Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth film of the Transformers franchise and debuts as a "reboot" with a new cast featuring Mark Wahlberg as the struggling protagonist inventor, Stanley Tucci as the successful genius tech company head who partners with Kelsey Grammar, the manipulative CIA antagonist trying to control the future. Nicola Peltz resumes the hot female lead, but this time it's … [Read more...] about Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See is an amazing novel about two women who are childhood best friends that share everything with each other, even a deep love they describe as more sacred than the love between a man and wife. This is a great piece of historical fiction set in 19th century China during the days when young girls had their feet bound to keep them tiny forever and were … [Read more...] about History and Culture Novelized: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Apartments are expensive enough as it is, especially if they’re in major metropolitan areas (a.k.a. some of the most desirable places to live, work, and go to school). I’m in the process of finding ways to decorate my first apartment, but new furniture is too costly in addition to the expenses of school and rent. Still, it’s important to feel comfortable when you arrive back at your place after a … [Read more...] about The Importance of Being Furnished: Bargain Decorations
Discussing the evolution of the Virgin Mary in art would be like writing about the evolution of art itself. The mother of Jesus, who is one third of the Holy Trinity and the Son of God, plays a central role in Christianity, especially Catholicism. It is only fitting that she also plays an important role in Christian art. Now, keep in mind that people pray to Mary in order to get Jesus’s attention. … [Read more...] about Evolution of the Virgin Mary in Art
Religious art is artistic imagery using religious inspiration and motifs and is often intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual.This art involves ritual and cult practices as well as practical and operative aspects of the path to spiritual realization within the artist's religious tradition. Here are four major religious art works from around the world: Caravaggio’s The Calling of St. Matthew … [Read more...] about 4 Religious Art Works From Around The World
Rooms evoke emotions, whether we are conscious of them or not. For instance, libraries often make us feel calm, while bars and restaurants usually evoke excitement or happiness. Institutions where several types and ages of people gather may have areas that vacillate between a relaxed feel and an upbeat one. However, why is this? Psychological research suggests it may be because of the lighting … [Read more...] about Does Color Have a Temperature?
“Le vent se lève! . . . il faut tenter de vivre!” “The wind is rising! . . . We must try to live!” - Paul Valéry, “The Graveyard By The Sea” The Wind Rises is the final masterpiece of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. Creator of mega hits like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, The Wind Rises bids a beautiful and bittersweet farewell to the beloved director. The … [Read more...] about Movie Review for The Wind Rises
There are some excellent museums and galleries throughout the sprawling city of Atlanta, each with its own character and all worthy of a visit. Many of the leading artists from around the world showcase their work in these establishments and one of the most popular is in the Buckhead shopping district of the city. There is a hugely impressive list of artists to admire, including Jeanette … [Read more...] about Discover Andrew Moore at the Jackson Fine Art Gallery