Posts Tagged Art

Philosophy [XIV] Plato’s Ion. Of art and divine inspiration…

Plato’s Ion – A dialogue between Socrates and Ion of Ephesus This dialogue expounds on artistic ability and divine inspiration, it begins with Socrates meeting Ion in Athens. Ion says that he just won the first prize at a recital competition in Epidaurus, and hopes to win again at the Panathenaea in Athens soon. Socrates […]

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xstitch adventures…

Part I Hi readerfolk, Welcome to xstitch adventures. This is part one of an absolutely new series here on for much deliberation where I’ll actually be chronicling my cross stitching. I learnt cross stitch many moons ago but haven’t done much in the genre, so I decided to start a truly ambitious project encompassing a […]

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A slice of Summer poetry (Cultural Weekly)…

Check out a review of the poetic arts in America at Cultural Weekly: https://www.culturalweekly.com/slice-summer-poetry/

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Everyday Inspiration, Day Twelve: Critique a Piece of Work…

With its surrealist theme and portrayal of time, I’ve chosen Salvador Dali’s ‘The Persistence of Memory’ for this brief discourse. Intro This oil on canvas piece was done in 1931 and is currently an installment at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Some refer to it as The Melting Clocks or The […]

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Pride month: the exhibitions celebrating LGBT art in June…

Some pride month happenings in the US: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jun/06/pride-month-lgbt-art-exhibitions-new-york-los-angeles

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…what is enough?… 

“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”  ― Vincent Van Gogh

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Afternoon Tea & Caribbean Poetry (#2)…

Afternoon Tea & Caribbean Poetry presents: Trinidadian poet, Eric Merton Roach (1915-1974) He was a poet, playwright, school teacher, journalist, and even a volunteer with the South Caribbean forces in the army during World War II. His poems are thought-provoking, inspiring, and definitely worth reading. Excerpt from “The Flowering Rock” “Our hearts break not Though […]

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Poetry: Inspiration… 

Alone, day dreaming  Beautiful thoughts and desires inspiring and illuminating my mind  Silently absorbing the pleasures that have radiated from you  As I think of passionate words to write to you  Words cleverly crafted from beautiful memories  (July 2016 ) © 2016 M. V. Clarke 

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Poetry: Metamorphosis…

Sounds reverberate all day on the asphalt Then waterfalls gush over the windows, impairing my view of the front gate. I’ve yearned for a presence to change this atmosphere This sad soul, drenched in poetry, promises and unsolicited voids, Waterfalls gushing all around, leaving me stranded Hoping that anyone would open the front gate, then […]

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World Poetry Day, 21 March…

World Poetry Day is on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to “give fresh recognition and […]

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Engaging the public on green issues via environmental cartoons

From mongabay.com A young artist employs cartoons as a means of educating the public on the importance of environmental conservation and preservation… Engaging the public on green issues via environmental cartoons.

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Artist: Paula Kuitenbrouwer

The following blog highlights the work and portfolio of artist Paula Kuitenbrouwer. Mindful Drawings by Paula Kuitenbrouwer A proponent of ‘mindful drawings’, Paula, a Dutch nature artist, specialises in nature, bird and floral drawings. As mentioned on her website http://www.paulakuitenbrouwer.com/, she admires nature and thus almost all her work encompasses living things. Visit her website: http://www.paulakuitenbrouwer.com/ […]

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Artist: Portia Subran

With interests varying from art to music to literature… and utilising media such a coloured pencils and graphite. Trinidadian artist Portia Subran features her work on her facebook page:  The Little Nameless (Portia Subran Artistry) Please visit the site and enjoy Portia’s work…

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