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Why Do We Make Art?

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” —Oscar Wilde   Art, like people, comes in different forms. It is a universal way of expression—universal yet diverse, complex yet simple, but always beautiful. Some people say they don’t like art, but almost everything is art. Art is not just limited…

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Painting is Poetry Itself

Four reasons that will definitely persuade you to start painting. Robert Delaunay, a French artist, once said that painting is by nature a luminous language. You may wonder why Delaunay referred to it as a language when you cannot even find words in a painting, unlike in poetry. However, the language denoted here is the…

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Opera: The Brief View on Its Prestige

When one says the word opera, the first thing that comes to mind to most people is a vision of a hefty, buxom, blond Viking woman complete with metal breastplates and a horned helmet while orchestra music dramatically crashes as her voice soars to the high heavens.  That image is from “Ride of the Valkyries”…

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Playwright: Builder of Drama

(c) Manchester City Galleries; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts… —William Shakespeare, As You Like It Here’s something most people don’t know: A person who writes plays is call a playwright, not a playwrite. Strange, isn’t…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD