The Other Cultures

Using pictures from many places and cultures, this art gallery shows how similar cultures really are and how we can embrace our differences.  Yes, the concept of the other does exist, but it does not need to be a negative concept responsible for so much violence.

From My Childhood, Katya Medvedeva, 2004 - 2004, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts in Peredelkino
My greatest memory from middle school was playing the violin. An artist's in Peredelekino was too. This shows that our cultures have some major similarities like music and art.
Calligraphy, Wang Duo (Chinese), 1650 (Qing dynasty), From the collection of: Cincinnati Art Museum
The calligraphy is supposed to be words, however as much as I would like to, I can't read it. Language might be a large factor in the other because with out a common language things could be interr...
Mappa, Alighiero Boetti, 1971-1973, From the collection of: MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
A map of the world puts invisible lines and boundaries to separate out countries.
Daddy. what did You do in the Great War?, From the collection of: National Army Museum
Though wars start for a great many reasons, the concept of the other plays the biggest role
Facial reconstruction based on the deformed skull #2, Inca culture, From the collection of: Museo Machupicchu - Casa Concha
This is cool because the artists reconstructed a face on a skull. To me it looks pretty realistic. Despite differences in skin color, all people look pretty much the same.
2006-04-10, From the collection of: LIFE Photo Collection
The statement "Who gets to be an American" is pretty accurate. People, especially ones from other cultures get put under tons of pressure to fit in.
[Portrait of a black man wearing a bow tie], Unknown maker, American, about 1856, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
At that time period, 1856, people would have been appalled by a "second class citizen" dressed up in American style clothing. Maybe the artist was trying to convey that the two cultures could lear...
The key, Dmitri Aske, 2013 - 2013, From the collection of: Artmossphere Studio
I just think this is a beautiful picture in it's simplicity and style. I don't even know what culture it comes from, but it's my favorite anyway.
The Land of Reading, Wolfgang Lettl, 1990, From the collection of: Lettl Collection
The solution to all problems, including the other: reading. Also visiting other cultures which I'd like to do someday.
Mission: Apollo-Saturn 8: Earthrise, the planet Earth seen rising above the surface of the moon, by Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, and William A. Anders the first men to orbit the moon, William A. Anders, December 21, 1968 - December 27, 1968, printed c. 1991, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The other isn't that important our hear. We are all humanity.
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