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Ballet dancers fleeing Ukraine rubble find Bucharest stage

March 5, 2022 3:10:45 pm

Cultural institutions across Romania have joined the fray of volunteers thronging the borders with offers of food, transport and lodging

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‘Lines (By) Lines’: Exhibition to feature artworks by leading South Asian artists

March 5, 2022 2:20:50 pm

The exhibition, starting from April 2 at Dhoomimal Gallery (DMG) here, aims to explore how a diverse spectrum of modern and contemporary art from the region have explored abstraction across painting, sculpture and multimedia art practices.

Flying fish, flamingo on cycle, owl on skates brought to Delhi by Indo-German ‘fellow travellers’

March 4, 2022 7:30:00 pm

This colourful, surrealistic menagerie has been imagined by two women -- a graphic novel artist from Germany and an architect-illustrator from India -- who joined hands to create a dazzling mural in the heart of the national capital

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Unseen photograph of Princess Diana goes on display at Kensington Palace

March 4, 2022 6:20:13 pm

Taken by renowned photographer David Bailey in 1988, the photograph will be a part of the exhibition titled 'Life through a Royal Lens' along with other portraits of the royal family, exploring their relationship with the camera

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What we love about SH Raza

March 4, 2022 5:00:49 pm

February 22 marked the centenary of one of India's most famous modernist painters, SH Raza. Six people -- a collector, a gallerist, artists, a teacher and a curator -- recount their favourite thing about the iconic master's art and life

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Rene Magritte’s ‘Dominion of Light’ sells for £59,4 million at auction

March 4, 2022 4:30:28 pm

Depicting a night-time Brussels street under a bright blue sky, the 1961 "Dominion of Light" had an estimate in excess of more than 45 million pounds. Auction house Sotheby's called it "a masterpiece of 20th-century art".

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Artist Paresh Maity joins NFT bandwagon, collection to be auctioned on March 4

March 3, 2022 7:30:15 pm

Paresh Maity, based out of New Delhi, is also known for one of the longest paintings in India called "The Indian Odyssey", stretching up to over 850 feet. The artist was conferred with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in 2014.

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New project tells Jewish art collectors’ stories

March 3, 2022 12:00:58 pm

The stories of the people whose art collections were looted by the Nazis are rarely told. A new project in Berlin and Munich aims to change this.

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Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is selling a Basquiat for $70 million

March 2, 2022 4:30:17 pm

“I believe that art collections are something that should always continue to grow and evolve as the owner does,” Maezawa said in a statement provided by Phillips

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Maha Shivratri 2022: Artists pay tribute to Lord Shiva with unique creations, from sand art to rangoli

March 1, 2022 5:00:57 pm

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created an installation of Lord Shiva using 23,436 Rudraksha beads on Puri beach

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M F Hussain’s cutouts go on display at a Kolkata gallery

March 1, 2022 4:30:23 pm

For these works, the artist drew on plywood the outlines of the protagonist in chalk and cut out the form before painting on it. "The subjects were inspired by the ancestral spirits of man, deity and beast in a sacred space," eminent art curator Ina Puri said


‘Stop war’: Indian chef appeals for peace in Ukraine with unique watermelon food art

February 28, 2022 6:20:07 pm

While it took him two days to conceptualise the artwork, it was carved in an hour using his Japanese knife kit, revealed chef Jitender Singh


Singapore group depicts Indian influence on Southeast Asian art, culture through Bharatanatyam routine

February 27, 2022 10:30:43 pm

Apsaras Arts Dance Company showcased the beauty of temple architecture in the dance on Friday night as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations by the Indian High Commission here in the run up to India's 75 years of Independence.

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Singapore’s doyenne of Indian classical dance dies

February 27, 2022 4:16:21 pm

Aside from her knowledge of traditional Indian performance arts, Bhaskar was also known for her keen interest in other cultural art forms


Meteorites from Mars, outer space land on Christie’s auction block

February 26, 2022 9:40:03 pm

"A seven-inch hole marks where the meteorite punctured the roof," Christie's said in the treasure's description

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Richard Hamilton: Father of pop art

February 26, 2022 7:10:28 pm

Long before Andy Warhol, Briton Richard Hamilton used the wealth of images from popular culture for his art


An exhibition brings together artisanal clusters and design voices

February 26, 2022 9:10:15 am

Slow fashion brand Indicult's exhibition 'Confluence' is on in Delhi

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Behala Art Fest 2022: Streets of Kolkata come alive with stunning wall paintings

February 25, 2022 8:00:10 pm

This year, the theme of the Behala Art Festival is 'Light and darkness' with artists sharing their innovative ideas of light and darkness in today's time

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Francis Bacon’s ‘Trotsky’ triptych tipped to fetch up to $75 million at auction

February 25, 2022 4:30:45 pm

The British auction house's price estimate for the work, part of a March 1 sale in London of 20th and 21st century masterworks, is 35 million to 55 million pounds ($48 million - $75 million).

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Meet Sonakshi Sinha, the self-taught artist who is ‘consciously seeking patterns, colours’

February 25, 2022 2:10:05 pm

The post received appreciation from fans and followers with several commenting, "beautiful' and 'talent', and wow!

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Spanning borders and decades, new surrealism exhibition at London’s Tate

February 24, 2022 12:00:52 pm

Pablo Picasso's "The Three Dancers", Malangatana Ngwenya's untitled painting of people fighting for independence in Mozambique and "Deification of a Soldier" by Japan's Yamashita Kikuji are among the artworks showcasing the 20th century movement's geographic reach.

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Rene Magritte classic ‘Dominion of Light’, works by Monet up for auction in London

February 23, 2022 7:30:54 pm

The image has shown up in other guises. A scene in the 1973 movie "The Exorcist" and its poster paid homage to it. It was also the inspiration for the cover of singer-songwriter Jackson Browne's 1974 album "Late for the Sky", with a 50's Chevy parked outside a house in California. The artwork credit says "if it's all reet with Magritte".


The art-form of Karakattam and the predicament of its artists

February 22, 2022 7:30:39 pm

Karakattam is a folk art performed at festivals, conferences, roadshows and primarily at Mariamman festivals. It is one of many creative traditions that owe its existence to Mariamman, the rain goddess

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‘Ray Between the Covers’: An exhibition that celebrates the filmmaker’s artistic talent

February 22, 2022 5:30:02 pm

Much before he became a filmmaker, Satyajit Ray was a graphic artist, designing book covers, film posters and illustrating children’s books. An exhibition showcases this lesser known facet of the master who introduced Indian accents to popular art

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Rubens’ ‘Portrait of a Lady’ to go up for auction in Warsaw

February 22, 2022 12:00:02 pm

The Flemish master's oil-on-canvas portrait of a dark-haired woman in a rich black velvet dress has an estimated value of 18 million to 24 million zlotys ($4.5 million- $6 million).