Max Ernst: A Legend Of Dada

On November 17, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Max Ernst (1891 – 1976) was a German born artist and sculptor; he was one of the prime movers and shakers of the Dada and Surrealist movements. His initial area of study was...

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Beautiful Mandalas And Their Meaning

On November 14, 2015 by Louis Falasha
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My introduction to the Mandala concept was after watching a film called Samsara, made by the same guy that made Baraka. There’s a scene where Tibetan monks are all kneeling around working on...

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Sebastian Pether: Moonlight & Poverty

On November 13, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Sebastian Pether’s paintings sell easily these days. His impressive milky moon light and his watery water needs no sales patter. Unfortunately for Pether, that wasn’t the case whilst he was alive and kicking....

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Michael Sittow: An Estonian Grand Master

On November 5, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Michael Sittow was born in Reval (now Tallinn) in Estonia in 1468 or 1469. He was the son of a wealthy artist and a Swedish-speaking Finn. His portraits, although very old indeed, have...

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The Mystery Of The Minoan Phaistos Disc

On November 2, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The ancient Minoans were the first civilisation in Europe. They flourished from 2600 to 1400 BC. Hundreds of years before Greece took the reigns. Minoan society all but vanished from history, probably due...

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The Minoans: The Oldest Civilisation In Europe

On October 31, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Despite both Greek and Roman societies being more well-known, the Minoans easily predate them both. The Minoans are, in fact, the most ancient civilisation in Europe. Nowadays, it’s all about the Greeks and the Romans,...

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Drums And Shadows. Hypnotising Phonetics

On October 24, 2015 by Louis Falasha
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In the 1930s, a group of workers on the Georgia Writers Project spent time interviewing elderly Negroes, living in the rural and archaic townships scattered around the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia. Most interviewees...

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Saint Paraskevi Of Rome: Blood, Oil & Blindness

On October 20, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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I don’t make much of a habit of writing about saints (pun very much intended, thanks for asking) but Paraskevi is worth a mention. I came across Saint Paraskevi of Rome after staying...

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo & His Fruity Faces

On October 2, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Giuseppe Arcimboldo is famous for painting portraits out of fruits, vegetables, and whatever else took his fancy. As you will see from the standard of his art, he was very talented, if a little...

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Dominican Republic: Regional Flags

On September 26, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba. It harbours around 10 million people, and around 10% of the population live in the capital Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic is also home to...

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