Raghu Rai was born in the village of Jhang, Punjab, British India (now in Pakistan). He was one of four children. He was a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who appointed Rai, then a young photojournalist, to Magnum Photos in 1977. Cartier-Bresson co-founded Magnum Photos. Rai became a photographer in 1965, and a year later joined […]
Photo exhibition at Kerala Lalithakala Academy Art Gallery, Calicut by N P Jayan on 2016 September 22nd to 26th.
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. It is the first Biennale being held in India. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an initiative of the Kochi-Biennale Foundation with support from the Government of Kerala .The Kochi Biennale Foundation is also engaged in the conservation of heritage properties and monuments […]
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 […]
Hidden away in the hills of Northwest India, some 200 miles from the busy streets of Mumbai, emerge a magnificent jewel of art and religion: the Ajanta Caves. There are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The Ajanta cave paintings and rock cut […]
Arjun H Das hails from Palakkad, Kerala. During a talk with OpenArt he talks about his passion to photography and shares his portfolio with us . And here goes about this budding photographer. He carries his camera wherever he goes and photographs those things that catches his eye at the right time and circumstances. He […]
One of the most talented painters ever to have graced the Indian soil, Amrita Shergil was an artist beyond compare. Though she lived for just 28 short years, she left an indelible mark on the history of contemporary Indian art. Amrita Sher-Gil was sometimes known as India’s Frida Kahlo. Born to a Punjabi Sikh father […]
A life on the lines… Nasreen Mohamedi (Karachi, 1937 – Baroda, 1990) was one of the first Indian artists to embrace abstraction, moving away from the more conventional doctrines of Indian modern art in the early decades of the 20th century. She chose non-figuration, an artistic practice marginalised at that time by independent India, which […]
Dr. Ullas G Kalappura is an avid photographer and a travel enthusiast based in Kerala. His areas of interest include nature, travel, street and macro photography. In 2012, he became the winner of state level photography contest held by the Kerala state Biodiversity Board. He was one among the eight photographers from Kerala who got shortlisted […]
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 […]
Even though art and artists existed ever since the dawn of civilizations the concept of artistic work as an object of beauty, and artists as a rare individual gifted with the talents to create such beautiful objects is a rather later development. This can be understood when we try to learn the motives behind the […]
KG Subramanyan, who died in Baroda on 29th June 2016 at the age of 92, was one of India’s most senior artists, working with diverse media and materials, and exhibiting extensively both within and outside the country. Painter, sculptor, muralist, K G Subramanyan was born in a village in north Kerala in 1924. While studying economics […]
Nila started painting at the age of 3 and conducted her debut exhibition at Kerala Lalithakala Academy Durbar hall Art Center, Kochi at the age of 6. Sixteen different works created on art paper with acrylic and water colour earned her space in art lover’s heart. Now after one year, Nila Stacy Jones exhibits a […]
Pixelaria – photography exhibition by Sajid Aboobaker at Kerala Lalithakala Academy Art Gallery, Calicut on 17 – 21 August 2016.
Space of Gold 2016 by Unni Shankar at Kerala Lalithakala Academy Art Gallery, Calicut on August 12th to 18th, 2016.
Exhibition of paintings by Binish Lakshmanan
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 […]
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!