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Artist Sonika Agarwal's exhibition explores the unity of science and divinity, light and dark
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Artist Sonika Agarwal's exhibition explores the unity of science and divinity, light and dark

Artist Sonika Agarwal has been working in the field for the past 15 years. Her primary mediums include oil and acrylics on canvas, as well as charcoal and watercolors on paper

Artist turns Durga Puja into an opportunity to raise public awareness
India

Artist turns Durga Puja into an opportunity to raise public awareness

An artist from Kolkata is preparing the Maa Durga idol with materials such as old garments, worn-out shoes, dusted wooden items, broken flower vases and old newspapers in an attempt to raise public awareness.

Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait behind painting discovered after 100 years: How the artist continues to intrigue us
Arts & Culture

Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait behind painting discovered after 100 years: How the artist continues to intrigue us

The National Galleries of Scotland 'was thrilled' after it discovered a self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh hidden behind another painting. The artist has been able to capture the public's attention for over 100 years, as his life and death have been shrouded in mystery

Out of water, on the wall: Lodhi Colony’s latest mural breaks travel boundaries
Arts & Culture

Out of water, on the wall: Lodhi Colony’s latest mural breaks travel boundaries

The mural titled 'Fish Out of Water' is a collaboration between Aashti Miller, India-based architect and illustrator, and Germany's Greta von Richthofen, who works on documentary narratives and graphic novels.

Pyaasa turns 65: Guru Dutt's seminal film is an enduring reminder of an artist's indispensability in political turmoil
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Pyaasa turns 65: Guru Dutt's seminal film is an enduring reminder of an artist's indispensability in political turmoil

A poet as a figure, a character has not often been someone found at the center of a Hindi film narrative, as someone with a conflict to resolve. For a conventional society, they *are* the conflict.

Living Art | How COVID-19 lockdown, contrary to popular belief, has led to a boom in art market, thanks to online auctions
Arts & Culture

Living Art | How COVID-19 lockdown, contrary to popular belief, has led to a boom in art market, thanks to online auctions

“During the lockdown, disposable incomes of the high-end groups and businessmen had grown because they weren’t travelling, partying or attending weddings. Speculators disappeared, and serious collectors gained ground," says Dinesh Vazirani, CEO, Saffronart.

Using artwork to voice dissent
India

Using artwork to voice dissent

TV Santhosh represents a breed of artists that is not afraid to mix art with activism

Chopsticks movie review: Abhay Deol, Mithila Palkar's comedy suffers from half-baked characters, mediocre writing
Entertainment

Chopsticks movie review: Abhay Deol, Mithila Palkar's comedy suffers from half-baked characters, mediocre writing

Produced by a streaming service known for dolling out class content, Chopsticks falls short of creating a considerable impression.

Remembering the genius of Da Vinci
India

Remembering the genius of Da Vinci

His 500th death anniversary is as good a time as any to remember the Renaissance Man

Apple Music removes ability for artists to post content on Connect social feed
News & Analysis

Apple Music removes ability for artists to post content on Connect social feed

Apple’s much-ignored social network Ping also saw the last of its days in 2012.

#MeToo and Art: #TimesUp for the myth of the troubled male artist; let's actively seek female voices instead
India

#MeToo and Art: #TimesUp for the myth of the troubled male artist; let's actively seek female voices instead

If you and I have knowingly supported, promoted, defended, collaborated with any art that is tainted, let’s own up | #MeToo | #MeTooIndia

At Eternity’s Gate trailer: Willem Dafoe bears uncanny resemblance to a Van Gogh self-portrait in new biopic
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At Eternity’s Gate trailer: Willem Dafoe bears uncanny resemblance to a Van Gogh self-portrait in new biopic

“Maybe God made me a painter for people who aren't born yet,” Willem Dafoe's Van Gogh says in the trailer for At Eternity’s Gate.

Jonita Gandhi talks about her journey and the music scene in India on the latest episode of Web Talkies with Imran Ismail
Web Talkies

Jonita Gandhi talks about her journey and the music scene in India on the latest episode of Web Talkies with Imran Ismail

From being a YouTuber to a playback singer, watch Jonita Gandhi live in conversation with Imran Ismail about her journey and the music scene in India.

Origami's many marvels: Artist Himanshu Agarwal demonstrates the paper folding art
F. Originals

Origami's many marvels: Artist Himanshu Agarwal demonstrates the paper folding art

Have you ever made a paper boat, fan or plane? A tipi-tipi tap? Knowingly or unknowingly, we’ve all done origami sometime in our lives. Derived from the Japanese words, Oru and Kami, which literally mean paper folding, origami’s premise is pretty simple: you start with a square or rectangular sheet of paper and transform it, through folding techniques, into a sculpture. It could be a swan, crane, violin, headphones, a fictional character… anything! It is, essentially, a craft that has been developed into an art, says Himanshu Agarwal, a Mumbai-based origami artist. The idea of origami is not restricted to a certain kind of paper, size or technique. Though the use of glue and cuts is often used to make larger and more intricate designs, it is discouraged in modern origami. Agarwal feels that it is more of a test than discouragement. He says, “It’s like a challenge, can you make it (origami) from a single sheet of paper.”

Rare Picasso painting to make its debut in Hong Kong, expected to fetch $50 million
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Rare Picasso painting to make its debut in Hong Kong, expected to fetch $50 million

The painting is a colourful and angular depiction of Picasso's French lover with a dark silhouette looming behind her face.

Meet the Mumbai artist who creates portraits using a typewriter, saving obsolete machines
Life

Meet the Mumbai artist who creates portraits using a typewriter, saving obsolete machines

Meet the Mumbai artist Chandrakant Bhide, who creates portraits using a typewriter, saving obsolete machines

Meet Harshvardhan Kadam, the artist who painted India's largest mural at Pune's Yerwada Jail
F. Originals

Meet Harshvardhan Kadam, the artist who painted India's largest mural at Pune's Yerwada Jail

Harshvardhan Kadam, an artist based out of Pune, has painted India's largest mural at Yerwada Central Prison.

GST: Taxing visual art, while mega money maker actors, sportspersons are exempted, is absurd
Business

GST: Taxing visual art, while mega money maker actors, sportspersons are exempted, is absurd

This baseless discrimination under GST has put the art market, as such limping due to the impact of demonetisation, down to gasping for sheer survival

Shamsia Hassani, Afghanistan's first female graffiti artist, wants people to make art, not war
Life

Shamsia Hassani, Afghanistan's first female graffiti artist, wants people to make art, not war

Shamsia Hassani — considered Afghanistan’s first female graffiti artist — hopes to trigger conversations on subjects other than war in her home country