Ecological Art Creative Process by Nohra Corredor
"Ecological artworks are imaginative expressive "forms", through the medium of Nature, of our cosmic space, of a eulogized space we call "home", subjective images of our "interaction" with its natural processes. Ecological Art is a meditation on our existence in Nature through Nature, and so, the symbol is Nature itself, or is contained in it. The interested observer will not say: "this means Nature" but.."Look, this is Nature". An identification of symbol and meaning underlines this relationship.The principle of "creation" is the same in all the arts, because every work of art is wholly a creation. But a far-reaching principle may be considered in order to understand cross-relationships among the arts: Langer's principle of assimilation--poetry and music united in song, plastic art and music in dance, poetry and painting in a play with scenery, or all the arts creating opera. Ecological Art assimilates the "poetic imagination" and incorporates it among its formal elements."
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- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
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- Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
- Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
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- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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