symbolism

Healing #1, acrylic and charcoal on paper, 82"x42" In a formal sense, I find these paintings very beautiful: their limited
Adele Bloch-Bauer, Gertha Loew, Mäda Primavesi -- the muses are all here!
Let's look for pleasure in adversity. We have no good of which we are assured; Yet, in misfortune we can hope, assured That
Neither the self nor all outside it is separate Solely to the unfathomable obscurity Of opacity at night. We makeshift lenses
Colors play an important role in our lives. They can remind us of a place, a time of year, or our favorite traditions, and
Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.
Most clear thinking people understand that "hoplophobia" itself is an irrational term since there is nothing "irrational" about fearing that one could be listed among the 10,000+ gun-related homicides each year in the U.S., many perpetrated by people who purchased firearms legally.
This October, the electronic billboards at the maddening Times Square in New York City will display the creative prowess of Shahzia Sikander, an artist of Pakistani descent who lives and works in NYC.
Since I can remember, I've had a recurring dream that I am in a basketball stadium which I knowingly visited once (or so
I wear my crimson red string as a talisman; thought to have magical powers of protection and rewards of good luck. The tradition is popularly thought to be associated with Judaism's Kabbalah and the story of Rachel who gave to others and was blessed in return.
In recent times, few painters have made substantive strides in the field of floral and still life painting. One such artist is Susan Breen. At first glance, viewers are often drawn in by the mood of the work, which can be anything from somber or heavy-hearted to spiritually uplifting and enlightening.
The question answered by the South Carolina House of Representatives today is whether their state government, as a political and democratic institution representing constituents of all races, should maintain on its capitol grounds the very flag it placed there 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.
Flags are, of course, symbols. They fit into a level of communication that, in our practice of quantum storytelling, we call
Harry's death by the dark lord is his salvation. As the devil rejoiced over the crucifixion of Christ, so too Voldemort glories in Harry's demise not realizing it is his own destruction that has been orchestrated.
Instead of Luke's crucifixion, in the end it is Vader that dies. But before his death, like the robber crucified next to Christ, Vader seeks redemption from his son and encourages him to overcome the emperor and the dark side.
he premise of Avatar sounds so reminiscent of the book of Genesis that it is hardly a stretch of the imagination to see the similarities and symbolism. Although Jake Sully initially starts out as an agent for evil, in the end he finds redemption to save the Na'vi tribe and HomeTree.
Photographer Sarah Elise Abramson's aesthetic is at the intersection of the poetic and unsettling, the creepy and beautiful, the subversive and classically Romantic.