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Francisco Goya, the Social Revolutionist

04/02/2014

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Spanish Inquisition Photographic Depiction, Photo by Adrian Parker

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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René Magritte | Surrealist Painter

17/02/2012

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Ceci n'est pas une pipe

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!

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The Freudian Origins of Surrealism

15/08/2011

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Salvador Dalí, Tristan and Isolde, study for the set of the ballet Bacchanale, 1944

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 […]

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Fernando Botero | Amedeo Modigliani

07/08/2011

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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, La Grande Odalisque, 1814

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 […]

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Mehndi Henna | Beautiful Brides

24/07/2011

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Henna Bride Eyes

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.

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