June 5, 2023

Pop Culture: “the culture of the people” Popular culture has its roots set since the mid 19th century, with the creation of a middle class as a result of the Industrial Revolution and by the end of WWII had a huge impact on cultural and social changes in the west. The 21st century, however, has redefined pop-culture by the advancements of mass communication. The way we can indulge in mass reproductions and newer iterations of the most popular film, music,... Read more

May 29, 2023

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum host a exhibition with social commentary on art history and modern art  In a daring 2013 exhibition titled Concealed Spaces, Jose Manuel Ballester, a Spanish artist, recreates digital prints of many famous Renaissance pieces but with one key difference. This difference is extremely easy to spot: there are no people in it. No cherubic visions, not a single dancing, praying or sitting religious or mythological figure in light or shadow. The bare bones of the original... Read more

May 23, 2023

How does one actively engage in the process of recreating atmosphere, weather, nature? How can an artist have us experience the nebulous states of water, such as a waterfall or a stream? Or the way a sudden wind can extract the illusion of emotion in a sweeping motion against a silent pond? If you can feel a breeze or hear the water just by looking at something, the painting itself creates a memory in a sense. Water Lilies(1906) by Monet seems... Read more

May 22, 2023

My experience as a Jewish person in the United States When I was in elementary school, I became keenly aware of my Jewish identity in a number of ways. Some of these ways were innate, I would share my thoughts and experiences with my friends at school about holidays and things I did that were unlike their own households(like lighting the Menorah for Chanukah and no Christmas lights on the house). On one occasion in third grade(according to one of... Read more

May 11, 2023

History of Christianity in films and books My experience dipping into the whole of Christian films is limited but I am intently invested in the history of the filmography and what it has to offer. From the ever-popular and heavily critiqued God’s Not Dead(2014), to the R-rated, record breaking(in gross profits and box office) film The Passion of The Christ, Christian films have been at the source of our story-telling history at its heart… and can show us the trends... Read more

May 6, 2023

High Renaissance Art Defined The 16th century brought us many brilliant masters of this technique now known as the Renaissance period. Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo… truly brought out the best of what was likely an era of new ideas in humanism and naturalist styles. What is important to note with High Renaissance art is technique and themes. To impress a sharp and clear picture, High Renaissance was structured with visual, symmetrical, and compositional perfection. Overall, themes seemed to... Read more

May 3, 2023

I believe that spiritual art is truly inspiring and can be akin to many beautiful works of religious art. A spiritual link into the mind of an artist to churn out a work of landscape or portrait that drives our relationship to divinity and religion is always a graceful concept if done with care. When one thinks of spiritual art, what exactly does it mean? Spiritual art by definition Spiritualist art or spirit art or mediumistic art or psychic painting, according... Read more

May 2, 2023

How religious expression in art can open up new possibilities The art world has always been an open forum of rich discussion for expression, in theory, and in practice. I have always believed in it’s genuine place in the world to give the voiceless a chance to be heard. I still believe this. In religious expression, there is a beautiful and truly elevated experience that all art lovers can appreciate. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed trends that I feel are declining the... Read more

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