The Harlem Renaissance, which took place in the 1920s and 1930s in Harlem, New York, was a cultural and artistic movement that profoundly impacted African American art, literature, music, and intellectualism. It was a time when African Americans could express themselves through various mediums and voice their opinions and struggles through their work. The impact of the Harlem Renaissance on American culture is immense and long-lasting, as it laid the foundation for the civil rights movement and challenged traditional notions of race and identity. (more…)
The types of food people are coming to know are growing day-by-day. Our love for food is greater than ever. Food habits are shaped by environment, available ingredients, climate, and even factors like class and income. Though food is first and foremost a basic necessity, it is also a cultural symbol, i.e. Sushi is synonymous with Japan, fish and chips conjure up images of Britain, and tacos are associated with Mexico. (more…)
There is no place in the face of the earth where people do not sing and where music is not treated as an art. Everyone think music as a part of his or her life. Whether to entertain or to find tranquility in this busy chaotic world, people turned toward music. People believe that without music there is no refinement, no culture, and no particular identity. (more…)
The ancient Greece and Rome thought that human body was very beautiful on the contrary in the Middle Ages there were very little interest in the human bodies. The renaissance artists painted the human body more exactly and naturally as compared to earlier artists. Moreover, the artists painted the smaller objects into extra larger sizes by using the scientific knowledge of linear perspective. The paintings appeared very natural as if they were taken of the natural world. To bring naturalism the artists very tactfully used light and shadow in their paintings.
Michelangelo was great painter, sculptor and architect. In his paintings we see a mixture of classical form and religious themes. He worked in marble sculptors and his famous example of sculpture was David (see figure5). He gave the idea that painting and sculpture had the same status as architecture.
“The gaze” or “Look” is a technical term originated by film theorists, however, there is a sense of power attributed by it because the gaze of a character or the actor is such that there is an air of superiority about it. According to Jonathan Schroeder (1998), to gaze at someone in any visual art form is not just a look it conveys a psychological relationship where the gazer is dominant while looking at an object. Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass, was path-breaking and provocative at the same time because in the painting the naked woman is directly gazing at the viewer. (more…)