How to Beat the Un-Creative Blues

Do you ever feel like you’re not in tune with your creative side? The idea of tuning is an interesting one. Although it is usually discussed with musical instruments, tuning can be applied to creativity, as well. When something is tuned, it is adjusted or adapted. Musical instruments, such as guitars, are tuned or adjusted … Continue reading How to Beat the Un-Creative Blues

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Roman Ideals of Beauty and Playing with Gender: Analyzing Various Representations of Omphale and Hercules in Roman Art

Introduction During the third century AD, Plotinus, who was a Neo-Platonist, changed the traditional view of Beauty accepted earlier in antiquity. Beauty had been considered to be the symmetry of parts, but Plotinus defined Beauty differently—a Principle created and emanated an Idea, which could also be called Beauty. Additionally, he argues that each part of … Continue reading Roman Ideals of Beauty and Playing with Gender: Analyzing Various Representations of Omphale and Hercules in Roman Art