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Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Conceived 60 years ago, ‘One Village, One Ganpati’ concept now embraced by hundreds of villages in Maharashtra

September 8, 2022 10:58:07 pm

Way back in 1961, communist leader Bhau Sakharam Patil proposed the 'One Village One Ganpati' policy during the Ganesh festival in Agroli, now part of Navi Mumbai region

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How octogenarian brothers’ colorful posters went global

September 4, 2022 12:00:01 pm

It doesn't matter that the brothers are more than 80 years old or that the two, born in Ecuador and raised in Colombia, speak limited English. They have embraced their new customers and draw all day in the Manhattan apartment they have shared for nearly 20 years

Behind the Art: What hidden messages does Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper hold?

September 4, 2022 10:15:08 am

Why is Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper so important? What are the hidden messages in the artwork that still shock viewers?

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‘Onward Together’: A photo exhibition that highlights Covid-19 pandemic’s ‘disparities and prejudice’

September 3, 2022 11:20:36 am

Photographer Satish VM said the pandemic was a "tipping point for India's weaker sections" and that their "pre-existing disadvantages had been impacted by the lockdown, highlighting disparities and prejudice"

‘March to Freedom’: Exhibition re-interprets India’s freedom movement ‘beyond politics, politicians and battles’

September 2, 2022 12:30:18 pm

"If you have not already guessed, there is a deliberate ambiguity in the meaning of the title. Is it a statement of fact, an exhortation towards a goal within sight, or an idealistic aspiration?" the curator said

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Century-old family photo studio preserves Ghana’s history in black and white

September 2, 2022 12:00:04 pm

From glass plates to digital files of nation-shaping events to intimate personal portraits, the family's 50,000-image archive offers a unique glimpse into Accra's transition from a colonial port into a bustling modern metropolis.

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Climate activists damage frame of a Rubens painting in Munich

September 1, 2022 12:00:14 pm

Protesters have been gluing themselves to famous paintings and sculptures across Europe to demand climate justice. Among different artworks targeted in Germany, the frame of a "priceless" Rubens was damaged

Sale of Warren Buffett portrait can’t match $19M lunch bid

August 31, 2022 4:30:30 pm

The portrait created by Motiva Art features a grid of letters over the picture that light up to spell out 11 of the Berkshire Hathaway CEO’s best-known quotes

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: Lalbaugcha Raja idol unveiled as festival returns after pandemic hiatus

August 30, 2022 3:00:40 pm

It is the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic -- two years of it -- that celebrations will resume on a large scale, like they used to happen pre-pandemic

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Artist Suvigya Sharma is on a mission to protect endangered species, one miniature artwork at a time

August 30, 2022 12:30:36 pm

Choosing art as a medium to promote conservation has the power to reach places where other mediums can't, said artist Suvigya Sharma

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Tehran: Iranians flock to Western art exhibition

August 29, 2022 7:30:56 pm

For the first time in decades, contemporary Western artworks, from Donald Judd to Christo, are on public display in the Iranian capital. They had long been locked away so as not to offend Islamic values

Shahjahanpur’s traditional carpet making trade in distress

August 28, 2022 6:20:36 pm

Costly raw material, lack of facilities and innovative skills among artisans amid demand slump during the pandemic forced many units to shut, while a few of them are struggling for their revival

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Behind the Art: How did Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ spark a sexual revolution in art?

August 28, 2022 10:15:25 am

How did Gustav Klimt's iconic “Kiss” spark a sexual revolution in art? Why is the painting so iconic?

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B.B. King’s guitar, Marilyn photos up for auction in New York

August 26, 2022 12:00:35 pm

Also included in the 120-lot sale are sports items from U.S. baseball star Mickey Mantle, as well as jazz singer Billie Holiday's passport and fur wrap.

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‘Real art is subversive and one has to learn to negotiate’: Shalini Sawhney of The Guild

August 26, 2022 9:10:44 am

Even as the Alibaug-based gallery, The Guild presents 25 years of its collection in Delhi, founder-director Shalini Sawhney talks about the future of art in India, their journey and the support of senior artists

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‘We still do not know how many were left homeless, killed or went missing during Partition’: Kishwar Desai

August 25, 2022 1:41:28 pm

An exhibition in Delhi tells the tumultuous story of the Partition through personal memories, research material, artefacts and art.

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Tech Panda x Kenzani are on a musical mission to carry India’s culture forward, the electronica way

August 25, 2022 12:30:06 pm

Tech Panda x Kenzani take us behind their one-of-a-kind music genre, explain their mission to "restore" Indian culture through Indian electronica, reveal their dream to be awarded the Padma Bhushan, and share their experience of working with Manish Malhotra, and muses for Mijwan Couture Show -- Ranveer and Deepika.

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RM, boy band superstar, embraces new role: Art Patron

August 25, 2022 12:00:40 pm

RM has also been embracing the role of art supporter, loaning a terra cotta sculpture of a horse by Korean artist Kwon Jin-kyu to a Seoul Museum of Art retrospective

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‘It represents all my emotions’: New mum Sonam Kapoor on being gifted a ‘specially commissioned’ artwork

August 24, 2022 3:50:12 pm

New parents Sonam Kapoor, Anand Ahuja were presented with a 'specially commissioned' artwork by artist Rithika Merchant

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Greenlandic Inuit women empowering Indigenous identity through art

August 24, 2022 12:00:30 pm

Greenlandic women are transforming the Arctic's art scene and releasing their Indigenous identity from its colonial past. They're pushing for visibility and representation through their craft.

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Kolkata to get virtual Partition museum

August 21, 2022 6:20:55 pm

The aim to build the museum is to memorialise eastern India's including Bengal' experience, with Partition as well as its aftermath and afterlives, in the most comprehensive manner possible, partition scholar Rituparna Roy said

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Mentally challenged girls at Maharashtra care home excel in making Ganesh idols

September 2, 2022 5:26:14 pm

Twelve mentally challenged girls and women living at a care home in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district made Lord Ganesh idols to sell in the market for the upcoming Ganpati festival.

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Behind the Art: Why is The Old Guitarist one of the most haunting pieces created during Pablo Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’?

August 21, 2022 11:25:58 am

The Old Guitarist is a priceless piece of art by the master of Cubism and Surrealism, but what is the real story behind the art? What is the mysterious image painted underneath?

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‘The attack on Salman Rushdie is an attack on creative imagination’

August 18, 2022 9:10:08 am

Artists and writers condemn the deadly attack on author Salman Rushdie in New York

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India at 75: Country to soon get a ‘nationalistic’ Bharat font ‘rooted in Indian-ness’

August 17, 2022 6:21:03 pm

The font has already been tested with consumer groups for readability. Initially, it will have to be downloaded from a digital link, but later, one will be able to use it on both computers and mobile phones

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