HUMAN/NATURE

Who is ultimately in charge?

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Dulce et decorum est

The exhibition “the Sensory War 1914-2014” at Manchester Art Gallery examined the effect of war on humans and nature throughout a century. At the beginning of her talk, Dr. Ana Carden-Coyne said that war is artistic. And indeed war is artistic… Continue Reading →

Plastic surgery as an intervention to make the human body more “natural”

Cosmetic surgery is seen as a way to improve a body’s aesthetic appearance. In a plastic surgery ad by Jacob Sarnoff (1936) a woman is shown before and after surgery. The right side of the woman’s body is in its “natural” state before… Continue Reading →

Chinese Gardens

During the Ming dynasty in the 17th century, China underwent many social and cultural changes due to the sudden influx of silver from South America. Social mobility consequently led to an increase in population and the expansion of the educated… Continue Reading →

A fragmented wor(l)d by Giorgio Celli

Like many other poets, Giorgio Celli’s fragmented wor(l)d requires the reader to actively engage with the text! The poem makes us ask questions to ourselves but also about ourselves. After reading the poem, we are left confused: poetry in a way… Continue Reading →

Love hurts

According to a Greek myth Orpheus was a magical musician and poet. He had the ability to charm all living and non-living things with his music. Rocks moved, trees walked and rivers turned their course so they could listen to his magical music… Continue Reading →

Body is Earth

Our body is Earth. “Our bones breath and blood are the minerals, air and water inside us, not separate but same”. When we go to a new place we soon become that place. By simply drinking water from one place we transform 70%… Continue Reading →

It’s lunch time

I really enjoyed looking at Charles A. Traub Lunch Time photographs. It incorporates many portrays of a diverse group of people who are all out on the streets, at the very same time for the same purpose. No matter who you are, where you are coming… Continue Reading →

War and destruction = beauty

In 1908, Marinetti (how also liked to call himself the “caffeine of Europe”) initiated the movement of Futurism by published the “Manifesto of Futurism”, in which he rejects all practices of how nature has been viewed before and highlights the importance of industry, machines,… Continue Reading →

Food Morgue

With the invention of fridges, humans have created an arctic over which they have thermal control. One third of the food in the US is at some pointed refrigerated. In a way a fridge can be seen as a life supporting machine,… Continue Reading →

The Art of Nature

Albrecht Dürer, a German Renaissance artist drew the “Great Piece of Turf” in 1503. Nowadays, the small watercolor painting might not seem that unusual because we are used to photographs of flora and fauna that capture the exact object within… Continue Reading →

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