Lights! Camera! Bosch! – A Study of Art in Film
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Lights! Camera! Bosch! – A Study of Art in Film

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Blink or you’ll miss it! Art in film has been an integral element in injecting meaning and aesthetic into film scenes. Art can foreshadow events in a film, interpret meaning, character motivations, and in general, shape why the film is taking place. Although cinema can be considered mass art, the incorporation of paintings … Continue reading

A Study in Blue: Mental Illness and Depression in Art History
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A Study in Blue: Mental Illness and Depression in Art History

When words could not express the toxicity of the human mind, a paintbrush was used instead. Mental illness and depression have been integral inspirations behind many artists, most famously, revealing the unravelling mind of Vincent van Gogh. Plato has stated that “madness is a gift from the Gods”, and more recently, British poet Lord Byron … Continue reading

Contextualising Religion and Society: The Continuities and Changes in the Representation of the Annunciation in Northern Renaissance Art Before and After the Reformation (1517)
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Contextualising Religion and Society: The Continuities and Changes in the Representation of the Annunciation in Northern Renaissance Art Before and After the Reformation (1517)

Figure 1: Workshop of Robert Campin, Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece), c. 1427-32. Oil on oak, 64.5 x 117.8 cm. The Cloisters Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The narration of the Annunciation that is central to Christianity is based on the Gospel of Luke (1.26-38). These few verses contain the description of the Angel Gabriel … Continue reading

Censoring the Identity for the Sake of Morality: The Rights of the Artist’s vs. the Deceased
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Censoring the Identity for the Sake of Morality: The Rights of the Artist’s vs. the Deceased

Illustration 1: Andres Serrano, The Morgue (Jane Doe, Killed by Police) 1992 The art world is no stranger to controversy. For many years, works have been constantly scrutinized over their artistic validity, medium, presentation, and almost always, their interpretation. But as culture evolves, new boundaries are being broken, leading to an influx of new ethical … Continue reading

Sensitising the Desensitised: The Science-Focused Contemporary Art Charming us into Environmental Altruism
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Sensitising the Desensitised: The Science-Focused Contemporary Art Charming us into Environmental Altruism

The climate change segment of the Rio opening ceremony enacted Drummond de Andrade’s poem- a flower sprouting in the middle of a city street. Image courtesy of National PR (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) An excerpt of Carlos Drummond de Andrade’s definitive poem, A Flor e a Náusea (Nausea and The Flower), was featured in a commended segment … Continue reading