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From graffiti to gothic mythology, Rammellzee is remembered in New York | art and culture

Rammellzee was known for creating his own mythology.

Nearly a decade after his death, a New York retrospective of the rapper, composer, graffiti artist, painter, sculptor and cosmic theorist Rammellzee hopes to reveal to the world his multifaceted, iconoclastic work. While street art has worked its way into everyone’s living room, and a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat can ...

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This painter turns the pain of miscarriages into hard-hitting art | art and culture

Artist Ashley MacLure holds her painting

Artist Ashley MacLure’s world is filled with fairies, young girls riding giant moths — and anguished, bleeding women. A grimacing young woman rendered in black and white is curled in a fetal position, splashes of crimson staining her bottom. Here she is again, leaning against a bloodied wall, her abdomen ...

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‘A disciplined society is always better’

‘A disciplined society is always better’

Artist Krishen Khanna’s memory is a repository of uncountable anecdotes. Even at 93, he recounts intimate details of many a moment he holds dear in his heart. There is one in particular which he remembers vividly for it illustrates how desperate times call for desperate measures. As a young man ...

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Witness Kalaripayattu like never before with this performance in Delhi | art and culture

A still from the performance.

Dedicated to the Bhuthas (five elements) — earth, water, fire, air, and ether — Kalaripayattu is the world’s most ancient martial art. An upcoming show in the Capital offers an interactive performance that will combine theatre and dance on traditional and contemporary music beats. Led by Philippe Pelen Baldini and ...

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Voice of the oppressed – The Hindu

Voice of the oppressed - The Hindu

Among amateur theatre groups formed by Delhi-based Uttarakhandis, Parvatiya Lok Kala Manch has been presenting plays at regular intervals. Over 30 years, some of its better known production includes “Kagaar Ki Aag”, an adaptation of Himanshu Joshi’s novel, “Rajula Malushahi”, an immortal folk-ballad and stage version of Dr Hari Suman ...

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Kalamkari, the ancient block printing art threatened by digital techniques | art and culture

Kalamkari is a traditional block printing style.

A tiny town known for the exquisite Kalamkari style of textile printing – which earned it a GI tag – may be losing its sheen, thanks to a spurt in the use of modern and chemical methods that threaten the traditional art of block printing on fabric using organic and ...

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Art exhibition captures poetic forms in day-to-day objects | art and culture

Day-t--day objects such as typewriters are the inspiration behind the exhibition.

An old family radio, a typewriter, a cane chair, old mugs and several other humble items of day-to-day use are the inspiration behind an ongoing exhibition at the Lalit Kala Akademi here. Titled ‘Yesterday Once More’, the exhibition presents works of young artist Jasleena Singh, who has always had a ...

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Each show is a new show for us: Umesh Kamat | art and culture

Actors Umesh Kamat and Swanandi Tikekar are seen together in Sonal Productions Marathi play Don’t Worry be Happy

The Marathi play, Don’t Worry Be Happy (DBWH), has made news for several reasons. To start with, it recently completed 275 performances and, of late, it has been featuring a new face: Swanandi Tikekar has joined actors Umesh Kamat and Ashutosh Gokhale on the stage. Directed by Adwait Dadarkar and ...

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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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