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Big Dipper

Big Dipper - Art Journal

The Big Dipper is the most visible part of the Ursa Major, consisting  of seven stars. In numerology, number seven alludes to depth and.  wisdom, always (re)searching for more, a symbol for culture’s.  endless possibilities. Considered to be the ‘female bear’ of the sky, it also hints at metamorphosis,, especially because it is strongly tied to Callisto, a nymph, and Zeus’ lover. In fact, Callisto is turned into a bear by Hera, symbolic of art and artistic creation.

In this section, our writers explore everything culture and art related. What does art reflect on a broader scale? How does it impact societal structures, beliefs and how broad can we get when speaking of artworks? This section is the place to read about interdisciplinary questions, the culmination of human creative expression and why culture may be the key to exploring and expanding (the limits of) human potential.

Edition VIII. Conflict and Context

January 10, 2024

So I am going to write about peace. Specifically, the feeling you get when listening to André 3000’s debut solo album, New Blue Sun. André 3000 is half of the legendary rap group Outkast, who after releasing their final and most ubiquitous album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (which gave us the ultimate classic “Hey Ya!”), took home three Grammys and disappeared. ...READ MORE

I Swear, I Really Wanted to Write About “conflict” but This is Literally the Only Thing I Can Fall Asleep to These Days

Weronika Brzezińska


Andrei Tarkovsky and Ingmar Bergman share similarities regarding their movies’ storytelling techniques and overall narrative. Even though diverse, the filmographies of these two share similar aspects that captivate the audience’s attention..READ MORE

The neglected offspring: Exploring the emotional turbulence between a parent and a child in Andrey Tarkovsky’s Mirror and Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata

Sofio Rukhadze


Previous Editions

 VII. Flames and Storms, 12.07.23

VI. Hopes and Memories, 12.04.2023

V. Growth and Power, 11.01.2023

IV. Fates and Choices, 12.10.2022

III. Waves and Paths, 13.07.2022

II. Networks and Labyrinths, 13.04.2022

I. Origins and Birth, 12.01.2022

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Helena Santidrián Mas (she/her)

Milan, London, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela

Edition VII. Flames and Storms is out! Download the full PDF here

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