Contemporary art for dummies: Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon’s paintings are not only innovative and unique, but also cruel and disturbing, through his art he tried to represent the twentieth century human condition. His paintings are famous because, through the deformation and destruction, he creates a new, brutal and hopeless reality: “People like abstraction, because abstraction is never cruel,” he said. Especially […]

Contemporary art for dummies: Marcel Duchamp

Contemporary art has always been considered as transgressive and difficult to interpret; taking as reference the art works done in the past. Indeed the art of the XII century or the Renaissance for instance is a form of tangible art, that we can judge through our senses. Contemporary artists, such as Duchamp, Piero Manzoni or Lucio Fontana instead […]

Basic phrases in some languages

Basic phrases in some languages Knowing the basics of a language is really important if you’re travelling or visiting another country. Even if you can’t speak the language proficiently, being able to say hello, please and thank you can affect the native people you are with. Here is a small list of some words and […]

Some facts on Sign Language

Sign Languages are Separate Languages Sign language is a language that predominantly uses signs, facial expressions and hand gestures as opposed to acoustically conveyed sound patterns. While the manual communication system shares many similarities with languages; they are not just a signed form. They have their own vocabulary, syntax, grammar and sentence structure. There are […]

Why do we use QWERTY?

When you look at the keys of your keyboard, do you ever wonder how someone could come up with such a random array of letters? The QWERTY keyboard dates back to the end of the 19th Century when typewriters were revolutionized, yet still today their arrangement is used universally, on keyboards, phones, tablets the lot. […]