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Jun 11 16 tweets 5 min read
George Orwell's novels are known for their incisive commentary on politics, society, and human nature.

Here are 15 of the most iconic lines from his works and an artwork to go with it. Which one is your favorite? The Lovers by Rene Magritte (1928) 1. "Big Brother is watching you." - 1984 New York Movie is a 1939 oil on canvas painting by American painter Edward Hopper.  By Edward Hopper
Jun 10 17 tweets 6 min read
There are numerous breathtaking cafes globally, each uniquely merging atmosphere, architecture, and exceptional pastries and coffee.

Let us explore sixteen well known for their beauty!🧵⤵️ New York Cafe, Budapest Credit: @architectolder on X 1. Café New York, Budapest

Famous for its stunning Belle Époque decor, elaborate frescoes, and gold chandeliers, making it a symbol of Budapest’s café culture. CRedit: u/newtoboston2019 on Reddit
Jun 9 16 tweets 5 min read
Artists throughout history have been fascinated by Rome, capturing its iconic architecture, historical events, and vibrant life in artworks to share with all.

Here are 15 paintings you should be familiar with. 🧵⤵️ Image 1. "Interior of Saint Peter's Rome" by Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto) (after 1754)

Depicts the vast, awe-inspiring grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica, highlighting its majestic architecture and intricate details with remarkable precision. Image
Jun 8 17 tweets 5 min read
Persian Miniature painting, with its intricate details and vibrant colors, epitomizes the artistic achievements of a culture often overshadowed by Western narratives.

Here are 15 Persian miniature artworks you should be familar with. 🧵 Saki by Riza Abbasi. Riza Abbasi, also known as Aqa Riza or Āqā Riżā Kāshānī, was the leading Persian miniaturist of the Isfahan School during the later Safavid period, primarily working for Shah Abbas I. He is regarded as the last great master of Persian miniature art, renowned for his single miniatures, particularly those depicting beautiful youths. 1. The Conference of the Birds by Attar of Nishapur (1600) By Habiballah Savaji - This file was donated to Wikimedia Commons as part of a project by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Jun 7 17 tweets 6 min read
During the Dark Ages, Europe witnessed the rise of some of the most architecturally significant and stunningly beautiful buildings ever constructed.

Here are 15 standout structures from this transformative era: 🧵 Interior of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy Watercolor by Emanuel Ritter von Stöckler (1877) At Galerie Malibran in Paris Credit: @ByzantineLegacy 1. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

A monumental example of Byzantine architecture, originally built in 537, renowned for its massive dome and sophisticated construction techniques. Credit: @HistorynutOTD on X
Jun 6 20 tweets 5 min read
Fantasy art boldly shatters reality and ignites the imagination.

Here are 18 fantasy artworks you should be familiar with! 🧵⤵️ The North Watch by Keith Parkinson opensea.io 1. Death Dealer (1973) by Frank Frazetta Credit: arthur.io
Jun 5 16 tweets 5 min read
J.R.R. Tolkien's quotes are cultural touchstones that reflect Tolkien's deep understanding of human nature, the importance of courage, hope, and the enduring power of good.

Here are 15 of his most memorable quotes! 🧵⤵️ Gandalf proves that Frodo's Ring is the One Ring by throwing it into Frodo's fireplace, revealing the hidden text of the Rhyme of the Rings. By Peter J. Yost - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 1. "Not all those who wander are lost." - Bilbo Baggins Aragorn II Credit: Added by HiddenVale
Jun 4 20 tweets 6 min read
These 18 magnificent doors beckon entry into the world's most storied and sacred spaces.

What others would you add?🧵 Door of the US Capitol 1. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

The intricately carved wooden doors, depicting biblical scenes, date back to the 13th century. Credit: https://idighardware.com/2019/04/the-doors-of-notre-dame-cathedral/
Jun 3 22 tweets 6 min read
Dining at the world's most beautiful restaurants transforms each meal into an unforgettable sensory journey that redefines the essence of culinary artistry and luxury.

What would you add to this list of the 20 most beautiful restaurants in the world. 🧵⤵️ Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare Credit: @pinkines 1. Clos Maggiore, London, England

Known for its romantic, flower-filled interior and retractable roof conservatory. Credit: @Clos_Maggiore
Jun 2 22 tweets 7 min read
The Hudson River Art Movement captured the breathtaking beauty of the American landscape.

Here are 20 essential paintings from the most renowned artists of this 19th-century movement that you need to know. 🧵⤵️ The Titan's Goblet (1833) by Thomas Cole.  The Hudson River School, America's first major art movement, emerged in the 1850s in New York City and was inspired by Thomas Cole. 1. The Kindred Spirits (1848) by Asher Brown Durand Image
Jun 1 17 tweets 5 min read
Eastern Europe's architectural splendor embodies a captivating blend of beauty, cultural diversity, and history.

Here are 16 of Eastern Europe's most architecturally beautiful places.🧵⤵️ Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Hungary Credit: tatrn on Reddit 1. Prague, Czech Republic

The Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, and Prague Castle showcase Gothic, Baroque, and Romanesque architecture. Strahov Library Credit: Chintanned on Reddit
May 31 28 tweets 9 min read
Spices are the heartbeat of global cuisine, infusing dishes with vibrant flavors and intoxicating aromas.

