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Performance artist Nikhil Chopra on the many personas he dons and the politics of his work

‘While talking about the body, identity and history are important’

Artist Shiva Kumra hopes to promote interaction between art aficionados and artists through a series of events

An economist and financial analyst, Kumra says it was the urge to create that led her to pursue art.


Artist Sultana Zana on her new project in the Himalayas that focuses on the conflict between man and nature

Over the last four years, Zana has created works and sound performances that look at mycelium networks and the world wide web through film and sound.

English artist L S Lowry's painting of cricket match fetches over Rs 10 crore at Sotheby's sale

Painted in 1938, "A Cricket Match" shows Lowry's artistic finesse at its best. He gives children the centre stage, both as enthusiastic players and spectators.

Old Craft, New Ways: Traditional crafts get a contemporary facelift

The exhibition at Grand Hyatt has in attendance 70 artisans from six states — Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh — coming together to design more than 3,000 products, including hand-crafted beads, papier-mache jewellery, ikat saris and leather puppets.

Social and environmental issues find an artistic voice at the Lodhi Art Festival 2019

This year, 20 new murals have been planned. The artists will produce their interpretation of social causes such as, women empowerment, climate change, waste and upcycling and various other pertinent issues.


Japanese artist hopes to introduce Aritayaki in India

Japanese artist Yuji Obata wishes to introduce the craft of Aritayaki in India. This craft emerges from Arita in South Japan and it is defined by a deep blue painted over a white shiny base but different artists create their own styles with it.

Artist Ram Kumar was reticent but painted works that were authoritative: Krishen Khanna

Like other artists of his generation, Kumar, a Padma Bhushan recipient, also sought a language of art that was modernist yet rooted in the homeland. While a scholarship took him to France in 1949 — where he studied under the likes of French painter Andre Lhote and artist-filmmaker Fernand Leger — Kumar chose to return.

Artist as young man: When Meena Kumari left Hussain tongue-tied

The book also talks about the women in Hussain's life, including his wife Fazila, whom he married when he was a young billboard painter, and Maria, a linguist. The artist developed a "beautiful rapport with Maria, the kind he had never enjoyed with any woman.

‘Beautiful Space’: A brush with art, Burail students create ‘park’ using waste material

BJP MP Kirron Kher also said “I feel extremely proud and grateful to be one of them. I want to congratulate the school for becoming a nurturing space for such talented students and I invite you all to be part of the Administration’s plantation drive.”

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The Easter Eggstravaganza: This Indian egg artist's solo exhibition in Chicago will make you go gaga

Farha Sayeed, a renowned Indian egg artist in the US has held a solo exhibition displaying 70 intricately hand-carved creations made out of egg shells of different birds.

Record-breaking moments: Paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh in the top 10 most expensive artworks auctioned in 2015

As the year comes to an end, we take a look at the past 12 months and the 10 most expensive works of art sold at auctions.


Welcome to the candyland! Floor art made with candy, sugar, beads and toys

If you have a sweet tooth and love candies, you might want to eat up this artwork. Australian artist Tanya Schultz uses candies, toys and other materials to create art. Have a look.

India Art Fair kicks off in the capital

The seventh edition of India Art Fair features modern and contemporary art from across the world. The four-day fair would be held from 29 January to 1 February.

10 pieces of food art you would absolutely love to devour

If you are a foodie, and an aesthete at the same time, you will have a hard time resisting the awesome food while you are appreciating the art part of it. Ten pieces of food art that will blow you away.

From flying autos to scary walls: Innovative street art that will blow you away

Creativity can be found anywhere, even on streets. Here's the best of street art witnessed in Mumbai.


Rural art: Here's what goes behind the beautiful Batik printing and dying

Bhairavgarh, in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh, is famous for Batik art of fabric printing and dyeing. Check out the Batik processes from fabric treatments, dyeing, wax printing and painting.

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Street Art in India: Through the art of Miles Toland

We met Miles Toland in Dharavi, spoke at length about Street Art and how it can educate the masses. He speaks about public art and how it also belongs to the masses and in the streets.

India Art Festival hosts first edition in national capital

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): After hosting successful four editions in Mumbai and an international edition at World Trade Centre in Seoul, Korea, India Art Festival has flown in to Delhi with over 300 artists and 40 art galleries from 15 Indian cities and 5 countries under one roof. From contemporary work to modern art or complex art forms, the three day long festival aims to provide a platform for artists, galleries, art collectors and connoisseurs to come together for dialogues and collaborations. Here, a few artists presented their own-self through their canvas, while few simply expressed their passion towards the art. Apart from this, one can get their hands on Urdu calligraphy carved on sculptures, miniatures that have taken 30 long years to get complete, portraits which are knitted with beads, colourful threads, precious and semi-precious stones and a lot of breath-taking paintings by various artists. India Art Festival, which began on January 14, will conclude onJanuary 17.


Space Jam: Graffiti as StreetArt

At a recent graffiti showdown in the city, artists from across the country gathered to showcase their styles.