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What Did Animals Symbolize in Art?

When it comes to art, certain animals are known to symbolize certain faults or strength in humans. For instance the bat is a symbol for night. But in the Western society, it is a symbol of something evil. We would connect bats to vampires. However, in a country like China, a bat is a symbol of good luck and long life…

Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

It was Pope Julius II who asked Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the chapel. The Pope wanted to rebuilt Rome to its former glory and therefore, set about doing it in this manner. In addition, he wanted to highlight his name and outdo anything that the previous Pope, Alexander VI, had accomplished. Pope Alexander VI was a Borgia and a bitter rival…

Near Eastern Painting – Bengal School – An East Indian Splendor

What began as an artistic ‘reaction’ to the identity crisis, the Indians faced under the British rule, soon became a major movement of national scale, which every Indian could identify with. Abanindranath Tagore, nephew of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore co-founded and aggressively promoted the Bengal School of Art during the early twentieth century.

Near Eastern Painting – Mughal Painting – Indian Art, The Islamic Way!

Mughal Painting was a form of South Asian Art, which originated and flourished during the Mughal Empire in India, from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century A.D. With Persian Miniature Art being the primary inspiration, Hindu, Jain, Islamic, and Buddhist sects also influenced it.

The Secret of Photographing Sculpture For the Web

How many times have you tried to photograph a sculpture; or in fact your own sculpture to put on the web. And ended up almost throwing away your camera, and kicking the nearest thing you could. Only to end up with another failed photograph.

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