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Cartist Yatra: A moving art exhibition

Cartist Yatra: A moving art exhibition

Cartist Yatra, 2019, a travelling exhibition of painted cars, rickshaws and scooters, is visiting 10 cities in a span of 80 days. And it carries with it the message of ‘Unity’, also its theme. “Art should not be confined to museums and galleries. It should be taken to the everyone ...

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Jacob diamond, almost double the size of the Kohinoor diamond on display at National Museum today | art and culture

Jacob diamond, almost double the size of the Kohinoor diamond on display at National Museum today | art and culture

An exhibition of Nizam’s jewels will be inaugurated at the National Museum in Delhi on Monday, after a gap of 11 years. The collection comprises 173 precious items, including the famous Jacob diamond, which is almost double the size of the Kohinoor diamond, covering a period from the 18th century ...

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Tried and tasted: Food walks bring history alive in Dehradun, Madurai, Kolkata | art and culture

Tried and tasted: Food walks bring history alive in Dehradun, Madurai, Kolkata | art and culture

“We have three kinds of food walkers in our country: Foreign, local and hyper-local. Among these, the hyper-locals are the most difficult to please,” says Kurush Dalal, an archaeologist and culinary anthropologist. Here, where every city and town has a different food culture, food walks have become an important and ...

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Goan modernist painter F.N. Souza’s painting on Goa’s Catholicism on preview in Delhi | art and culture

Goan modernist painter F.N. Souza’s painting on Goa’s Catholicism on preview in Delhi | art and culture

The story behind an artwork is key to understanding it, and a 1948 work by highly-collected Goan modernist painter F.N. Souza gives a glimpse into the religious imagery of Goa of that time, when the state was still under Portuguese rule. Golgotha in Goa, a rare painting from Souza’s formative ...

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Rare experiment with sand art greeted with loud cheers

Rare experiment with sand art greeted with loud cheers

As it is, creating an image on sand is a tough task. Setting it to the tune of poetry can be even a bigger challenge. Seven girls from Vidyodaya School, Thevakkal, managed just that when they presented a visual interpretation of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan’s poem on the life of Rani ...

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‘People used to be nervous to enter art galleries’

‘People used to be nervous to enter art galleries’

It is widely known that the foundation of this pulsating city originated with the merging of seven islands. Colaba, Mazagaon, Mahim, Parel, Bombay Island, Worli, and Old Woman’s Island, were united to form an ever-changing map, with continuously shifting plot points. As the personalities of neighbourhoods have moulded with time, ...

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Following the India Art Fair, Early works of Thota Vaikuntam are now on view in Hyderabad

Following the India Art Fair, Early works of Thota Vaikuntam are now on view in Hyderabad

At the India Art Fair (IAF) 2019 held in New Delhi in January, among the many things that drew attention were 99 art works of Thota Vaikuntam, presented by Kalakriti art gallery. The spectrum of exhibits at the IAF Kalakriti booth showcased charcoal drawings, paintings (still-life, abstracts, and portraiture) and ...

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Stan Lee remembered at Captain Marvel fan gala in Singapore | art and culture

Stan Lee remembered at Captain Marvel fan gala in Singapore | art and culture

A woman dressed as Captain Marvel, a man wearing a Spider-Man suit, another flaunting the golden glove of Thanos — fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) gave Captain Marvel stars a welcome fit for a movie which not just celebrates woman power, but is also the first superhero film from ...

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Brad Pitt joins billionaire collectors in show that tests L.A. Art market | art and culture

Brad Pitt joins billionaire collectors in show that tests L.A. Art market | art and culture

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, a crowd of art collectors and celebrities including Jodie Foster and Brad Pitt huddled under umbrellas in a rainstorm to get inside the inaugural day of Frieze Los Angeles. “It’s about time we had a fair here,” Pitt said in an interview. “I hope they ...

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Hyderabad-based 83-year-old Viswanatham Sita Mahalakshmi Sastry on her house of art

Hyderabad-based 83-year-old Viswanatham Sita Mahalakshmi Sastry on her house of art

Enterprising and enthusiastic are words often used to describe young individuals charging ahead in life to make their dreams come true. Eighty-three-year-old Viswanatham Sita Mahalakshmi Sastry has just done that with the launch of a new art premises VSITA (Sita Sastry’s Premises) at Road No. 67 in Jubilee Hills. At ...

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