Thursday, 19 December 2013

Cuckoo

Cuckoo

Cuckoo
Cuckoo

Cuckoo are slightly different from other birds. They are known for their selfish nature. They don't build their own nest. They lay eggs on other bird's nest. Usually the young cuckoos are raised by another birds. And when they grow bigger, they push other young birds from the nest. So they symbolize selfishness and infidelity. Cuckoos are traditionally a herald of spring in northern Europe. They represent fertility. There is a word "cuckold". This represent a man whose wife is unfaithful. Some other ancient cultures consider cuckoos as a sacred creature. Some cultures believe that they posses magical powers. 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Chameleon

Chameleon

Chameleon
Chameleon

Chameleon is a small and beautiful creature. But this amazing animal have many special powers and abilities to link itself with the many aspects of symbolism. Its ability to change color represents inconstancy, change, camouflage etc. It has another special ability to move its eyes independently. So this ability symbolize the divine power to see future and past. Another special thing about chameleon is its tail. Most of the animal have the upper spiral tail. But chameleon has the special downward spiral tail. This represents the time and changing seasons.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sacred and Profane Love - Art Analysis

Sacred and Profane Love

Artist: Titian
Location: Galleria Borghese
Dimensions: 118 cm × 279 cm
Created: 1514
Genre: Portrait

Sacred and Profane Love
Sacred and Profane Love


Sacred and Profane Love is one of the masterpiece of the famous Renaissance artist Titian. This rectangular oil painting was painted to celebrate the marriage of Venetian Nicolò Aurelio and Laura Bagarotto in 1514. Titian was only 25 years old when he created this awesome painting.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Donatello- Biography

Donatello

Born: 1386, Florence, Italy
Died: December 13, 1466, Florence, Italy
Full Name: Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi
Periods: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

Donatello
Donatello
Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, commonly known as Donatello was an early Renaissance sculptor. He was famous for his work in bas-relief(a form of shallow relief sculpture). He was also significant for perspective illusionism.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Alligator

Alligator

Alligator
Alligator

Alligators are one of the deadly reptiles found on earth. They are also one of the ancient creatures of this world. From early periods they have a significant role in human imaginations and different symbolism in different cultures. According to American cultures, alligators are symbol of maternal love, stealth, aggression, survival and adaptability. They are also linked with shape-shifting in Colombian culture. Alligators also represent fear, bravery, magic, time, speed and many more. Alligators are linked with protection and birth and ancient power also.