In Bhutan, art remains an essential part of daily life that retains the purity and handcraft of ancient times that rarely manifests itself in Western Culture.
Between the years 900 and 200 BC, exceptional beings were born in different parts of the world, who eventually became essential for the religious and philosophical thought of the world.
Our imagination goes wild at the thought of this place on earth where Africa and Europe face each other; from the Rock of Gibraltar, nestled in the Iberian Peninsula, the African coasts of Ceuta (Spanish colony in Moroccan territory) sit clearly in the horizon.
The existence of the Pillars of Hercules has been narrated since archaic times. They are present in Phoenician tradition, who associated the rocks, at each end of the Gibraltar Strait.
The coming together of worlds, which took place in the Americas 524 years ago, generated an endless series of consequences; among them we can celebrate the forthcoming of different languages and cultures that resulted from the intermixture of diverse nations that converged in the universe called “the Great Caribbean”
Art always imitates a fraction of reality, history, culture and the psyche of the artist. This is true in Derek Walcott’s work, native of Saint Lucia, who illustrates Caribbean daily life through the metaphors of his poems and the action in his plays.
Poets are the reflection of the soul of a people and the Persians are a clear example of that. Some of the greatest poets in history belong to this culture, among which undoubtedly Nezami Ganyavi shines through; his works are regarded as the apex of the romantic epic in azerbaijani literature.
Greek literature and philosophy are without a doubt the reason why these disciplines developed in western civilization.
We know that no culture is ever born by spontaneous combustion; it is nurtured by the wisdom of the surrounding civilizations.
Without a doubt I can assure you that all of us have read the Iliad and the Odyssey, or at least we have heard of them. And in extreme cases there will be at least someone that has seen the movie Troy with Brad Pitt. Whichever the case, the name of Homer is not unknown to us.