Iconography
Iconography, as a branch of art history, studies the identification, description, and the interpretation of the content of images: the subjects depicted, the particular compositions and details used t...
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Autistic Boy Sees Mind-Blowing Visions from Heaven!
First-time parents Joe and Tahni Cullen were thrust into the confusing world of autism when their toddler, Josiah, suddenly lost his ability to speak, play and socialize. In their attempts to see Jos...
Dalí - The painter who entered the fourth dimension
A 1954 painting by Salvador Dalí features a mysterious, four-dimensional ‘hypercube’. Fiona Macdonald finds out how maths fascinated the great Spanish painter.
The Myth Of Ponce De León And The Fountain of Youth
On April 2, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León and his crew became the first recorded Europeans to set eyes on Florida. Legend holds that they made this discovery while searching for the Founta...
Increasing Lifespans By Changing Our RNA
The things we do to extend our lives--quitting smoking, cutting back on carbs, taking up jogging --all have some impact on our longevity, if only just a little. But no matter how hard we work towards...
Calming Mandala Stone Art
Award-winning artist, Elspeth McLean, uses a different type of canvas and technique to produce unusual works of art. Incorporating her own form of pointillism, called "dotillism", Elspeth paints eye-a...
La 'Pietà Rondanini' spiegata da Henry Moore
Lo scultore americano Henry Moore racconta la Pietà Rondanini di Michelangelo Buonarroti. L'ultima opera di Michelangelo è una delle più palpitanti e commoventi. È l'ultima della vita (ci morì sopra l...
Could Nanotechnology Stop Us Ageing?
So what is nanotechnology(or nanotech, for the sake of characters), beside just "really small technology"? Well, the official definition is "the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular and supr...
Drug Perks Up Old Muscles And Aging Brains
UC Berkeley researchers have discovered that a small-molecule drug simultaneously perks up old stem cells in the brains and muscles of mice, a finding that could lead to drug interventions for humans ...
Tech Titans’ Latest Project: Defy Death
The tech titans who founded Google, Facebook, eBay, Napster and Netscape are using their billions to rewrite the nation’s science agenda and transform biomedical research. Their objective is to use th...
St George's Day: Six Reasons Why St George Is The Perfect Symbol Of Multiculturalism
Most historians think George was born in modern-day Turkey to a Greek family. He served in the army of an Italian city-state and ultimately died living in modern-day Palestine. His parents, though Gre...
Iconic photos of the Vietnam War
Iconic Vietnam War photos
10 paintings with hidden meanings
After revelations that an artist hid a Monica Lewinsky reference in an official portrait of Bill Clinton, Mark Hudson lists 10 more paintings with secrets
4 Yoga Mudras/Asanas To Enhance Your Sexual Vitality.
 Why the Spark is important for a Relationship? Some call it the “seven year itch” but ask anyone who has spent more than 5 years in a married relationship and chances are you will hear some whining. ...
The Rape of the Sabine Women
According to tradition, the city of Rome was founded in the 8th century B.C. by Romulus. The Roman historian Livy wrote that the city of Rome grew strong quickly, and was able to defend itself against
Early Christian art and architecture
Early Christian art and architecture (or Paleochristian art) is the art produced by Christians or under Christian patronage from the earliest period of Christianity to, depending on the definition use...
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Crux gemmata
A crux gemmata (Latin, "jewelled cross") is a form of cross typical of Early Christian and Early Medieval art, where the cross, or at least its front side, is principally decorated with jewels. In an ...
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Romanian Orthodox icons
In the Romanian Orthodox Church, icons serve much the same purpose as they do in the rest of the worldwide Orthodox Church. The art of painting them has seen a revival after the end of the communist p...
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Russian icons
The use and making of icons entered Kievan Rus' following its conversion to Orthodox Christianity in AD 988. As a general rule, these icons strictly followed models and formulas hallowed by Byzantine ...
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Christian symbols
Christian symbolism is the use of symbols, including archetypes, acts, artwork or events, by Christianity. It invests objects or actions with an inner meaning expressing Christian ideas.The symbolism ...
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Nativity of Jesus in art
The Nativity of Jesus has been a major subject of Christian art since the 4th century. The artistic depictions of the Nativity or birth of Jesus, celebrated at Christmas, are based on the narratives i...
Nativity of Jesus in art - Wikipedia
Depictions of Jesus
The depiction of Jesus in pictorial form was controversial in the early Church. The depiction of him in art took several centuries to reach a conventional standardized form for his physical appearance...
Depictions of Jesus - Wikipedia
Icon
An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn "image") is generally a flat panel painting depicting Jesus, Mary, saints and angels, which is venerated among Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and in certain Easte...
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Depiction of Jesus
The depiction of Jesus in pictorial form was controversial in the early Church. The depiction of him in art took several centuries to reach a conventional standardized form for his physical appearance...
Depiction of Jesus - Wikipedia