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Staging a comeback – The Hindu

Staging a comeback - The Hindu

With shows cancelled, rehearsals put off and funds cut short, 2018 proved a testing year for Kerala’s theatre fraternity. However, the months before the flood in August saw some commendable efforts. Foremost among them would be Ali – Beyond the Ring that told the story of the boxing legend Mohammed ...

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An art-felt year for Visakhapatnam

They are human too - The Hindu

The year 2018 will be remembered by artists and art lovers alike because the city exploded with art shows, crafts workshops, exhibitions and even the region’s first art and crafts hotel! The Fine Arts Department of Andhra University ushered in 2018 witha visual art fest ‘Artistique – 18’. There was ...

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A creative crisis for Hollywood and the Golden Age of television | art and culture

A creative crisis for Hollywood and the Golden Age of television | art and culture

If you are a movie buff then you will know why they say that Hollywood is in the middle of a creative crisis. And why they call this the Golden Age of television. The Hollywood problem is self-evident and its most obvious symptom is the Oscar ceremony. Once, this was ...

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Notes on a musical 2018

Notes on a musical 2018

If broadsheets and banners are to be taken into account, this has been another fertile year for Indian ‘musical spectaculars’ that have, for all appearances, packed them in with ticket rates that might rival those on the West End. On the heels of 2015’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney brought ...

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New painting exhibition celebrates the natural beauty of Shimla, Rajasthan | art and culture

New painting exhibition celebrates the natural beauty of Shimla, Rajasthan | art and culture

Canvases showing how nature transforms from one season to the other, are currently on view at this exhibition in the Capital, called Seasonal Splendour, a solo show by artist Kishore Sahu. The exhibition depicts a world away from the blanket of cold the country is currently wrapped in. Sahu, a ...

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Beyond weddings, it’s time to celebrate art and more in Italy’s fashion capital, Milan | travel

Beyond weddings, it’s time to celebrate art and more in Italy’s fashion capital, Milan | travel

Italy has, no doubt, become a popular wedding destination for Indians after the Virat-Anushka and Ranveer-Deepika nuptials, but the southern European country has a lot more to offer. It is also an ideal vacation spot this time of the year as several cities, especially Milan, are oozing with the festive ...

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Shobana Udayasankar is experimenting with Mysore Art within the ambit of tradition

Shobana Udayasankar is experimenting with Mysore Art within the ambit of tradition

Shobana Udayasankar’s deep engagement with Mysore art is commendable but what’s even more striking is her reinvention of the tradition. At her ongoing exhibition in Bengaluru, the first one in the city, this aspect is hard to miss. The art form which once adorned the palaces and the temples of ...

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Satyadev Dubey’s enduring legacy – The Hindu

Satyadev Dubey’s enduring legacy - The Hindu

Falling on Christmas day, the death anniversary of theatre doyen Satyadev Dubey is a far from sombre occasion. Seven years on, theatrewalas still gather religiously to celebrate the life and career of a maverick stage director who had touched many lives in the theatre and beyond. Of late, the venue ...

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Life leaps off artist Sivabalan’s canvas

Life leaps off artist Sivabalan’s canvas

Sporting a bright red turban and a handlebar moustache, a man with a blowing horn and a drum can be seen guiding a bullock. Adorned with celebratory clothes and decorations of every colour possible (even on the horns), the decked-up bullock meekly follows the master. As the bright colours take ...

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Renaissance master: Tintoretto’s 500th spans 2 continents | art and culture

Renaissance master: Tintoretto’s 500th spans 2 continents | art and culture

A Venetian cloth dyer’s son, Tintoretto spent his entire career in Venice, becoming widely considered the last great painter of the Renaissance. The lagoon city’s churches and palazzi essentially serve as a permanent retrospective of this native son’s formidable talents in using dramatic colour, bold brushstrokes and daringly innovative perspective ...

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