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The Wolf in Mythology

Humankind has discovered a multitude of methods by which we can communicate, developed from the most basic of gestures and sounds, through the advent of pictorial representation in cave paintings, an ever complex plethora of languages, dialects and languages that … Continue reading

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The Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci and his Notebooks

Moving on from the folk knowledge and symbolism of the medieval age, came the era of enlightenment, the Renaissance. From the French “rebirth”, the Renaissance was a cultural movement across Europe that completely redefined the world, not only in the … Continue reading

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Viking Age Art

Viking art is often split into six main styles dating from AD 750 – 1150: Broa (or Oseberg), Borre, Jellinge, Mammen, Ringerike and Urnes. It was not the case that the styles existed independently at individual periods, but rather the … Continue reading

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Insular Art of Britain and Ireland

Insular art, also known as Hiberno-Saxon art, is the name given to the style of art produced in Britain and Ireland during the Medieval Period. It is part of the larger style of Celtic art and the name “Insular” is … Continue reading

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Early Animation Devices

The early developments in primitive animation techniques, discussed in the previous post, were certainly adventurous, yet further advances in animation would not really occur until the 19th century and Peter Roget’s theory “The Persistence of Vision with Regard to Moving … Continue reading

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Semiotics

As written language developed and became increasingly abstract and formulaic, and numerous, varied spoken languages appeared throughout the world, it is no surprise that it got to a point in history when we needed to start studying what it all … Continue reading

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The Intrusion of Voice

Communication is a vital part of human behaviour and, indeed, our experience of life. We need to communicate with other human beings to feel complete and to help us understand ourselves. It is all too easy to feel lost within … Continue reading

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