“Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”

Oscar Wilde, in his essay titled 'The Decay of Lying - An Observation', published in 1891, suggested that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life". This is so true given that our very existence in its social context is a representation of the complex relationship between us and nature. Our lives are interwoven …

A visit to Amsterdam, the Venice of the North

Couple years ago, I took a short vacation trip to Amsterdam. I had wanted to visit this beautiful city because of the urban cycling scheme which allows visitors explore its diverse cityscape, the museums, views of its beautiful neighbourhoods, and not forgetting its many canals. 'Amsterdam' is derived from the city's origins, meaning, 'a dam …

UrbanArt

How often do we pay any notice to urban art forms all around us? From street art to graffiti, to other art forms visualized and borne out of a growing urban culture. In various cities across the globe, these art forms are taking shape and rebranding communities, oftentimes in poetic forms and plain languages that …