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In a former mafia stronghold, art remembers, and warns

May 26, 2022 10:30:38 pm

A key point in Palermo’s turnaround was the murder of Giovanni Falcone, a judge who pioneered new methods to combat Mafia influence and paved the way for the restoration of law and order

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‘Theatre is the most alive and impactful medium’: Makarand Deshpande

May 25, 2022 12:30:04 pm

"I would say, theater shows me who I am from within more than the mirror," the Swades actor added

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Dark times inspire Dakar artist at long-awaited African art biennale

May 24, 2022 7:30:55 pm

Over the next month, some 250,000 art lovers and movers and shakers of the art world are expected to visit shows at the capital's many galleries and its grand Museum of Black Civilizations.

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Behind the Art: Why is Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa so famous?

May 23, 2022 10:50:42 am

Why is the Mona Lisa so famous and what led it to having the most expensive insurance policy in history? Why was Picasso arrested in suspicion of stealing the painting?

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Michelangelo ink drawing fetches 23 million euros in Paris sale

May 19, 2022 7:30:19 pm

The work had been designated a French national treasure, which barred it from being exported from the country for 30 months.

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Picasso painting sells for $67.5 million at New York auction

May 18, 2022 7:30:47 pm

Auction house Sotheby's had predicted the Picasso painting, a surrealistic depiction of his muse Marie-Thérèse Walter, to sell in excess of $60 million.

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How Mame Khan, once a little-known Manganiyar from Jaisalmer, became a favourite with Bollywood composers

May 18, 2022 5:26:34 pm

On Tuesday, Mame Khan walked the red carpet at Cannes as part of the Indian contingent led by Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur.

Mame Khan becomes first folk artiste from India to walk Cannes 2022 red carpet; know more about him

May 18, 2022 2:10:23 pm

Khan belongs to a family of master singers, who have been performing a unique, oral tradition of music for over 15 generations

The Macklowe Collection of art fetches $922.2 million, the highest total ever made by a single private collection at an auction

May 17, 2022 2:10:25 pm

The collection had garnered attention during the divorce proceedings of real-estate baron Harry Macklowe and his then wife Linda in 2018, as they were unable to agree on how much the prestigious collection was worth

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What makes professional football player Ernie Barnes the most expressive painter of sports?

May 16, 2022 5:04:58 pm

His painting The Sugar Shack sold for $15.3 million at Christie's, surpassing his previous sales and making his a story from goal to palette a perfect touchdown

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Ukraine wins the Eurovision Grand Prix and many hearts

May 16, 2022 3:50:23 pm

After the win, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that he hoped that the next year’s final would take place in Mariupol, the Ukrainian port city that has suffered some of the most ruthless attacks of Russian invasion.

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Behind the Art: Café Terrace at Night, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh

May 15, 2022 6:20:32 pm

Van Gogh painted Café Terrace at Night also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum in a typical Cloissionist style, the subjects in the composition are painted flat and the artwork is outlined using what seems to be black colour.

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Kochi Biennale opens a window to the UK’s Hayward Gallery

May 16, 2022 1:24:22 pm

Representatives from Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation and KMB will be a part of the selection committee to decide the winner.

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Ernie Barnes’ ‘Sugar Shack’ painting brings big price at auction

May 14, 2022 4:25:00 pm

Barnes, a former football player who died in 2009, was known for his kinetic drawings and paintings of athletes, dancers and other figures

Two-day long Rishikesh Music Festival commences today; all you need to know

May 14, 2022 1:25:06 pm

The line-up of the annual music festival held in the Himalayan foothill area of Rishikesh besides river Ganga includes a mix of established and emerging sub-continental and global artistes

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How a 16-year-old is creating work that presents beauty in the everyday

May 14, 2022 9:10:57 am

Thrissur-based Anujath Sindhu Vinaylal has been winning awards for his art that is also finding its way to important publications

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New Bob Dylan Center explores his creative process

May 13, 2022 12:00:04 pm

The center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is dedicated to the cultural significance of the elusive songwriter, and houses over 100,000 items from the musician's archives.

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Warli painting adorns the wall of Lodhi Colony; all about the artists and this Maharashtrian folk art

May 12, 2022 5:00:45 pm

"In this art form, we use basic figures like triangles, circles, squares and lines," artist Mayur Vayeda shared

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Europe’s first samurai museum opens in Berlin

May 12, 2022 12:00:31 pm

As a new museum on the samurai opens in Berlin, here are five facts about how the legendary warriors and political elite shaped the history of Japan for centuries

Museum honouring Hryhorii Skovoroda destroyed by Russian forces in Ukraine; know more about the revered poet

May 11, 2022 1:20:26 pm

"The occupiers can destroy the museum where Hryhoriy Skovoroda worked for the last years of his life and where he was buried. But they will not destroy our memory and our values!" Oleh Synyehubov, governor of Kharkiv, said in a Telegram post

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Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ auction nabs $195M; most for US artist

May 11, 2022 12:00:37 pm

The Warhol sale unseated the previous record holder and another modern master, Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose 1982 painting “Untitled” of a skull-like face sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby’s in 2017.

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‘He was a true maestro’: Tributes pour in for santoor legend Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

May 10, 2022 6:20:10 pm

Sharing the unseen facets of the musician, Ina Puri, his biographer, said, "He had so much scholarly knowledge but he wore it lightly. He was a wonderful company and had a great sense of humour."

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‘Our cultural world is poorer’: PM Narendra Modi mourns the demise of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

May 10, 2022 2:05:04 pm

"His departure impoverishes our cultural world. My deepest condolences," Mamata Banerjee wrote

Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, who placed santoor on the centre stage of classical music, passes away

May 12, 2022 10:34:11 am

He had been suffering from kidney-related issues for the last six months and was on dialysis. He passed away due to cardiac arrest.

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Centuries-old passion play returns after pandemic break

May 8, 2022 8:00:52 pm

Almost half of the village's residents — more than 1,800 people, including 400 children — will participate in the play about the last five days before Christ's crucifixion.