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Tihar prisoners’ artworks make way into a private art gallery in the Capital | art and culture

A painting by Vinod, an inmate of Tihar Jail, depicts cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

A canvas shows cricketer Sachin Tendulkar ready to hit a ball. However, the artist chooses to show him in both his childhood and adulthood. Another canvas exhibits a Ganesha in blue, and then there’s one that depicts a village scene. These paintings, displayed at a group exhibition titled Paradise Regained, ...

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Modigliani’s reclining nude sells for $157.2 million at auction | art and culture

Kevin Ching, CEO of Sotheby

An Amedeo Modigliani painting of a nude fetched $157.2 million on Monday in New York. The 1917 ‘Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)’ depicts a reclining naked woman from behind, one leg bent, looking calmly over her shoulder at the viewer. Estimated at a season-high $150 million, it was the ...

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Sukant Goel’s dramatis personae – The Hindu

Sukant Goel’s dramatis personae - The Hindu

In just around nine years, 33-year-old theatre practitioner Sukant Goel has marked himself out as an ubiquitous presence in theatre circles, both on stage and off it, as well as someone flying under the cinematic radar waiting for that elusive breakthrough turn. A former chemical engineer, Goel cut his teeth ...

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I want to make this year’s Kochi Biennale really inclusive: Anita Dube

I want to make this year’s Kochi Biennale really inclusive: Anita Dube

Appearing first as a manifesto ‘Questions and Dialogue’, Anita Dube’s sharp critiques on the commodification of art accompanied a seminal show by the Radical Painters and Sculptors Association in the Faculty of Fine Arts at MSU Baroda in 1987. After the closure of the influential Association, Dube began seriously pursuing ...

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Malevich painting sells for record $85.8 million at Christie’s | art and culture

Picasso’s 1964 portrait of a woman with a cat, ‘Femme au chat assise dans un fauteuil,’ was part of the same exhibition at Christie’s, but was pulled from the auction by mutual agreement with the seller.

An amalgam of hard-edged geometric shapes painted in 1916 by Kazimir Malevich became a repeat auction champion on Tuesday. The painting, ‘Suprematist Composition,’ fetched $85.8 million, a record for Malevich, the leader of Russian avant-garde a century ago. Estimated at $70 million, the work was offered during Christie’s Impressionist and ...

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Shaili Sathyu’s first play for toddlers

Shaili Sathyu's first play for toddlers

On a summer afternoon, it seems appropriate to meet Shaili Sathyu in an ice-cream parlour; as she sees a toddler rush in with a look of pure delight, she says, “This is my new audience.” Sathyu, who leads Gillo, one of the few companies in India that specialises in theatre ...

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Indian artist steals the show in Korea

Indian artist steals the show in Korea

“Palaniappan, you have become more popular here in Korea within a few years than many of us, who have been working for decades.” — This statement is perhaps proof of the Korean artists’ appreciation and respect for senior artist Rm. Palaniappan’s creativity. Palaniappan is an acclaimed artist internationally for his ...

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Cinephiles in Capital: Get set to watch the best of awarded pan-Indian cinema | art and culture

Scenes from the films (clockwise from left) Sonata, The Hungry, October and Vikram Vedha, which will be screened at the 13th Habitat Film Festival.

Film buffs in the Capital, get ready to witness the 13th edition of Habitat Film Festival — an annual extravaganza of award-winning pan-Indian cinema. From Hindi romance-drama October (2018) to Tamil action-thriller Vikram Vedha (2017) 60 films will be screened over 11 days at this fest. The festival will showcase ...

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Based on Mahendravarman’s Sanskrit play

Based on Mahendravarman’s Sanskrit play

Pralayan’s theatre group, Chennai Kalai Kuzhu, will present the Tamil play ‘Kaanchiththalaivi,’ alias ‘Naveena Mathavilasa Prahasanam,’ on May 19, 6.30 p.m. at Sir Pitty Thiyagarayar Hall, G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar. This Tamil version, an adaptation of the Sanskrit play ‘ Mathavilasa Prahasanm,’ written by Mahendravarma Pallavan, is based on ...

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Kota Neelima’s latest expo explores the lives of widows of Vidarbha farmers

Kota Neelima's latest expo explores the lives of widows of Vidarbha farmers

“The absence is more permanent than presence. Yet, all constructs of the human life revolve around presence. Invariably, the mind devises its own ways to beat the void,” says Kota Neelima. The concept of negotiating and documenting the absence in and around us has been a recurring motif in the ...

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