Posts tagged "ART"
Excerpt: American Canyon

Excerpt: American Canyon

An excerpt from American Canyon by Amarnath Ravva.
In the News: Captain America, Serpents, Google's Gods and much more!

In the News: Captain America, Serpents, Google’s Gods and much more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
Hitting the Wall: Art in Pakistan

Hitting the Wall: Art in Pakistan

From Karachi, Saba Imtiaz reports on the art scene in Pakistan and the challenges artists face when they choose religion and politics as their themes.
In The News: Breaking Bad, Thanksgivukkah, The Vatican, George Bernard Shaw & much more

In The News: Breaking Bad, Thanksgivukkah, The Vatican, George Bernard Shaw & much more

A round-up of recent religion & media news.
In the News: Bill Nye, Depression, Antarctica, The Dalai Lama & More

In the News: Bill Nye, Depression, Antarctica, The Dalai Lama & More

A round-up of religion in the recent news.
In the News: The Pope, Indian Art & Advertising, Putin & More

In the News: The Pope, Indian Art & Advertising, Putin & More

A round-up of religion in the recent news.

Visual Questions

WHCreation, an online non-profit gallery, has just posted their latest show, "What is Religion?" You can view the exhibition here. Their next show will be titled, "Who is a Predator?"

Art Imitating Life

Elissa Lerner: Even Dan Brown missed these clues. A recent study conducted by a Cornell professor and his Presbyterian minister brother of 52 paintings of the Last Supper made over the past 1,000 years offers artistic evidence of humanity’s increase in food consumption. They discovered that portrayed bread sizes have increased by 23%, plates themselves have grown by...

Susan Sontag’s Legacy

More than 400 artists and writers have signed a letter to publically support Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, the playwright whose controversial play, Dishonour, sparked riots among British Sikhs and led to threats of kidnapping or violence against Bhatti.

Pictures of Heaven

Iranian photographer Hengameh Golestan’s name means, literally, “spectacular rose garden,” a fact she notes in a feature for the Irish webmagazine Nth Position not to boast, but to point to the sad irony of the village of Mahabad, the name of which means “The place to go.” Golestan’s photographs of the Iranian Kurdish residents of the town suggest otherwise. Overwhelmed...

Write Pretty

According to Alt.Muslim, one of the world’s greatest traditional Islamic artists lives in Arlington, Virginia. Mohamed Zakariya is a calligrapher, and he maintains a terrific site of his own about the history of his art. The good editors of Alt.Muslim note that that calligraphy provides an excellent common ground between numerous faiths, and call our attention to an exhibit, “Writing the...

Somebody’s Watching You

When Iranian artists Neda Razavipour and Shahab Fotuhi proposed an installation in a downtown Tehran apartment building, the government’s Office of Beautification told them “The condition of permanence must be taken into account.” As in, for art to be good, it must last. That’s a surprising position in a theocratic state in which human fallibility and impermanence is enshrined...