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Pune Biennale 2017 – ‘Art, Space & Props’ exhibition at Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Art Gallery

As a part of the ongoing Pune Biennale, one landmark display to be seen is ‘Art, Space & Props’ exhibition under the Galleria project. The exhibition showcased at Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Kaladalan, Sahakar Nagar is a journey of visual treasure showcasing the evolution of visual arts in and around Pune in the last few centuries […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hyper-realistic goddesses by Omar Ortiz

Senor’ Ortiz possesses something very few men as well as few people on this planet possess. He has a “Keen Appreciation” of the female form. The human female is the most incredibly magnificent work of art that has ever existed in the history of this planet. Most of his works, which have been classified as […]

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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 […]

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3rd edition of Pune Biennale to commence in January 2017

Key Highlights Dates: 5th to 29th January 2017; 75 days to go Several international and Indian artists confirmed More than 10 venues identified & revealed The countdown to India’s uniquely community driven biennale begins as Pune Biennale Foundation officials flagged off the Pune Biennale 2017 at National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, recently. Dates, […]

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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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Exhibition of Wood Cut / Lino Prints by Jayesh K K at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Cochin

Meet Mr. Jayesh K K’s Exhibition of Wood Cut / Lino Prints at Durbar Hall art gallery till 30th of October. These works are inspired from Indian tradition, culture, myths and to be precise, Kerala traditions (which can be noted in few works).

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Photo exhibition by Britton at Lalithakala Akademi Art Gallery, Calicut

Descriptions and attributes are limited when words themselves are limited; but we’re not. When I reflect you, you me and us the whole nature there is a heart between. Light will shed more realization; till then what we think it is, that is not it. Explore. Reflect. Express. It is what you perceive. It is […]

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Majo: Murals and Musings

by Y. S. Paurnami. Can a beautiful song ever be related to or compared with an attractive painting? Apart from the obvious explanation that both capture our attention, are there secret bonds between them? These questions may never be answered by theories of aesthetics. Having this riddle in mind let us meet Majo, a young […]

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Aurora – The painting within paintings by Fathima Hakkim at Durbar Hall, Kochi

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Get Ready for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

Kochi is ready to kick off the Muziris Biennale which will commence on December 12, 2016. The most awaited paradise of art exhibition is just a month away. Tighten your seat belts artists and art lovers, to explore this paradise which showcases the contemporary arts by various artists around the globe! Kochi- queen of the […]

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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 […]

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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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Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Abir Karmakar

Born in 1977 in Siliguri, West Bengal, Abir Karmakar completed his Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, in 2001, and then his Master’s degree in Fine Art from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, in 2003. Karmakar is known for his casual and voyeuristic self-portraits, in which […]

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In memory of the eminent artist S.H. Raza

Sayed Haider “S. H.” Raza (22 February 1922 – 23 July 2016) was an Indian painter who lived and worked in France since 1950, while maintaining strong ties with India. His works are mainly abstracts in oil or acrylic, with a very rich use of color, replete with icons from Indian cosmology as well as […]

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Akbar Padamsee and his journey in fine art

Akbar Padamsee (born 12 April 1928) is a contemporary Indian artist and painter, considered one of the pioneers in Modern Indian painting along with Raza, Souza and M.F. Hussain. Over the years he has also worked with various mediums from oil painting, plastic emulsion, water colour, sculpture, printmaking, to computer graphics, and photography, as worked a film maker, sculptor, […]

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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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Raja Ravi Varma – the celebrated painter prince

Raja Ravi Varma Koil Thampuran (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) was a celebrated Indian painter and artist. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art for a number of aesthetic and broader social reasons. Firstly, his works are held to be among the best examples of the fusion […]

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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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Raghu Rai – A walk through his photographs

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 […]

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Amrita Sher-Gil : Indian Frida Kahlo

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 […]

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How differently an artist thinks?

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 […]