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Saffronart’s Fundraiser Auction raised INR 2.75 Crores for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 and saw 98% of artworks sell

Last night, collectors, artists and gallerists came together in a display of solidarity in support of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) Fundraiser Auction held by Saffronart. The art, generously donated by leading Modern and Contemporary artists, raised a total value of INR 2.75 crores with 98% of works being sold. The total proceeds will go towards […]

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Dubai Design Week announces patron of 2017 edition

Dubai Design Week announced Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), will return as patron of the third edition of the Middle East’s largest design event. Dubai Design Week will take place from the 13th to the 18th […]

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Saffronart’s​ ​Rare​ ​Gaitonde​ ​Canvas​ ​Among​ ​Top​ ​5​ ​Most​ ​Expensive Paintings​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Artist

Modernists emerged strong at Saffronart’s ​Evening Sale​ which concluded last night at The Leela in New Delhi. 86% lots sold for a total of INR 66 crores (USD 10.4 million), with paintings by V S Gaitonde, Nicholas Roerich, Tyeb Mehta and Bhupen Khakhar leading the sale. V S Gaitonde’s expansive blue canvas, ​Untitled, ​1963 ​(below […]

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Art Dubai Announces Partnership with Art Jameel

Art Dubai announced today a curatorial partnership with Art Jameel for the upcoming edition of its Campus Art Dubai (CAD) programme, a highly competitive educational platform for artists, curators, writers and cultural producers based in the UAE. Complementing an in-depth syllabus of lectures and seminars, CAD features workshops, talks and courses by renowned local and […]

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival wins “Best Festival” at The Outlook Traveller Awards 2017

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, which celebrated its 10th edition in January 2017, was felicitated with the “Best Festival” award at this year’s Outlook Traveller Awards, announced on 28th April 2017 at Roseate House, Aerocity, New Delhi.  Within the last decade,the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has grown from a small gem of an idea to […]

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The 7th edition ICAC Artist-in-Residence Program from 3rd to 12th March 2017 at Dehgam, Gandhinagar

ICAC to foster cross-cultural dialogue, artistic exchange and create an environment for research and creativity with 18 talented artists Here’s a great opportunity for 10 days of free art residency, for serious artists to work together and interact with each other. There is a great value in working together and to appreciate, learn and understand […]

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Art Dubai announces strongest ever programme and gallery line-up under its new fair director Myrna Ayad

Art Dubai announced today the programme and gallery line-up for its eleventh edition, taking place March 15-18, 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, this year will mark the fair’s first edition under […]

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Houzz Launches in India’ – The world’s largest home design and renovation platform launches dedicated Indian service

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, launched a dedicated Indian site, houzz.in, and apps for Indian users – specifically tailored for the Indian market. Strong local demand for Houzz, coupled with India’s growing influence in the global design community, prompted the company’s expansion into the country. Over one million Indians are […]

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Prof. Dr. Kiran A. Shinde – Founder-Director of Pune Biennale

Dr. Kiran A. Shinde conceived and visualized Pune Biennale, India’s second Biennale, in 2012 along with his colleagues at Bharati Vidyapeeth University College of Architecture, Pune, where he works as Principal. The concept of the biennale evolved from his multidisciplinary background and diverse international experience of working with public agencies and in public spaces. Accordingly […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The best Indian Architects you should know!

These are some of the best Indian architects you should know. B.V. Doshi – Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi (born 26 August 1927) is an Indian architect, who is considered an important figure of South Asian architecture and noted for his unfathomable contributions to the evolution of architectural discourse in India. He is known for his contributions to the […]

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Origin and development of Bundi School of Painting

Bundi School of Painting has always enjoyed a special place of pride and dignity in the art museums of the world. No museum is complete without inclusion of these Bundi paintings of Rajasthan. The contribution of Bundi paintings( on walls, in palaces, on paper and cloth) to Indian art is surpassable. After the development of […]

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The importance of animals in ancient Indian art

October 4th is considered as World Animal Day . World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually. So today let us see how animals have been an integral part of Indian art. India is a land that comprises of vast mountains, planes, tropical forests, rivers, seas, deserts […]

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Yusuf Arakkal- the noted painter from Kerala

Yusuf Arakkal was a Malayali painter based in Bangalore, India. He was born in 1945 at Chavakkad, Kerala. He passed away on October 4th, 2016 at Bangalore. His mother belonged to the royal family of Arakkal, the only Muslim royal family to have ruled Kerala and his father to Keyees, the well known business family […]

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Circle and it’s importance in Visual Arts

Circle as a basic shape has always enchanted the human mind. Many mathematicians and philosophers considered it the most perfect of all geometric shapes, while theologians felt it supernatural or divine. For the artist the mysterious circle was always a thing of beauty and a joy forever. For them the mystery element combined with the […]

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The elements of art and their importance

The elements of art are sort of like atoms in that both serve as building blocks. You know that atoms combine and form other things. Sometimes they will casually make a simple molecule, as when hydrogen and oxygen form water. If hydrogen and oxygen take a more aggressive career path and bring carbon along as […]

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Top points to remember while conducting an art exhibition

Whether you are a professional artist or an amateur setting up an art exhibition can be a creative, fulfilling endeavour in and of itself. However, it does have its challenges and you’ll need good planning to pull it off. And here we are listing the main points to remember before you conduct an art exhibition. […]

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Indian aesthetics

Indian aesthetics is a unique philosophical and spiritual point of view on art, architecture and literature. In Indian aesthetics, a rasa (Sanskrit: रस lit. ‘juice’ or ‘essence’) denotes an essential mental state and is the dominant emotional theme of a work of art or the primary feeling that is evoked in the person that views, reads […]

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Art and digital democracy

The other day an eminent art critic was heard saying that it was the art critics and the media who decided the worth of an artistic piece. A mediocre piece of art could be elevated to the lofty status of a contemporary classic if they wrote about it, and celebrated it. Conversely, a piece which […]

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We are India’s first exclusive tech-media platform, dedicated to artists.

We help communities, although we have many different kinds clients they all have one thing in common: they want to build better communities through the arts. Perhaps it’s a City looking to revitalize its downtown. Or an arts organization that has outgrown its home. Or a building owner looking for ways to support the arts […]

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Welcome to OpenArt!

We are passionate about and focused on the cultural arts. In an overall perspec­tive, art has an impor­tant role in social development. Art gives thoughts, stimulates the entrepreneurial spirit, builds sustainability and encourages consideration. At OpenArt, we create a platform outside the traditional norms, here, the ambition is high and ideas are bold!