerva in Roman Mythology

The Importance of Minerva in Roman Mythology

Minerva in Roman mythology is a goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare. Law, justice, victory, and the sponsor of trade, arts, and strategy. Unlike Mars, who is a supporter of violence, Minerva is only about defensive war.  The Romans from the second century onwards associated Minerva with the Greek goddess Athena. Since … Read more

Pluto: The Dark Lord of the Underworld

Ploutos with the horn of abundance, in the company of Dionysos (4th century BC)

According to classical Mythology, Pluto was the ruler of the underworld. Initially, its name was Hades, which was later changed to Pluto. In ancient Greek religion and philosophy, Pluto is a God that presides over the afterlife. At the same time, Plouton was regularly associated or confused with Pioutos, who was a … Read more

The Interesting Origins of The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Painting of The Great Wave off Kanagawa

The great wave of Kanagawa, referred to as the Great Wave, is a woodblock print created by the famous Japanese woodblock printmaker, book illustrator, and artist Katsushika Hokusai during the Edo period (1603-1868 AD). It was the final era of traditional Japanese Government, culture, and society before the country got propelled into … Read more

The Interesting Origin Of Lady With An Ermine

The Lady with an Ermine

Lady with an Ermine is a portrait artwork belonging to Leonardo da Vinci. It got painted on a Walnut Panel around 1489-1491. A mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Ceilia Gallerani is the focal point of painting. Leonardo was the court painter at the time of its completion. It is one of his only … Read more

All About Van Gogh

Van Gogh Self-Portrait

Born in Zundert on 30th March 1853,  Van Gogh is a famous Dutch artist. After Rembrandt van Rijn, he exists, regarded as the greatest Dutch painter and one of the greatest Post-Impressionists. Van Gogh Died on 29th July 1890, Auvers-Sur-Oise iN France. His works contain bold color, forceful brushwork, and curved forms … Read more

All About Katsushika Hokusai

Self-Portrait of hokusai

In the 18th century, Katsushika Hokusai was born in Edo, modern-day Tokyo. He was born into a working-class district. However, soon an artisan family adopted him. He was passionate about artwork since he was six years old, and he started painting at that age. His family belonged to a specific sect of … Read more

All About Johannes Vermeer

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Johannes Vermeer, also spelled Jan, was a Dutch painter who produced some of its most treasured  and renowned images in art history. He was born in Delft in October 1632 and died in the same place 32 years later on 16 December 1675. He was a Dutch Baroque painter specialized in intimate … Read more

All About The Girl with Pearl Earring

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This iconic painting was by the legendary Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It got referred to by different names until it was known as “The girl with Pearl Earring”. In the second century, it got a formal name based on the girl’s jewelry; particularly the earring. It was voted the most beautiful artwork … Read more

All About Francisco Goya

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Francisco Goya, whose paintings, drawings, and engravings represented contemporary historical upheavals and influenced significant 19th and 20th century: painters , was born on Thirty March 1746 in Fuendetodos, Spain. According to history, he died on sixteen April 1828 in Bordeaux, France.  The Disasters of War (1810–14) is a series of etchings that … Read more

The Interesting Origins Of Saturn Devouring His Sons

Painting of Saturn devouring his son

Fransisco Goya, a famous artist created this masterpiece. One of the 14 works in which Goya dedicated from 1819 and 1823 is Saturn eating his sons. The collection is called dark paintings. Paintings were discovered on the walls of his residence after his death. In 1828, on April 16, he died, and … Read more

Habits of the Strangest Artists of All Time

Warhol sign in Pittsburgh

Almost all of us have habits, whether we always sleep at a specific time, put cereal on the bowl before the milk, or twirl our hair when we are nervous. These habits cannot be taken away from most people, but while habits can usually be a bad thing that we do, they … Read more

The Hurrian Hymn – The Oldest Known Piece of Music

a drawing of one side of the tablet on which the Hymn to Nikkal is inscribed

It’s incredible to think how humans’ artistic creativity has evolved over thousands of centuries. Music is one of the unique and defining characteristics known to humanity. However, the lack of archaeological evidence proves that how little we know about the actual origins of music, although it is believed to have existed for … Read more

Classical Music Pieces You’ve Heard on Looney Tunes

bugs bunny prepares to play the piano

Looney Tunes have been part of our childhood, no matter what generation we come from. Also, being grown-ups won’t even stop us from enjoying those “Merrie Melodies” marathons. You’ll find yourself humming some Chopin or Wagner before you can say, “That’s all, folks!” These short films from the “Merrie Melodies” feature music … Read more

