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Small analysis/review on “At Eternity’s Gate” by Julian Schnabel

Film: At Eternity’s Gate
Directed by Julian Schnabel (2018)

The screen is black. I hear a voice that tells us (the audience) about desires big and small, the desire of being famous and respectful. Then we see Willem Dafoe acting as Vincent van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s drama film called…


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I wondered: how do butterflies get out of their hard cocoons using such fragile wings?!
How do the organs of a future butterfly develop and rearrange in general over the course of several days?
We are accustomed to accepting nature as…


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Color has three…


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Art is everything. Everything we can call “Art” everything we see or think interesting, creative, deep, or simply beautiful. Our definition and opinion about Art are subjective because we all have different experiences and everything in our world depends on our perception. I see Art in Nature. Nature has been the subject of art ever since humans started expressing themselves on cave walls. Art invokes feelings and expresses a point of view, it is a great communicator. Psychologists give personality and cognitive tests to evaluate children and adolescents for a variety of purposes based on drawings. I am always curious and amazed by the physical beauty of nature, its colors, shapes, forms, and texture. There are miracles everywhere if we stop and take a deeper look around.

Cherry blossoms in Park Slope, NY

Kamilia

making my soul grow through: art, books, music, nature, photography, and psychology

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