How many of the 26 spices in the thread below are in your kitchen cabinet? Are there any that I missed?
🧵⤵️ Spices at central market in Agadir (Morocco) By Photo taken by Bertrand Devouard - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 1. Black pepper is a pungent spice originating from India, adding flavor to dishes and potentially aid in digestion. Image
May 31 14 tweets 8 min read
Sufism, a branch of Islam, dares to focus on personal mystical experiences of the divine.

Let us delve into these mystical journeys. Here’s a thread. 🧵⤵️ Whirling Dervishes from Turkey. They belong to a Sufi Islamic sect called the Mevlevi founded by the famous philosopher Mevlana. Picture was taken from the top viewing gallery. Credit: Public Domain - Wikimedia The Story of the Night Journey (Isra and Mi'raj)

Picture this: the Prophet Muhammad embarks on a miraculous journey, traveling from Mecca to Jerusalem in one night and then ascending through the seven heavens.

This incredible event, known as Isra and Mi'raj, symbolizes the soul's potential to transcend earthly limits and reach divine presence. For Sufis, this journey is a vivid reminder of the spiritual heights one can achieve through devotion and faith.Ascent of Muhammad to Heaven (c. 1539–1543), from the Khamseh of Nizami. Photo by Sultan Muhammad Public Domain - Wikimedia
May 30 22 tweets 8 min read
The world's most famous mausoleums are monuments to love, power, and artistic genius.

Here are the ones you should be familiar with! 🧵⤵️  Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem Credit: @mdimitrijevic_ 1. Pantheon (Rome, Italy)

The ancient Roman Pantheon is an architectural marvel. It’s the final resting place for the artist Raphael and several Italian kings, making it a place of great historical significance. Credit: @XWorldView
May 29 21 tweets 7 min read
The architecture of Orthodox churches, with their majestic domes and intricate mosaics, boldly defies modern minimalism, asserting the enduring power and splendor of spiritual grandeur.

Let's explore these magnificent churches in the following thread. 🧵⤵️ St. Basil's Cathedral (Moscow) Credit: @TraveIPortraits 1. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Known for its elaborate mosaics and colorful facade, built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated. Credit: @NouveauDeco
May 23 16 tweets 5 min read
And you thought you had seen the world?

Think again as we explore snapshots of 15 diverse cultural portraits from around the globe! 🧵⤵️ Peruvian Bride - Smiling and full of covers 1. Yoruba man wearing his traditional gelede mask – Nigeria. Where are the eye holes on this mask? 65 CULTURAL PORTRAITS OF DIFFERENT CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD by Awesome Daily Staff April 21, 2023
May 22 24 tweets 6 min read
Neoclassicism, sparked by Winckelmann's writings and the rediscovery of Pompeii, spread across Europe, challenging Romanticism and reshaping Western art and culture for centuries.

Here are 24 Neoclassical artworks you must know. 🧵⤵️ Image Charles Towneley in his sculpture gallery by Johann Zoffany (1782) Image
May 21 22 tweets 6 min read
Lighthouses exist not just to guide ships to safety, but to remind us of humanity's relentless fight against the darkness.

Here are 20 lighthouses that you should visit. 🧵⤵️ Tourlitis Lighthouse - Andros, Greece Credit: pinterest - Bobbie B 1. Kermorvan Lighthouse - Brittany, France

Photo: PicPublic Credit: @PicPublic
May 20 16 tweets 5 min read
Unlock the secrets of history's greatest minds! These 15 life lessons challenge you to question, reflect, and transform your existence.

Let us dive into the wisdom of the ages and discover how these timeless insights can ignite profound change in your life. 🧵⤵️ The Apotheosis of Homer by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres Socrates: "The unexamined life is not worth living."

Self-reflection and seeking truth are essential for a meaningful life. The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David
May 19 17 tweets 6 min read
The Persian Empire's grandeur and innovation are immortalized in its stunning architecture.

From Persepolis to Isfahan's mosques, each marvel showcases a legacy of power, artistry, and cultural fusion. Discover 15 awe-inspiring structures that define Iran's rich history. 🧵⤵️ Golestan Palace Credit: @XerxesIran_ on X 1. Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

Known for its stunning stained glass, it’s said that the mosque was designed to capture and harness the beauty of light. The colored windows create a kaleidoscope effect that draws visitors in the early morning when the sunlight streams in. Credit: Archaeo - Histories
May 18 22 tweets 8 min read
Artists inspired by "Le Morte d'Arthur" aren't just depicting ancient legends; they are resurrecting the timeless struggles of power, love, and betrayal, exposing the dark depths of human frailty and ambition.

Here are the masterpieces you should be familiar with!🧵⤵️  “King Arthur” by Charles Ernest Butler (1903): This painting portrays Arthur as the rightful king of Britain, emphasizing his nobility and the beginning of his reign. 1. “The Beguiling of Merlin” by Edward Burne-Jones (1874)

This painting depicts the enchantress Nimue, or Vivien, as she learns secrets from the wizard Merlin, eventually using this knowledge to trap him forever. It's a pivotal moment that introduces magic and deceit into Arthur's world.Image