Sunday, Nov 27, 2022

Art and Culture


Artemisia Gentileschi's 1616 nude to be digitally unveiled

November 13, 2022 5:44 pm

The work to reveal the image as originally painted comes as Gentileschi's contribution to Italian Baroque art is getting renewed attention in the #MeToo era, both for her artistic achievements but also for breaking into the male-dominated art world after being raped by one of her art teachers

Behind the Art: ‘Salvator Mundi’: The mystery of Da Vinci’s controversial painting worth $450.3 million

November 12, 2022 7:22 pm

Worth $450.3 million, Salvator Mundi is not only famous for its jaw-dropping price but also for the controversy that surrounds it. The battle between art historians over whether Da Vinci painted this piece is still underway. But what is the painting about and where is it? And did Da Vinci not paint it?

Behind the Art: Why is Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo Da Vinci (1489–1491) so iconic?

November 05, 2022 8:18 pm

One of few surviving portraits made by Leonardo Da Vinci, Lady with an Ermine was insured for 300 million Euros in 2011, during a trip around Europe. Why is it so iconic and what are some of the interesting facts about this masterpiece?

Japanese Kabuki star wants to reach younger, global audience

November 05, 2022 7:48 pm

In the world of Kabuki, a stage name is handed down over generations in a family in a male-only hereditary system and carries a great responsibility. A new successor must live up to the expectations for the style, spirit and skill that the stage name carries

Behind the Art: The Night Watch (1642) by Rembrandt van Rijn

October 22, 2022 2:20 pm

What makes Rembrandt's The Night Watch so iconic? Why was it controversial during its time and did it really lead to Rembrandt’s downfall?

Do we still need opera?

October 14, 2022 3:42 pm

Operas tell stories in a special yet not always accessible way. They also often come off as elitist. Has opera had its day? An exhibition looks into the art form's constant reinvention.

Behind the Art: 'Madame X' by John Singer Sargent - The ‘scandalous’ painting that shook Paris in 1884

October 08, 2022 1:14 am

Why is the painting 'Madame X' by John Singer Sargent worth about $106,000.00 and so controversial? Why did the public hate the artwork and the painter for it?

Behind the Art: Is Oslo's Van Gogh Self-Portrait the most disturbing portrait of all time?

October 01, 2022 1:48 pm

Is Oslo's Van Gogh Self-Portrait the most disturbing portrait of all time? Why did Van Gogh paint so many self-portraits?

Behind the Art: The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

September 24, 2022 2:21 pm

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo is based on an already told religious story - so why was it so crucial to the renaissance period? What hidden messages does it still hold?

Behind the Art: Was Monet’s Impression, Sunrise meant to spark the Impressionist movement?

September 18, 2022 10:23 am

From heavy criticism to the controversial robbery of the painting, Monet grabbed the attention of the world with his perfect yet imperfect brush strokes. Did he want Impression, Sunrise to spark the Impressionist movement or was it a fluke of luck or just a bad joke taken too seriously?


Bengaluru Dastkar Bazaar returns with its 20th edition; celebrates art and crafts

May 30, 2022 5:48 pm

Visitors can expect a range of artistic products to choose from, which includes jewellery, metal crafts, carved furniture, pottery, ceramics, fibre crafts, painting, handlooms, leather products, among others.

Former football player Alan Page puts treasured art up for sale

June 01, 2021 1:47 pm

The Pages had no idea those drawings, purchased in 1985 from a gallery in New York at the suggestion of one of their daughters, would become so valuable

Art Basel Hong Kong returns after pandemic hiatus

May 22, 2021 2:11 pm

Art Basel Hong Kong was back for its ninth edition after the event was cancelled last year because of the pandemic. A visitor admires "Spanish Gold to Pagan Gold" by British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor. (Photo and text: AP)

Pandit Debu Chaudhuri passes away: A pictorial tribute to the sitar maestro

May 01, 2021 11:51 am

Pandit Devabrata Chaudhuri, fondly called Debu Chaudhuri, 85, died of Covid-19 related complications

Art and culture: A glimpse at MP's tribal museum

September 04, 2014 12:27 pm

At the epic, ‘Janjaatiya Sanghralaya’, the world of indigenous tribes is depicted with much authentic skill and finesse.