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Myths that crowd his canvas

Myths that crowd his canvas

The deserted terrain of Hampi, replete with architectural ruins, made for an interesting yet static sight for K Muralidharan. Soon enough, the artist — a stalwart of the Madras Art Movement — could see figurines, running around the barren lands, peeping in and out of the ruins, clad in bright ...

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Top 5 tips to give your home an artistic touch this New Year | art and culture

Top 5 tips to give your home an artistic touch this New Year | art and culture

From investing in smart seating to opting for right colours and patterns, let your home space do the talking in 2019 with smart makeovers. Colours and patterns Using the right colours and patterns set the right mood and temperament for our homes. Light shades give your home a larger look ...

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School children celebrate Saanjhi with arts and music | art and culture

School children celebrate Saanjhi with arts and music | art and culture

Around 22 different schools from Delhi and the National Capital Region gathered at the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, on Friday, to mark the sixth year of Saanjhi, a local festival mainly celebrated in parts of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Saanjhi or Sanjhi is referred to as the ...

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Check out the unconventional ‘recycled’ artworks at this exhibition | art and culture

Check out the unconventional ‘recycled’ artworks at this exhibition | art and culture

In 1917, an artist purchased a ceramic urinal from a hardware store, and placed it upside down on a pedestal while declaring it a work of art. The gentleman was American-French painter-sculptor Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), who introduced ‘Readymade’ to the world of art with this act. A wooden cabinet installation ...

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Tribal art and craft dominate the Aadi-Chitra exhibition conducted by TRIFED

Tribal art and craft dominate the Aadi-Chitra exhibition conducted by TRIFED

Colour was the first impression when I walked into the art gallery of the Kasthuri Sreenivasan Cultural Centre last week. The centre is playing host to Aadi-Chitra, an exhibition of tribal art and artefacts, conducted by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED). The Gond art adds a ...

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The long and short of storytelling in India | art and culture

The long and short of storytelling in India | art and culture

Around 20 years ago, when Jeeva Raghunath used to tell people that she was a storyteller, they would often respond with, “Yeah, but what do you do?” From that phase to becoming a professional storyteller who has travelled to 23 countries to narrate Indian folk tales, it’s been a long, ...

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At this art exhibition, travel tales from an artist’s nomadic life take centre stage | art and culture

At this art exhibition, travel tales from an artist’s nomadic life take centre stage | art and culture

From the sand dunes of Egypt to the islands of the Philippines, from the ghats of Varanasi to the rivers of Bangladesh, at this ongoing exhibition in the city, a viewer can travel the world through canvases of artist Vinita Karim. The works on display, at the exhibition Magical Musings, ...

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Rise up: Female voices take centre stage at Grammys | art and culture

Rise up: Female voices take centre stage at Grammys | art and culture

After being nearly muted at this year’s ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write all of their ...

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Between the primordial and the celestial

Between the primordial and the celestial

Beyond a nondescript gate in Byculla is architect/artist Bijoy Jain’s workspace — Studio Mumbai. In stark contrast to heavily constructed city life on the outside, the world within, you realise as you walk in, embodies Jain’s ideal of “Man in nature. Nature in man” concept. Almost instantly, there is a ...

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A glimpse of Manipur’s rich history

A glimpse of Manipur’s rich history

Manipur’s verdant green mountains, its unique tradition of Nata Sankirtana, Raas Leela, its picturesque lake Loktak with floating islands can get a little overwhelming for a city soul. But as you explore one of the seven sisters of the North East, another facet of its rich history, Second World War ...

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