The amazing costume parties of Bauhaus that shouldn’t be missed!

The Bauhaus was the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century, one whose approach to teaching, and understanding art’s relationship to society and technology, had a major impact both in Europe and the United States long after it closed. It was shaped by the 19th and early 20th centuries trends such as Arts […]

John Berger, art critic and author, dies aged 90

John Berger, the Booker-prize-winning novelist and visionary writer who helped transform the way a generation looked at and perceived art, has died aged 90. “If I’m a storyteller, it’s because I listen,” Berger says in the film. “For me, a storyteller, he’s like a passer, that’s to say like somebody. who gets contraband across a […]

Country Matters

09 Dec 2016 – 10 Jan 2017 Beyond Malabar, 1/258, Napier Street, Fort Cochin in association with Gallery OED Cochin. India grapples with a historical legacy of graphic depiction and description co-existing with a conservative social order, a poverty of individual choice, and the disapproval of alternative sexual practices. Country Matters explores sexuality within the […]

Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Abhishek Hazra

Abhishek Hazra is an artist based in Bangalore, India. His close yet idiosyncratic study of the historiography of science has led him to examine various technologies of knowledge production and dispersion. He uses video, performance and prints that often integrate textual fragments drawn from real and fictional scenarios. The idea of the thought experiment – […]

Pack bags and get ready for Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16! We here bring you the list of venues!

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. The past two editions of Kochi-Muziris Biennale used heritage properties, public spaces, and galleries in Fort Kochi and Ernakulam. Do you know the venues of KMB 2016? Here they are! Fort Kochi Beach Fort Kochi beach is a beach along the […]

A tribute to Dr. M Balamuralikrishna – The legendary musician

Legendary Carnatic singer Dr. M Balamuralikrishna passed away in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 86. Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna (6 July 1930 – 22 November 2016) was an Indian Carnatic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer and actor. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour, for his contribution towards Indian Art. He was made […]

Pithora paintings from central Gujarat

Pithora paintings are highly enriched folk art culture of Gujarat done on the walls by several tribes such as the Rathwas and Bhilalas who live in the central Gujarat, 90 km (56 mi) from Vadodara, in a village called Tejgadh. Pithora paintings are more of a ritual than an art form. These rituals are performed either to […]

Rock Art from India

In archaeology, rock art is human-made markings placed on natural stone; it is largely synonymous with parietal art. A global phenomenon, rock art is found in many culturally diverse regions of the world. It has been produced in many contexts throughout human history, although the majority of rock art that has been ethnographically recorded has […]

Indian Fine Arts: Trysts and transactions with other art forms by Vijayakumar Menon

Indian Fine Arts: Trysts and transactions with other art forms by Vijayakumar Menon. Article  written by K.M. Narendran At a time when the trivial and the superfluous are celebrated even in the academic circles the publication of a theoretical book with polemical potential is a welcome event. The happiness is doubled when the reader finds […]

Diwali through the eyes of a photographer

About Diwali Diwali is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik which falls sometime during October or November. It is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram from 14 years of exile and his victory over the demon Ravan. In many parts of India, Diwali is celebrated for five consecutive days and is one […]

Art exhibition by Fine Arts, Parul University & Slovak Embassy in India

Faculty of Fine Arts at Parul University & Slovak Embassy in India jointly organized an Art Exhibition: HE Mr. Bertok, Ambassador of Slovakia with Mrs Bertokova, Krupa Amin, owner of the gallery, Prof. Vasudevan Akkitham, HOD Painting Dept, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Prof. B V Suresh Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, along […]

Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Himmat Shah

Himmat Shah was born in Lothal, Gujarat in 1933 and grew up in surrounded by the remnants of a prominent port city of Indus Valley Civilisation. He moved to Bhavnagar as a young boy and studied at Gharshala, a school affiliated to Dakshinamurti, the intellectual and cultural centre of the nationalist renaissance in Gujarat. At […]

Pattachithra – the amazing folk art of Odisha

Pattachithra is a traditional painting of Odisha, India.These paintings are based on Hindu mythology and specially inspired by Jagannath and Vaishnava sect. Pattachithra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra […]