Just as Johnson’s speech promoted the ideals of change and egalitarianism, many American’s hoped the current Obama administration would be able, in a few short months, to change the course of an American history built upon a foundation of inequity.
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The 20th Century Surrealist Painter René Magritte, is one of my favorite artists. I particularly like the Surrealist movement because each person brings their own psychology to bear when interpreting the paintings. Enjoy!
Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:53 p.m. EDT, 15 August 2011 The surrealist movement is in part based on the groundbreaking work of psychologist Dr. Sigmund Freud‘s theories on free association, dream analysis, and the unconscious. By tapping into the unconscious and portraying it unfettered through painting and photography, the viewer is afforded the opportunity […]
Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:31 AM EDT, Sunday, 7 August 2011 An Odalisque (Turkish: Odalık) was a female slave in an Ottoman seraglio. She was an assistant or apprentice to the concubines and wives, and she might rise in status to become one of them. Most odalisque were part of the Imperial Harem, that […]
Henna is traditionally used to mark important life events such as marriage. When most people think of henna they recall the designs such as those in the photo to the left. This type of design is a “Bridal Mehndi.” In Africa, there is another more painful tradition of scarification; however, in regions throughout the world where Henna plants are grown and cultivated, women have used this plant for centuries to adorn themselves with exotic and beautiful designs, each as unique as the woman who wears them.
Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 01:43 AM EDT, 18 May 2011 “I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best.” – Frida Kahlo MEXICO – Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are two painters who lived extraordinary lives defying conventional standards of conduct and mores of their day. Frida […]