Wifredo Lam is one of the most eminent Cuban artists. His works reflect on the spiritual side of Cuban life and myths particularly connected to the African-inhabited area of Santeria and its many rituals. His works redefined the Western idea of “primitive” art, turning it into a narrative about the complex Cuban history of oppression and struggle.
Author: thedifferentlevel (inna Didenko)
LEVEL hosts monthly TED Circles and wants to invite you to our next conversation focused on the theme of OPTIMISM!
We will dissect some of our most iconic creatures of the night - vampires, zombies, the Frankenstein Monster etc. - showing how they evolved, from arcane folklore to Hollywood pop culture, and beyond.
How do we form our individual and collective identity? How do we modify our identities to fit in and assimilate when we encounter other cultures? What does that mean for us when we return home? Join us to explore identity and belonging in this webinar.
The phenomenon of drag has existed for centuries. However, it seems that today, it is enjoying the biggest popularity and acceptance in Western culture. In itself, drag encompasses several different forms of art.
Paula Rego's art is undoubtedly characterised by her incredible ability to create captivating narratives that often evoke fairytales or dreams, but in this talk we will see how she equally uses her art to push important socio-political messages to the frontline.
Japanese calligraphy is an essential part of the country’s culture. Children in Japan learn calligraphy in school, and apply it on numerous occasions in everyday life. Unlike its Chinese counterpart, Japanese calligraphy places the biggest emphasis on the order of strokes that compose the characters and the approach to writing overall.
LEVEL hosts monthly TED Circles and wants to invite you to our next conversation focused on the theme of Imagination!
Japanese Kintsugi is not only about mending our broken ceramic objects with gold, but it has a more profound meaning. Kintsugi helps us to develop more compassion towards ourselves and others and learn how to appreciate broken pieces of our lives.
Cuban art closely followed the turbulent history of Cuba. As political and social conditions changed, so did the art and culture of the country. Incredibly versatile and diverse, Cuban art encompasses colonial iconography, European Cubism and Impressionism, Mexican muralism, and African and North American elements.