The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer, (1657-1658). (Image: wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Learn Something Good: Art Appreciation

The number of deaths, ongoing vaccine development, mass panicking, and other similar headlines are published on a daily basis by most news outlets around the world. There’s nothing but doom and gloom. Yet, sitting behind our windows and staring outside,…

'The Lady of Shalott' by John William Waterhouse, (1870–1917). (Image:  Wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Art Review: The Lady of Shallot

A boat traveling from afar comes to a halt on the shore. Cradled within it is a lifeless woman’s body. A group of knights discovers the boat that drifted from the river and find a paper on her chest: “The web…

Award-winning artist John Grade’s latest creation is called 'Reservoir' and is a massive web-like structure dangled between several tall trees. (Image: via John Grade Studio)

Art Lover: Forest Sculpture Collecting Rainwater

Award-winning artist John Grade creates artwork inspired by the transience of nature to produce 3D site-specific sculptures. Grade is motivated by changes taking place in the natural world, and the forms of the organisms found there. Kinetics, impermanence, and a…

Emperor Huizong is recognized as an honorable ancestor of the Chinese and a patron of the arts. (Image:  Wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Song Emperor Huizong: Patron of the Arts

In the year 1100, Huizong took the throne as Northern Song Dynasty’s eighth emperor. At the time, he was just 17 years old. Emperor Huizong will always be remembered as a political failure. Regrettably, he lost the throne to the…

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Learn Something Good: Art Appreciation

The number of deaths, ongoing vaccine development, mass panicking, and other similar headlines are published on a daily basis by most news outlets around the world. There’s nothing but doom…

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Art Review: The Lady of Shallot

A boat traveling from afar comes to a halt on the shore. Cradled within it is a lifeless woman’s body. A group of knights discovers the boat that drifted from the…

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Art Can Help Humanity Deal With Climate Change

Latai Taumoepeau is a Tongan Australian artist who is best known for performance art that explores the themes of race, power, and climate change. She believes that artists can play…

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Art Lover: Forest Sculpture Collecting Rainwater

Award-winning artist John Grade creates artwork inspired by the transience of nature to produce 3D site-specific sculptures. Grade is motivated by changes taking place in the natural world, and the…

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Song Emperor Huizong: Patron of the Arts

In the year 1100, Huizong took the throne as Northern Song Dynasty’s eighth emperor. At the time, he was just 17 years old. Emperor Huizong will always be remembered as…

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Artist Ben Li and His Views on Hong Kong

Ben Li is a Chinese artist who graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. He majored in sculpture and currently works both as an artist and as a…

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How to Take Photos of Lightning

Lightning photography is tricky, requiring a little patience and luck, but when it all comes together it is one of the most rewarding subjects to shoot. Photographing lightning is a…

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Getting to Know Your DSLR

So, you’ve bought your first DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera — but you don’t really know what to do with your camera? While there are thousands of sites for you to…