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  • ‘Indian artistes have been docile’

    ‘Indian artistes have been docile’

    Popularly known as “TMK”, Thodur Madabusi Krishna is a widely admired Carnatic vocalist known for his blunt views on issues ranging from politics to social subjects. The 41-year-old was conferred the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award last year for his commitment as an artist and his advocacy of art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions, …

    March 10, 2017
  • Reviving a dying art form

    Reviving a dying art form

    Print making is the creation of art by transferring ink from a metal plate or other matrix onto a sheet of paper. In recent years, with the advent of computer graphics, different software programs, scanners and printers, the notion of printmaking has changed dramatically.  The traditional approaches have now been replaced by entirely automated leading …

    February 17, 2017
  • Art needs no lesson

    Art needs no lesson

    Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. It is rightly said for the 30-year-old Dev Samaj School lecturer, Balraj Singh, who holds his Master Degree in Physical Education. He unpredictably cut, measures only 1 mm by 1.5 mm for chalk sculpture. For Balraj it takes near about three-four hours of extreme focus, over …

    February 15, 2017
  • Riot of colour, experiences

    Riot of colour, experiences

    The ninth edition of the India Art Fair began on Friday at the NSIC grounds,Okhla Industrial Area, hosting the largest ever turnout of non-Delhi based and international collectors. This edition has also seen the largest number of collectors from Mumbai since its inception. The Platform section provides an opportunity for the best of established and …

    February 4, 2017
  • Special 17 for Chandigarh

    Special 17 for Chandigarh

    It was an attempt to make the number 17 special in City Beautiful. After all, Sector 17 has always remained the city's hot spot right from its inception. So in a befitting manner January 17, 2017 saw 17 artists from India and abroad coming together in Sector 17 Plaza to display warmth of creativity on …

    January 17, 2017
  • Visual literacy

    Visual literacy

    A picture is worth a thousand words ~ this aptly describes the art of drawing as well. A powerful tool of visual communication, the worth of drawing is often not recognised when a child is growing up. Pointing to the importance of drawing in a child's development, experts say it is the single most accessible …

    January 11, 2017
  • When the tiny hands paint a bright future

    When the tiny hands paint a bright future

    "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up,” the century-best artist Pablo Picasso had once said. Picking the pulse from right where Picasso left, Raghuvansham School of Modern Art is working hard since over a decade to retain every child’s art in its purest form. To …

    January 6, 2017
  • World of art

    World of art

    Through the last year, while some quarters have been buzzing with activity, others have been ruing the "slowness of the market". This clearly has been a year continuing the trend of the big brothers of Indian art, with the iconic names under their arms, establish as money churners, as investors compete at high-end auctions to …

    December 28, 2016
  • ‘Original forms of arts and culture should be preserved’

    ‘Original forms of arts and culture should be preserved’

    Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on Saturday said that the original forms of various arts and culture should be preserved. “The role of veteran artists is very immense in spreading the great culture of this nation among the young generations,” he said while chairing the second meeting of the re-constituted Central Advisory Board on Culture (CABC) …

    December 17, 2016
  • World within

    World within

    In a world of persistent tensions, expressions of love and beauty on canvas can well be a form of escape. At least that is what Bratati Mukherjee believes as she offers a new collection of her paintings at the Academy of Fine Arts. For someone who strayed into the world of art with the inspiration …

    September 25, 2016
  • Gaganendranath 149

    Gaganendranath 149

     Born into a family whose creativity defined Bengal&’s cultural life, Gaganendranath Tagore received no formal education but trained under the watercolourist Harinarayan Bandopadhyay. In 1907, along with his brother Abanindranath, he founded the Indian Society of Oriental Art which later published the influential journal Rupam. Gaganendranath studied and assimilated Japanese brush techniques and the influence …

    September 25, 2016
  • ‘There should be difference between war and art’

    ‘There should be difference between war and art’

    Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said artistes were beyond religion and country and there should be a difference between war and art. "Artists are only artists irrespective of their religion and country. They inspire others. I think there should be a difference between war and art," he said at an event to unveil the …

    September 24, 2016
  • In fever season, concern for the homeless

    In fever season, concern for the homeless

    As Delhi reels under monsoon mayhem with cases of chikungunya on the rise, homeless people in the Capital who sleep on the street or in shelter homes are extremely vulnerable. Keeping this in mind, the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board has written to the Directorate of Health Services seeking medical asistance for the homeless.  A …

    September 15, 2016
  • Art unbound

    Art unbound

    He may well be called the “Pied Piper of Art Unbound,” the precursor of a movement to free one of India&’s most elite art forms from the shackles of exclusivity. Then again, renowned Indian Carnatic musician and cultural activist Thobur Madabusi Krishna would likely disagree, being against labels, imposition and hegemony. All he wants is …

    September 10, 2016