Sun, Sand, and Style: The Evolution of the Bikini
The bikini undoubtedly owed a large part of its success to the cinema – which actually featured it at first only because it was scandalous, and scandal filled seats. But it was quite right that there should have been some hesitation over it, for Hollywood had to be careful: initially it banned the bikini from the screen as “too corrupting and immoral.”
The Virgin: Masterpieces of Spiritual Beauty, Devotion and Grace
The presence of Mary within Western civilization has a long theological history of transformation. Scholars concur that during early Christianity there were other paramount feminine faces of spirituality, such as Sophia, who was understood to be the feminine aspect of the complex Christian God.
Discovering the Multifaceted World of Persian Art and its Significance
The 1001 Treasures
European Art: A Timeless Legacy Capturing Hearts and Minds
The European continent gathers together, without a doubt, the most famous works of art, evidence of the history of Western art. The cultural capitals and their emblematic museums contain paintings, sculptures, or rather works of art, devised by the great artists, representative of European culture.
Lingerie: More Than Just Underwear
Lingerie can help a woman feel good about her body, helping her thus to like and accept it, and in doing this, affirming a real sense of self-confidence.
The Origin of the World – The sexual tension
There are the testimonies of poets, painters, and even of some famous psychiatrists. The Origin of the World is a work of art only suitable for lovers of intrigue.
From Murals to Masterpieces: The Legacy of Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera was born into a Mexico that consisted of a class-tiered society dependent on blood lines and political affiliations. The period was called the Porfiriato after the administration of autocratic President Don Porfirio Díaz.
1000 Paintings of Genius
Art Across Time: From the Middle Ages to the Digital Age of Instagram
Romanticism – Not just a romance
Found in the writings of Victor Hugo and Lord Byron, amongst others, its ideas are expressed in painting by Eugène Delacroix, Caspar David Friedrich and William Blake.
Congratulations on your birthday, Raphael!
Raphael (1483-1520), the Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, was a genius in and ahead of his time. Together with Michelangelo and da Vinci, he formed the classical trinity of this era and elaborated a rich style of harmony and geometry.
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