Can Art Change the World?

September 17, 2019

Miniature painting is a genre in Persian and Indian art that has survived the passage of time. Indo-Persian miniature painting, a common heritage of the two nations, was originally an artwork adorning text that reached its climax of glory during the 15th and 16th centuries. Miniature...

Art in Pictures

September 17, 2019

In the Hyperreal World of US Education, Art Must Be Innocuous

July 22, 2019

One of the deepest features of any culture concerns the general approach to problem-solving. Some cultures, before defining the actions intended to solve any complex problem, privilege the idea of engaging in research. Others prefer contradictory public debate. And many cultures rely on guidance...

How the Mona Lisa Became So Overrated

September 24, 2016

The adulation of the Mona Lisa tells a story about popular culture. Anyone who ever had to endure endless queues to see Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa will understand this question of its popularity. Nestled among our civilization’s most magnificent creations, the story of the world’s...

Reclaiming the Streets of Beirut Through Art

February 28, 2016

Discovering Casablanca Through its Street Art

April 05, 2015

Casablanca is a legendary city. But Abul-Hasanat Siddique has discovered something that’s not usually part of the legend: explosive street art. Experiencing a Moroccan city on foot is probably the best thing to do when you’re...

Peintre X: Reframing The Streets

December 12, 2012

A new kind of street art introduced by Peintre X adds color to gray city streets. “I believe that art can be more than a collector’s item that can be bought and sold.” These are the words of a Munich street artist who has...

Street Art – The Fun Loving Criminals?

December 12, 2012

While street art is becoming increasingly more popular in the mainstream, artists still, more often than not, risk arrest and criminal charges, raising important questions about how we define and appreciate art. It is safe to say that all of us, at some point in our lives, have been exposed...