Category: Arts – Visual Arts Practices


The Indian Kalamkari (Vraathapani): A Case of Optimism, Resilience and Transformation in Cultural Textiles

Indian craft practices are inherited through family traditions and nurtured with reverence transforming them as traditions. The Indian Kalamkari/ Vraathapani is well recognized in the textile circle for its use of natural dyes rendered through painting with an indigenous tool, ‘Kalam’(pen), or ‘Vraata’ (writing) and ‘pani’ (work) in Telugu, the local language. A product that


Investigating the Relationship Between Technology and Artistry in Sustainable Design, Eco-Conscious Fashion

As the fashion industry continues to develop, virtual fashion design is turning into a more and more important tool for industry professionals. This study looks at how technology and creativity interact in the world of fashion design, paying particular attention to how virtual fashion affects sustainability and the creative process. The study starts off by


A Correlational Study on Creative Motivation and Processes in Expressive Painting Practice: Bridging Naïve Painting and Academic Painting’s Experiences

This phenomenological study draws on Heidegger’s interpretive phenomenology and the dialectical thinking between Leib and Körper to examine a phenomenon of painting in contemporary art that emphasizes artistic motivation and self-healing processes, a phenomenon that a Chinese experimental painting group has named ‘Expressive-painting’. According to the differentiation between “Technique” and “Method” in methodology, by comparing


Pedagogical Actions Towards Cultural Heritage and Archival Preservation –Bridging Design Education Between Past and Future

The nature and the materiality of cultural heritage and archives are being brought to design research, questioning the ways in which they are communicated, curated, and used. Design, as an activity with the ability to creatively engage with other fields in its education process and as an active agent in communication and society, endorses a


Precious Murals in the Religious Building of Pothimala, District Firozpur, Punjab, India

This paper discusses the precious murals in the religious building of Pothimala. Pothimala Building is situated in the village Guru Har Sahai in Firozpur District of Punjab India. The study and interpretation endorse the philosophy of shared religious traditions followed and respected by the people of Punjab. The foundation of this building was laid by


Developing a Modern Pharaonic Identity Through the Implementation of Creative Geometrical Grid Systems

Most of the remains from ancient Egypt came from tombs and temples, as the Egyptians believed in afterlife eternity. That was the main influence for the development of art in ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptian artist covered the walls with hieroglyphic texts and illustrations that serve their eternity believes, but his organization of the elements


Synergistic Space Potentials: Technology, Humans and Responsive Materials in the Design Process

This project investigates the role technology and neuroscience play in making meaningful connections between people and architectural space. It discusses why it is important to focus on designing with more significant impact, focusing on the quality of experience rather than quantity of objects. It moves on to indicate that design can harness this power for


Finding Effective Ink Receiver Ingredient in Image Creation on Aluminum Plate to Replace Red Lacquer in Lithograph Process

Printmaking is an important process in Thailand, as required by many universities’ curriculums as well as Thai artists. Lithograph is rather popular among printmaking techniques. Its process is mainly utilized chemical reaction, however some chemicals are rare, then needed to be imported from foreign countries. The problem are led to “Finding effective ink receiver ingredient


Printmaking Process by Plant Extract that is Harmless to the Environment for Creative Printmaking

This research is aimed to investigate the tropical natural plants as to use in printmaking process in order to create new body of knowledge for basic printmaking system. Printmaking presently, confronting chemicals problems occurred during its creative process which eventually affect artists and environment. Consequently, the concept of exploring the tropical natural plants was developed.


Reclaiming the Mind-When Traditional Chinese Realist Painting Meets the Contemporary Arts

The purpose of this study is to construct a personal style of painting that transcends the realm of rational thought, in which thought resides in the mind, in pursuit of a spiritual dialogue of the utmost truth, goodness and beauty. Paintings in this personal style transform the thoughts and ideas that exist in the subconscious


Practicing Ecopsychology in Brunei Darussalam: Creating Clay Vessels in Memory of a Disappearing Landscape

Ceramists are generally thought of as studio artists that craft either functional ware (pottery) or nonfunctional ware (fine art/sculpture). Sometimes, if they are a teaching artist working in an art center or university, they might be obliged to be an expert in both of these artistic categories. Martie Geiger-Ho is a teaching artist (senior lecturer)


The Power of Quantity in Ai Weiweis Sunflower Seeds

Can quantity be a type of power��Perhaps, this question will be answered by the work titled Sunflower Seeds produced by Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. In 2010, London Tate Modern Museum invited Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to exhibit his installation “Sunflower Seeds” at Turbine Hall. It consisted of 100 million hand-made porcelain sunflower seeds, and


Interdisciplinary Art Approach Collaboration, Equal Partnership and Common Language

Visual artists no longer dwell in the ivory towers, which isolate themselves from the existing world, thus creating artworks based on their personal interests and beliefs. Such mode of creative engagement has been overridden by an interdisciplinary approach that encourages visual artists to leave their comfort zones to collaborate with people from non arts disciplines