Horror Vacui

Horror vacui means fear of empty spaces or fear of the empty. The term is usually used in art, for example Victorian or Arab Islamic art. It is ornate and opulent but abundantly busy and cluttered! The opposite of Horror vacui is minimalism, negative space, silence, emptiness and a vacuum. The term has a strong…

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Evolution of Perception

The power of perception is strong. For example, I sometimes wonder about the changing perception of the body image over time. At one time being voluptuous was considered sexy; at another time that same body shape was fat. At one time being stick thin was in; at another time the same was anorexic. At one…

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