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Paintings and sculptures by emerging as well as established artists at this exhibition organised by the Rotary Club of Madras

Paintings and sculptures by emerging as well as established artists at this exhibition organised by the Rotary Club of Madras

A maze of colours meets the eye at the Acropolis Building on Dr Radhakrishnan Salai. Against the earthen background, the maze, with an impressive mix of both contemporary and traditional works of art, stands out in the otherwise grey ground floor. Some new paintings by upcoming artists immediately catch my ...

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Open your house, let the music in | art and culture

Open your house, let the music in | art and culture

One spring evening, a young man sat in the fading glow of the setting sun, strumming a song on his guitar… Sounds like the start of a fairytale, doesn’t it? But this was a real-life scene at a recent session of House Concert India in Delhi. For the last five ...

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Meet the Indians using artificial intelligence to create art | art and culture

Meet the Indians using artificial intelligence to create art | art and culture

When Rembrandt was 26, he created one of his first masterpieces, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, an oil-on-canvas that showed medical professionals studying the human body, at a time (the 17th century) when medical science was still in a nascent stage. In 2018, Bengaluru’s Harshit Agrawal, also 26, ...

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Young hearts make art at Young World painting contest

Young hearts make art at Young World painting contest

As many as 300 budding young artists participated in The Hindu Young World Painting Competition held at Bombay Stock Exchange, Fort, on March 24. Students were given topics on the spot and the top 10 paintings in each junior and senior category were selected by the Sir.J.J. School of Art’s ...

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Krishna Bala Shenoi: The versatile artist

Krishna Bala Shenoi: The versatile artist

Krishna Bala Shenoi was only 19, in 2013, when Steven Spielberg praised him, in an email the director’s assistant sent, for the animated video tribute to the director. This incident is proof of Krishna’s immense artistic talent. His work ranges from illustrations for picture books and portraitures. Versatility and realistic ...

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Memory meets metamorphosis – The Hindu

Memory meets metamorphosis - The Hindu

A murder of crows caw wildly, their sound resonating across the four walls of a concrete room. Outside, dappled light flows across cement flooring, strewn with bougainvillea and yellow leaves. While the image may seem like a coexistence of nature and humanity, the reality is quite different. The crows are ...

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Dynamic worldviews, contemporary dystopia – The Hindu

Dynamic worldviews, contemporary dystopia - The Hindu

Two initiatives related to youth theatre that began in 2007, and are still going strong, will have showcases in the city over the next few days. Thespo at Prithvi (TAP) takes the infectious vibe of the eponymous festival and stretches it beyond just one week in December. For two days ...

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Art in the time of Instagram

Art in the time of Instagram

At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I was politely asked by the staff not to photograph The Blue Dancers by Edgar Degas. I walked around it, committing the details to memory. The next week, a friend and I stepped into Color Factory’s pop-up museum in Lower Manhattan, and ...

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Natak Company to host third edition of Kaan Drushti on March 31 | art and culture

Natak Company to host third edition of Kaan Drushti on March 31 | art and culture

A decade old Pune-based theatre group, Natak Company, is back with its Kaan Drushti series, which made its debut in January. This month, will feature the third session, with queer theatre and aesthetics as the topic. Kaan Drushti is a year-long series of theatre related talks by speakers from all ...

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Not just a spectacle – The Hindu

Not just a spectacle - The Hindu

From travel to cuisine, heritage is the buzz word these days. For years now, Mohammad Ali Baig is reigniting audience interest in heritage theatre. Once a significant cultural feature of ancient Greece, Baig is successfully practising it in Hyderabad with popular plays that provide the audience a sense of the ...

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