Pablo Picasso, the pioneer

Picasso, a name so well known, it doesn’t need an introduction. Pablo Picasso is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. You could easily say that no artist before Picasso had created such a huge impact in the art industry. Not only did his work have an influence on his contemporaries, […]

Limited edition prints

art print

Buying limited edition prints is a great way to start a collection and to acquire pieces of artwork by famous artists at affordable prices.

Craft projects with pressed plants

craft projects with pressed flowers and leaves

Creating craft projects and works of art with pressed flowers and leaves is a wonderfully absorbing hobby.

The 27 club

Have you heard of the 27 club? It is the unofficial name given to artists (musicians, actors, painters) who tragically died at the young age of 27. It is a very sad thing, especially considering the amount of extraordinary talent lost at such a young age. There isn’t a particular statistic that shows people are […]

The mystery of van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is famous due to his unique paintings and style of work. This 19th century painter is also shrouded in mystery, due to his bizarre actions such as cutting off his own ear and taking his life at the age of 37. So I think it’s only fitting to find out why van […]

Dictionary and thesaurus for brain power

words

Expanding our vocabulary makes us smarter: it boosts our memory and improves our ability to think and reason.

Poems on… war

The iliad

War. War never changes. – Fallout War is as old as man. In the deep forests we slew one another with stone and spear. The Bible at times makes a celebration of war: This is what the Lord Almighty says… “Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not […]

Poems on… Love

Love poems

Love is perceived as the traditional muse of poetry. The experience of love is otherworldly; a rich, almost intoxicating emotion that makes one feel something like a god. Anne Sexton sums it up well in this stanza of her poem “When Man Enters Woman”: This man, this woman with their double hunger, have tried to […]

How music affects your brain

Most of us listen to music, even though it might be different kinds of music. Some genres we love, some leave us indifferent  and some we hate. We can’t all like the same music. This blog post is designed to look into the effects of music on your brain and how different types of music […]

Poems on… suicide

Anne Sexton great poet and suicide

What Schopenhauer called will to live is the cornerstone of the human condition. Shockingly,  this will is sometimes defeated by a longing for death. The most poignant expression of this longing is suicide. And the conjunct for suicide is perfect hopelessness. This hopelessness conceives fear in the human mind. The creeds of men have fought […]