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Bushidō or the “Way of the Warrior” is the code of chivalrous behaviour followed by Japanese Samurai. The name comes from the Japanese word for a warrior — bushi. Most of these principles are adopted from Confucianism and the Chinese philosophy of living. Over time bushido became the basis of Japanese ethics that was thought to the entire society. Bushido code had an influence on many areas of life in Japan, from art and philosophy to Japanese tea ceremonies and craftsmanship.


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Feminist art developed simultaneously with the feminist movement. Its origins can be traced back to the 1960s and the 2nd wave of feminism. Feminist art was inspired by the works of proto-feminist artists like Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois, whose pieces focused on topics of domesticity, the female body and the life of women. Feminist artists aimed to rewrite male-dominated art history and the tradition of seeing women as objects for male pleasure. Battle for gender equality and equal opportunities, led by the feminist art movement helped female artists gain grander recognition, in a male-dominated world of art.


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The world has a lot of environmental challenges. Pollution, waste, overconsumption, climate change are just some of the problems affecting our planet and urging people to rethink their lifestyle and artists to rethink their art. As a result, more and more artists are creating environmental art that raises awareness and offers answers to some of the environmental issues we are facing today. However, despite the recent surge of environmental artworks, it’s fair to say that environmental art has a long tradition that can be traced back to the 1960s and the rise of Land art.


Many people unfamiliar with the Arab culture, think that hijab and abaya are the only traditional Arabic garments women wear. Contrary to popular opinion, different Arab nations and different regions have their own preferred dress and headscarf types. The versatility of Arab dresses is often the source of confusion. In this blog post, we’ll highlight some elements of the traditional Arab garments, worn in different parts of the Arabic world.


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Calligraphy has a special status in China, as the Chinese culture is devoted to the power of the written word. Those who had mastered the art of calligraphy would often take up the dominant positions in the government. In the past, the emperors used engraving pronouncements on mountain sides and stones to affirm their authority. Over time, the changes in the materials, tools and government requirements, caused calligraphy to transform. Old styles were pushed aside as new, more modern styles appeared. Eventually, 5 separate scripts developed and are still being used today, each featuring its singularities. …


By Roméo A.

The tea ceremony has a special place in Japanese culture. Preparing and drinking tea is a meditative process that brings tranquillity, and balance to participators, by allowing them to forget about the daily problems and immerse themselves into the way of the tea.

The ceremony also allows guests to enjoy the traditional Japanese hospitality and get to know the Japanese philosophy of living. …


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Calligraphy, the art of beautiful handwriting was carefully nurtured in many parts of the world. In the Middle East, Arabic calligraphy found its way into every part of human life. It has moved beyond paper and incorporated itself into many different art forms and materials. Apart from religious texts and Quranic quotes, Arabic calligraphers also created a variety of nonreligious scripts like poems or aphorisms. And calligraphy letters were also frequently used as decoration for glass, metal and other household items.


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Latin American art is a comprehensive term that includes the art of South and Central America, and the Caribbean, but also art made by Latin American artists living in other regions, for example, Europe and North America. Apart from being defused to almost all continents, Latin American art also has a long tradition, going deep into the past to the colonial times. It’s not a surprise, that Latin American art is a very wide term encompassing many different artistic genres, styles and movements.


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The relationship between art and politics is multifaceted. Art can contribute to political discourse by supporting the current political and ideological views. However, more often than not, art is a disruptive form, that serves as a tool for changing existing political and social realities. Art can address certain political issues or reinterpret different social structures (for example, it can reveal different power balances in the society, offering alternative understandings of certain events, etc.)

Artists can be activists themselves, as a part of a political movement or organisation, but many times they cause political change singlehandedly without joining any pre-existing political…


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Many people struggle to incorporate sculptures into their interior design projects. Even professionals sometimes see sculptures as big, bulky objects that occupy too much space and often opt for more convenient two-dimensional pieces. Adding sculptures to a living area can be particularly difficult in modern, tiny apartments, where every inch counts.

However, there are sculptures for all spaces and sizes. You don’t have to put a monumental 10-feet​【𝟯 𝗺】 tall sculpture by your front door to wow friends and family. You can always pick a charming, smaller piece that can be easily incorporated into any room, no matter how big…

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