Sufism or Taṣawwuf (Arabic: التصوف), which is often defined as “Islamic mysticism”the inward dimension of Islam,or “the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam, is a mystical trend in Islam “characterized … [by particular] values, ritual practices, doctrines and institutions” which began very early on in Islamic history and which represents “the main manifestation and the most important and central crystallization […]
As Ballymore Group CEO Sean Mulryan ever said, “I wanted to do something that had never been done before.” Now, what he had said really comes into reality. Just check out this glass “sky pool” hanging on this quite high building rising up 115 feet. Pretty scary, huh?
The Klementinum library was voted as one of the most beautiful and majestic libraries in the world. The library which was first opened in 1722 as part of the Jesuit university having been a beautiful example of Baroque architecture. Just check it out.
If you explore deep in the woods in Estonia, there you can find this king-size wooden megaphones built by a bunch of interior architecture students. The bunch of students happens to be led by an architecture student called Birgit Õigus who is the author of the wonderful idea. Check out the way the giant megaphones […]
Photorealism is a genre in paintings, which came out in about the same era as conceptual art, Pop Art, and Minimalism, expressing a strong realism interest in art. Amongst many names, Yigal Ozeri was one of the masters of Photorealism.
Vincent Van Gogh While in Paris, Van Gogh was exposed to a myriad of artistic styles, including the Japanese woodblock print, or “ukiyo-e.” These prints were only made available in the West in the mid-nineteenth century. Van Gogh collected works by Japanese ukiyo-e masters like Hiroshige and Hokusai and claimed these works were as important […]
The peony or paeony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. Scientists differ on the number of species that can be distinguished ranging from 25 to 40, although the current consensus is 33 known species. The relationships between the species […]
One of Master in Abstract painting in Asia in his era is Profesor Ahmad Sadali, born and surrounding in Islamic scholar made him have passion for spread out his capability in faith. Ahmad Sadali was born in Garut, West Java, Indonesia on July 29, 1924. He studied at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) under […]
Kandinsky was born in Moscow, the son of Lidia Ticheeva and Vasily Silvestrovich Kandinsky, a tea merchant. Kandinsky learned from a variety of sources while in Moscow. He studied many fields while in school, including law and economics. Later in life, he would recall being fascinated and stimulated by colour as a child. His fascination with […]
An Italian sculptor by the name of Giambologna erected this quite epic colossus sculpture as a symbol of Italy’s rugged Apennines mountains. This colossus, half man, half mountain, was created in the late 1500s.