Arts & Culture
Brandscovery Nov 21, 2020 3
One of the world’s most comprehensive dance systems, classical Chinese dance boasts a wealth of techniques—roughly categorized into jumps, turns, fanshen, control, and tumbling techniques. Over the years, these techniques have been borrowed by other art forms, and are, surprisingly, more widely recognized by names given from gymnastics or martial arts. But in actuality, these movements all originate from classical Chinese dance.
Brandscovery Oct 09, 2020 13
Put simply, a sonnet is a 14-line poem. You might write one for any number of reasons: a class assignment, a birthday present, or visions of poetic paradise and posterity. Let’s begin. I’ll take you through a simple guide that can lead to a basic sonnet in 10 minutes at the easy level to one that demonstrates literary mastery at the difficult level.
Brandscovery Oct 02, 2020 55
“Poetry … is a more philosophical and a higher thing than history: for poetry tends to express the universal, history the particular.” — Aristotle (384-322 BC), Poetics
Brandscovery Sep 26, 2020 27
The story of Filippo Brunelleschi, who reimagined architecture, designing the magnificent dome for the Florence Cathedral, a symbol of the Renaissance spirit that still inspires humanity 500 years on.
Brandscovery Sep 16, 2020 25
The Death of Socrates is a masterpiece by French painter Jacques-Louis David in 1787. It depicts the story of the execution of Socrates as told by Plato in his Phaedo.
Biasho Sep 15, 2020 16
So, what’s your dream vacation like? Is it sunbathing in white sandy beaches? Is it a break from your normal homemade food or same cereals to scrumptious bites of our signature Nyama Choma (Grilled Meat)? Is it spending your evenings watching the last rays of the sun strike your face gently during sunset? Or is it listening to amazing mythical folklores behind every community and culture?
Brandscovery Sep 06, 2020 32
Reaching Within: What traditional art offers the heart
Brandscovery Aug 31, 2020 29
Gustave Moreau was a 19th-century symbolist painter in France. The symbolists believed that the art of the 18th century was too scientific and had discarded spirituality from its subject matter and execution.
Brandscovery Aug 21, 2020 41
As we come close to the middle of 2020, I’m left asking “What else will happen?” It’s been an eventful year so far, to say the least. I’ve been thinking deeply about the events that have occurred this year, and I believe the time is ripe to reflect on ourselves and question what it means to be good human beings. I, myself, was encouraged to reflect when I came across the illustration by William Blake titled “The Casting of Rebel Angels Into Hell,” based on John Milton’s “Paradise Lost.”