Month: January 2020

Lasar Segall – A visionary for the sufferers

With changes in places and circumstances, Lasar Segall demonstrated striking alterations of artistic approach. But all throughout his oeuvre, his subjects remained the same, maintaining his identity as an original visionary for the sufferers. A Visionary for the sufferers since childhood Lasar Segall was born on 21st July 1891 in Lithuania. In the streets where …

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How cinematic visuals evoke claustrophobia in Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse (2019)

The Lighthouse is one of those rare modern films where the means have generated as much buzz as the end (perhaps more). Here, the cinematic visuals evoke claustrophobia not only through its aspect ratio, cinematographic details, and lighting. Careful arrangements of blocking and character movements also contribute towards this. These aspects have been analyzed here. …

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The many inventions of Nicéphore Niépce – The Inventor of Photography

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce – the inventor of photography, produced the first permanent image of the world in 1825. However, before this invention which made him famous, he invented and contributed to the development of multiple other things. Invention – A New Occupation for French middle-class As a student, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833) demonstrated strong inclinations …

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Rare Books: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

Baroness Orczy wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1903 within a span of just five weeks. The shy silent personality of the hero, contrasted by his adventurous thrill-seeking alter, attracted many at the time of the book’s release. Years later, The Scarlet Pimpernel influenced the origin story of modern superhero characters like Superman and Zorro. The …

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