The sky is usually blue. Here, it’s mostly white. Everyone knows London is famous for its lack of sunshine, but they don’t know about Chongqing. Chongqing gets about 950 hours of sunshine per year, as compared to around 1600 in London. This is extremely little. Only those cities near the arctic, where sunshine is geometrically […]Read more "Chongqing, the Capital of Fog"
Image, William Hook www.flickr.com/photos/williamhook/ I have used Android smartphones for nearly 10 years. I have somewhat been an advocate of more open systems, and generally not a fan of overpriced devices. So I usually stayed away from Apple. It was only until I saw this quirky-looking new iPhone numbered “X”. It had all the media spotlight, […]Read more "Switching to iPhone : the Little Things That Matter"
Ana Mendieta(1948-1985) was a Cuban-American artist known for her performance and land art. She uses various media notably including blood, earth and the human body. The main theme of her works include feminism, life, death, violence and identity. She is arguably one of the icons of feminism in twentieth century art, and has had influence […]Read more "Ana Mendieta"
Maurice Cornelis Escher(1898 – 1972) was an artist born in Netherlands, mosty famously known for his geomatrical illustrations of impossible objects, often utilizing techiniques such as tesselations and distorted geometry. It is sometimes said that his interest in such geometrical patterns, shapes and impossible objects began from being inspired by Alhambra and the Mosque-Cathedral of […]Read more "[Gallery] Maurice Cornelis Escher"
Giuseppe Arcimibolco, Vertumnus, c. 1590-1 The italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo is an odd figure. While famous enough to have been seen by many, he’s rather off-canon to be common in art history textbooks. The surreal paintings of Salvador Dali and René Magritte are well within the flow of the time, but as for Arcimboldo, his portraitesque […]Read more "Giuseppe Arcimboldo"
Japan is a country with an iconic history in design. This is most evident in Japan’s minimialistic and highly-abstracted symbols. Being an archipelago separated from the continental influence, the design language of Japanese symbols differ significantly from that of other nearby cultures. Unlike China and Korea, whose symbols and representations relied heavily on the literal […]Read more "Mon – Japanese Minimalism"