Tag: culture

Politics Over Prose?

Politics Over Prose?

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09/27/2019

Washington’s geographical center is saturated with Greek revival columns that tower over thousands of scurrying suits. Plaques, giant obelisks, and statues remind passersby that decisions of great political weight are and have always been made on the very ground they tread on. Of the 100-odd monuments in the District dedicated to individuals, fewer than 10…

In Defense of Visual Art

In Defense of Visual Art

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03/03/2015

Who’s your favorite musician? Actress? What’s your favorite movie? Book? Almost everyone has a response to these questions. Kanye West. Keira Knightley. Star Wars. Harry Potter. Rarely do the answers “I don’t listen to music,” or “I don’t watch movies,” or “I don’t read” leave the questioner satisfied. Who is your favorite visual artist? To…

Minimalism in the Modern World

Minimalism in the Modern World

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02/24/2015

The last few decades have witnessed the development of a profoundly influential philosophical movement that is tantamount to perceptions of the modern world, but was conceived over a hundred years ago. It has its roots in primitivism, but now reaches into canopy of culture. Although the term “Minimalism“ was first used in 1913 to describe…

Benoy Behl and the Art of Buddhism

Benoy Behl and the Art of Buddhism

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12/03/2014

From the moment I entered the Benoy Behl art exhibit, I was mesmerized by the colorful contrast of eye-catching art pieces that lined the stark white exhibit walls. The photographs were small in size, but upon closer examination, contained a complexity and depth that could house a variety of interpretations. The exhibit is located in…

Free in DC: Part IV, The Hillwood Museum

Free in DC: Part IV, The Hillwood Museum

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11/11/2014

Sometimes, you feel the urge to go back in time. Back to the time of grand mansions and artfully kept gardens; the time of opulently shiny wallpaper, pastels, elaborate china, four-post canopy beds and portraits of old white men; the time where an heiress to a cereal company could buy art from around the world….

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