Famous Unfinished Works

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Many creative works owe their fame and iconic status to their unfinished state. The most common reason many works were abandoned is the death of the author or artist who created them. But there are other reasons, too. It may be that the creator chose not to finish it due to loss … Read more

Great Artworks That Inspired Classical Music Masterpieces

watercolor art of a violin and flowers

Art and music have always had a harmonious relationship between them. Some of the world’s greatest artworks have been inspired by music, while some of the world’s greatest musical masterpieces have been inspired by art. Check out the following paintings that inspired classical music masterpieces: 1. “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by … Read more

5 Ways to Integrate Art and Interior Design

5 Ways to Integrate Art and Interior Design

Art and interior design have become fundamental elements of interior spaces. Art is not only an inspiration to the design of the room, but also adds unparalleled beauty to the aesthetics of the space. It gives character to a room and brings it to life. If you have ever been in a … Read more

Classical Composers and Their Bizarre Quirks

music sheet on top of a piano

Each of us has his and her own quirks. But others may go too far – and more often than not, they are seen in people who are perceived to be as geniuses in their own field. Perhaps it is not so surprising because there’s a “thin line between genius and insanity,” … Read more

Unusual and Awesome Art Media

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We all know about the traditional and typical forms of media used in visual arts. In painting and drawing, we use oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, crayon, ink, charcoal and many others. Wood, stone, wax, bronze, plaster and ice are some of the usual types of media used for sculpting. But you know … Read more

The Most Beloved Piano Concertos

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One of the most popular pieces in the classical music genre is the piano concerto. A piano concerto is a piece composed for the piano accompanied by an orchestra or other large ensemble. Piano concertos typically aims to display of the virtuosity of the soloist – in this case, the pianist – … Read more

What Is Abstract Painting and How Should We Look at It?

What Is Abstract Painting and How Should We Look at It

Abstract art has been all-around for more than a century. Although some are saying that abstraction started with cave paintings thousands of years earlier, the origins of abstract art as an activity came to fruition in the late 19th century. Throughout this time, new improvements and basic changes in the areas of … Read more

The Interesting Origins of The Last Supper

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper is one of the paintings that were created by Leonardo da Vinci during the 1490s. The mural was commissioned to be painted at the refectory or dining hall of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church located in Milan, Italy. The Last Supper is considered as one … Read more

The Interesting Origins of Guernica

tiled wall copy of Picasso’s Guernica in Guernica, Spain

Guernica is a large painting that was created by Pablo Picasso in 1937. The artwork is regarded as one of Picasso’s most popular paintings due to its powerful meaning and symbolism. It is supposed to depict the violence and chaos that occurred during the bombing of Guernica, Spain, on April 26, 1937, … Read more

The Interesting Origins of the Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

The Mona Lisa is a portrait painting created by Leonardo da Vinci between 1503 and 1517. The artwork is currently considered as one of the most popular paintings in history, along with The Starry Night and The Last Supper. Because of its popularity, the Mona Lisa has appeared in different forms of … Read more

The Interesting Origins of the Arnolfini Portrait

the Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait is the most popular name given to an oil painting created by Jan van Eyck in 1434. The painting, which has the size of a full-length double portrait, is believed to depict an Italian merchant named Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, Jeanne Cenami, holding hands in one … Read more

The Interesting Origins of The Night Watch

The Night Watch by Rembrandt

The Night Watch is the shortened name of the painting created by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1642. The painting’s original name is “Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain FransBannickCocq.” However, it is commonly referred to now as “The Night Watch,” since that was the nickname given to the … Read more

The Interesting Origins of The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

The Persistence of Memory is an oil-on-canvas painting created by Salvador Dali in 1932. The painting serves as one of the most prominent artworks in Surrealist art, and because of its vague-yet-powerful imagery, the meaning and symbolism of the painting are still being debated until today. Created during the peak of Surrealism, … Read more

The Interesting Origins of The Starry Night

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

The Starry Night is an oil-on-canvas painting that was created in June 1889 by Vincent van Gogh. The painting was conceptualized during the time when van Gogh was admitted to the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole lunatic asylum, and it was just one of many artworks that the painter created in his stay at the said … Read more