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Abstract Stylisation and Visual Representation in African Art

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Abstract Stylisation and Visual  Representation in African Art

 Art gives us the channel to fully express ourselves. Expressing one's self is the freedom we gift to our soul. 🕊️ I love this beautiful accumulation of my artworks in Caroline Chinakwe’s mixed-media digital collage.🖤 I'm a  great fan of Max a Hatter. His bold, stylish, Expressions of creativity are astonishing. To be part of this incredible colourful combustion, filled with so much excitement and thrill is remarkable. Chect out www.carolinechinkwe.com and www.maxahatter.com    

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The Significance Of Coral In Edo Culture, Nigeria

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The Significance Of Coral In Edo Culture, Nigeria

It will be no exaggeration to say that in many West African cultures, coral plays a significant role and hold deep meaning. It is used as a physical medium in traditional designs to convey a powerful message of freedom of expression, power, dominance and hierarchy. Although there is a spectrum of styles, shapes, and colours of corals widely available, there are, nevertheless, fundamental traits discernible in all of them, such as the naturalism and the stylisation, which makes each coral unique. The most valued coral is the reddest and the most branchy of them all. The red, pink, orange and...

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Unexpected Miracles In The Moment

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Unexpected Miracles In The Moment

Hello, beautiful people, how are you all doing today? In the UK, we usually associate winter with icy cold weather. Usually over the Christmas holidays, we anticipate the all "White Christmas," but our quest and desires usually ends with great disappointment. So, imagine the shock when I woke up on Sunday, morning to find my street covered with snow. Oh, it was so lovely! I am so sure this beautiful, lovely surprise cheered up every soul on lockdown.  Well, not everyday I get to do my meditational walk on ice, so I dressed up for the occasion, and took to...

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The Art of Communicating

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I'm here for you, this is the best and the most precious gift you can give a loved one.  Nothing is more precious than your true fresh presence. You offer it to increase your happiness and your loved one's happiness. To love someone means to be there for him or her. To be there is an art and practice.Are you truly there for the person you say that you love 100 per cent? Using the skills of mindful breathing and mindful walking, you can bring together your body and mind to restore yourself and to produce your true presence in...

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Its A Shore Thing!

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Its A Shore Thing!

While the "Seashore Vibe" is the hottest trend of this season, with every piece of accessory, jewellery and footwear all adorned with shells and pearls. Seashells are a vital part of human culture and geological processes. Many people often remember their beach experience with a story which is closely related to their seashore finds and shell collection. As a British African, whose early childhood was spent in Africa, I can't say that we frequented to the beach because most Africans are afraid of water. And my granny would often discourage us at the mention of anything water-related. As a young...

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