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Impressionism: A French Art Movement

Impressionism was a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s.


Impressionist Art originated from the idea that painter's job is to produce a convincing image of reality and that the true sensation of experiencing the effects of light, colour and realism could only be captured in the open air(En plein air) rather than from the dull surroundings…


Added by Rodolfo Morais on August 16, 2011 at 1:02am — No Comments

A brief history of Mural Painting

The word mural originates from the Latin word murus or "wall." Thus, mural art refers to any form of visual expression created on a wall. Mural art is a longstanding public art form that has expressed religious and political beliefs within societies.


A lot of what we learn about ancient civilizations in archaeology has to do with the murals of that culture.…


Added by Rodolfo Morais on July 16, 2011 at 9:05pm — 3 Comments

Jazz - The American life and story


Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans,

but played from the beginning by musicians of every color, Jazz celebrates all Americans at their best.

  • It rewards individual expression but demands…

Added by Rodolfo Morais on May 21, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments

"Mas que nada", tracing the origins of Maracatu

Have you ever listened to this beautiful Brazilian song "Mas que nada" and wondered what Maracutu means and its relation to the Samba ?

Mas que nada

Sai da…


Added by Rodolfo Morais on May 16, 2011 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Baião rhythm influence on American Popular music

Baião, oftentimes referred to as "baion", is a rhythm from the state of Bahia in Northeastern Brazil. Most people credit Luis Gonzaga with popularizing this rhythm.


Luis Gonzaga is often called Rei de Baião


The rhythm is kind of a slow samba rhythm. Its distinctive pattern consists of two long notes separated by one of short duration (i.e. long-short-long).…


Added by Rodolfo Morais on May 8, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Jazz the journey of art across continents

Jazz is a wonderful illustration, that when musical ideas and talent have traveled across continents it has at times evolved into a more sublime work of art.


Several genres contributed to the formation of Jazz including ragtime, blues, marches, African religious music, European classical music, Cuban music, South American musical rhythms and American popular song and musical theater.


DC Creative community draws its inspiration from the history of Jazz and one…


Added by Rodolfo Morais on May 1, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments


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