Religious art
Religious art or sacred art is artistic imagery using religious inspiration and motifs and is often intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual. Sacred art involves the ritual and cultic practices an...
Tiger in a Tropical Storm
Tiger in a Tropical Storm or Surprised! (French Tigre dans une tempête tropicale or Surpris!) is an 1891 oil-on-canvas painting by Henri Rousseau. It was the first of the jungle paintings for which t...
Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques
The Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques is often claimed to be the first zoological necropolis in the world (although this ignores ancient burial such as Askelon which predate it by tho...
Wikipedia in culture
References to Wikipedia in culture have increased as more people learn about and use the online encyclopedia project. Many parody Wikipedia's openness, with characters vandalising or modifying article...
Genie in popular culture
Genies frequently occur as characters or plot elements in fictional works. They are often divided into different categories, of which the most prominent are marid, genie or jinn, and ifrit.
The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope
The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope (Le lion ayant faim se jette sur l'antilope) is a large oil-on-canvas painting created by Henri Rousseau in 1905. Following Scouts Attacked by a Tiger th...
VR.5
VR.5 is an American science fiction television series first broadcast on the Fox network from March 10, 1995 to May 12, 1995. Ten of its thirteen episodes were aired during its original run. The tit...
Secret societies in popular culture
Secret societies appear in many works of fiction. They are often involved in elaborate conspiracies.
River Horse (sculpture)
The River Horse is a bronze sculpture of a hippopotamus located on the campus of George Washington University. It is in front of Lisner Auditorium, at 21st Street and H Street, Northwest, Washington, ...
Maman
Maman is the French word for "Mom" and may refer to:
Capitoline Wolf
The Capitoline Wolf (Italian: Lupa Capitolina) is a bronze sculpture of a she-wolf suckling twin infants, inspired by the legend of the founding of Rome. According to the legend, when Numitor, grandf...
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Japanese: メタルギアソリッド2 サンズ・オブ・リバティ) is an action-adventure stealth game directed by Hideo Kojima, originally developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan...
The Deadly Assassin
The Deadly Assassin is the third serial of the 14th season of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 30 October to 20 November...
Black dog ghosts in popular culture
The British legend of the ghostly black dog has appeared many times in popular culture.
Phoenix in popular culture
The phoenix has proved an enduring allegorical symbol, symbolizing rebirth, renewal or uniqueness and often appears in modern popular culture.
Snow Crash
Snow Crash is Neal Stephenson's third novel, published in 1992. Like many of Stephenson's other novels it covers history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, computer science, politics, ...
Welsh mythology in popular culture
Elements of Welsh mythology have appeared many times in popular culture.
Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising sequence features an afanc which inhabits Llyn Barfog. It is driven away by the son of Ki...
I and the Village
I and the Village is a 1911 painting by the Russian-French artist Marc Chagall. It is exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.The work contains many soft, dreamlike images overlapping one anot...
Confidence tricks in film and television
This is a list of fictional portrayals of confidence tricks found in television and the movies.
Surface Detail
Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks is a science fiction novel in his Culture series, first published in the UK on 7 October 2010 and the US on 28 October 2010.
The events of Surface Detail take place...
Porcellino
Il Porcellino (Italian "piglet") is the local Florentine nickname for the bronze fountain of a boar. The fountain figure was sculpted and cast by Baroque master Pietro Tacca (1577–1640) shortly before...