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Who Is This Naked Man Confronting the Canadian Founding Daddies?
Canada was officially born on July 1, 1867. The Canadian government commissioned Robert Harris, a prominent Canadian artist, to paint 'The Fathers of Confederation'. Unfortunately, the painting was destroyed in the 1916 parliamentary fire.
Ukrainian Artist's Dystopian and Surrealist Art
Authoritarians attack art that does not conform. It is about restraining intellectualism and creativity - two traits of human nature that challenge and pose a threat to power structures. It is about making sure that propaganda reigns, and dissent, if any, is silenced.
5 Paintings by a Ukrainian Russian Painter to Keep You Captivated
"…you will see for yourself how our Russian reality, which no one has yet depicted, will begin to sparkle before your eyes. How its poetic truth will draw you in, to the very marrow of your bones, how you'll start trying to grasp it and with all the passion of love transfer it onto canvas."
7 Iconic Brand Logos Inspired by Mythology. See if You Can Spot Any
Let me cut the chase and dive into some mythical and historical stories that inspired companies to design their logos. These companies have become super famous brands, and some of the symbols are the most recognizable.
The Hidden Symbolism in Picasso's Guernic
Pablo Picasso's Guernica is one of the most monumental paintings in the history of modern art. This painting was an artistic translation of the aerial bombing that happened in the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War on 26th April 1937 leading to the mass killing of thousands of innocent civilians. Francisco Franco collaborated with Nazi Germany and Italy to carry out this operation and captured Northern Spain.
4 Unusual Yet Meaningful Art Installations Across the World
Since time immemorial, art has played a quintessential role in enriching people's perspectives and translating experiences across space and time. Beyond the individual level, art has helped in exposing socio-political habits discussing environmental problems and animal cruelty.
The Hidden Symbolism Behind Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - the prolific composer of the Classical period was a Freemason. Just after his 29th birthday, he joined the Masonic lodge called Beneficence in Vienna and rose from the ranks of Apprentice to be a Journeyman in the following year and shortly became a Master Mason. For the last seven years of his life, the Masonic order played an important role.
The Enigma of Botticelli's - 'Primavera'
Sandro Botticelli's Primavera is one of the most magnificent and popular paintings in western art. Apart from its grandeur visual appeal and intricate detailing, it is also famous for its unfathomable symbolism that has attracted art historians time and again.