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Exquisite Creatures -Aman

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” ― Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata There’s this universal truth that beauty is pleasurable and the one thing we all strive for as humans is pleasure. We wish to feel content and satisfied, we wish to be wowed. Beauty does just that. Through our … Continue reading

Heal the World… with art

Art can be labelled as the appreciation of beauty because to everyone beauty is defined differently whether it’s the way someone looks, the rich taste in food, or even music. An object’s beauty would appear to be a relational, mind-dependent property – a property it possesses in asset of its capacity to affect observers in a certain … Continue reading

Music’s Universal Language: The Art of Sound

Listen to this video as you read through the post. The history of music is beyond the age of books and literature.  Most people would agree that dates back to the beginning of humans and tribes. Music was used during wars to signal raids and also to create peace treaties in the time of the … Continue reading

The Art of Cartography

A map is more than just a way to convey geographical information about the world. A good map, to me, is the ultimate crossroads between truth and beauty – a work of art that simultaneously manages to be explicit in its imparting of wisdom and reality and yet still indicates subtleties much too deep for … Continue reading

Calling All Dawns – Emily

Video game music is hardly the most prestigious or recognized form of art. Sure, it’s music, but it’s not a very common definition of “art” or “beauty”. Christopher Tin composed the first ever piece of music written for a video game to receive a Grammy – Baba Yetu. Some of you might recognize it from … Continue reading

Jennifer: The Unescapable Beauty of Pointe

Wearing a pair of reinforced satin slippers, with a bit of padding stuffed into the toes, Marie Taglioni walks onto the stage of the Paris Opera. Then, to the amazement of her audience, she rises – and continues to make history by dancing on the tips of toes throughout the show. Nowadays, professional ballet dancers … Continue reading

Jennifer: Pretty People

Imagine a future world in which everyone undergoes an operation at 16 to become “pretty” and thereby be granted the “good life.” This disturbing society is detailed in the well-known series Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, which delves into the possible repercussions of an appearance-based outlook. To truly understand how the characters in the novel decided … Continue reading