Category Archives: Comparisons

Be Your Own Hero (of Time)

I was going to start the great video games and art blogging experience of 2012 with Final Fantasy VII – an obvious choice. However, my old Nintendo 64 came back into my possession and I immediately started replaying Ocarina of Time. This … Continue reading

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I Love Cats. I Love Every Kind of Cat (in Art).

It was never a question of if I would write about cats in art, but when. Whelp, it looks like the time has come. Animal symbolism is all over the place in art. Felines pop up everywhere from Ancient Egyptian … Continue reading

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How We War Now

At a talk at my university last month, a fellow student opined that the media, and in fact we as a society, don’t focus on peace enough. This sentiment begs the question of whether there’s such thing as peace without war. … Continue reading

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When Art Surveys the Damage

The sun may have set on the British Empire, but recently artists have lit it back up. It’s not the most flattering light, either. Previously on TSAH for WIB, I wrote about how time cannot only heal the wounds of … Continue reading

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War to be Proud of?

I’d wager a guess that if I asked you to name what comes to mind with “war art,” you would either offer up works highlighting the horrors of war (The 3rd of May, 1808, Guernica, The Massacre at Chios) or … Continue reading

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K-Pop You Don’t Stop

Sometimes I just want to listen to pop music. A lot of things fall under the umbrella of pop, but I’m not talking about clever indie bands and shufflin’ to the Shins (which I definitely do). I mean girly, dance-able … Continue reading

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In Loving Memory: The Cosmetology of Death

Death is inevitable. Especially on this blog. If I could write about death and botanical symbolism all day, I would be over the moon. So imagine my delight when, earlier this month, the fashion-forward U.K. beauty brand Illamasqua teamed up … Continue reading

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