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The Typecraft Initiative is a project where Indian cultures largely related to an art expression get exposure throughout Design. It is a joint venture between Ishan Khosla Design and Typerepublic. It has brought to light the various Indian art forms including Godna, Chittara, and Mithila.......

Subodh Gupta is a contemporary art maestro born in 1964 in Khagaul, Bihar. He studied at the College of Art, Patna (1983-1988) before moving to New Delhi, where he continues to live and work. The Guardian in one of its article called him the ‘Sub-continental......

Image Source – Architectural Digest Once an abode to the greatest Renaissance artist, Michelangelo; this stone villa in Tuscan is on sale. The price tag on this beautiful home is $9.27 Million (59,71,78,035 crores) which he purchased in 1549. A copy of the original deed......

LGBTQ (aka lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) is a community whose struggle to survive in a world of no acceptance is becoming harder day by day. The society today has massively failed to understand the difference between gender and sexuality, hence marginalizing these people.......

If you thought that there are only five good art galleries to go to in Delhi, you are highly mistaken. The art market in the capital is on a rise like never before. From vintage pieces by veterans to more edgy and contemporary artworks and......

Delhi’s contemporary art scene is on the rise. Being the capital, it is becoming home to a burgeoning contemporary art scene. In recent years, New Delhi has witnessed a subsequent boom in new art galleries, as well as in art events, fairs, and exhibitions – all......

Dogs and their innocent, child-like puppy eyes are bound to make your heart melt. It’s a phenomenon which affects us all, mere mortals like you and me and even the visionaries like Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo. Many of the world’s most famous artists couldn’t......

While many take the pleasure of photographing people, there are handfuls that enjoy letting colours do the talking. Illustrator Asfa Sabrin’s artwork is an example where you can see hues flowing and forming human shadows. Her series called ‘Melanin’ highlighted dark-skinned girls and the skin......

Sneaker collaborations have become tremendously popular over the past decade. What was once reserved for a handful of well-known artists and boutiques has become a sea of creations from creative types from around the world. Sneakers have become so popular that they have replaced high......

Even as abstract art is making its rounds in contemporary life, there still is a sizeable majority vouching for an old-world charm for the antique or ethnic feel. Mysore Painting and Tanjore Painting are two forms of classical South Indian paintings whose intricate work will wake......

Syed Haider Raza was also known as S.H. Raza grew up in a village in Madhya Pradesh, India and went on to study at the Sir JJ School of Art. His works are mainly abstracts in oil or acrylic, with a very rich use of......

Cubism was one of the most influential visual art styles of the early twentieth century. Cubist paintings were not meant to be realistic or life-like in any way instead, they revolutionized conventional still life; landscape; and portrait paintings through their abstracted ideas and artworks. Many Cubist artists......

The term ‘dot painting’ stems from what the Western eye sees when faced with contemporary Aboriginal acrylic paintings. This painting style arose from the Papunya Art Movement in the 1970s. These paintings have now become a sought after artwork in galleries and for exhibitions. These......

He is touted as the most influential artist of the 20th-century in the Western art circle. By the time he turned 50 he has become more than an artist, he has turned into a public figure with a following in millions. No painter before him had......

Abanindranath Tagore of the famous Tagore household is one of the most celebrated names in Indian art circles. He was the founder of the “Indian Society of Oriental Art” and also its most eminent artist. Abanindranath Tagore was deeply influenced by the Swadeshi values and......

Western art has been, from the Renaissance up to the middle of the 19th century, underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. The arts of cultures other than the European had become accessible and showed alternative......

It’s estimated that every second 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography; in other words, in a digital culture saturated with hard-core, sexually explicit images, erotic art no longer has the power to shock. There was a time, however, when artworks by great masters were considered......

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” – Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo is one of the most celebrated female artists of the 20th century. Here are 7 amazing facts about her. Born on 6th July 1907 Frida Kahlo suffered from......

“The Father Of Modern Indian Art“, as he is rightly titled, Raja Ravi Varma stands out to be one of the few painters who has managed to accomplish a beautiful unison of the Indian style of art with the techniques of European academic art. Born......

If you love art and going to galleries and surrendering yourself to mesmerizing works of art is your favourite past time or if you think art makes for a great home decor. we bring you super styling options for home décor, how to get that perfect......

Abstract Art is in vogue, we all know that. The ambiguity that an abstract artist creates with the play of colours, strokes, and style has always fascinated the viewer. An abstract artwork can brighten up your room with the burst of colours or work as......

It is a well-known fact that art inspires art. Masterpieces in painting and sculptures have been made while listening to music. Where one is a visual channel, the other is an audio outlet, but both help the creator and audience achieve a cathartic process much......

“Looking at humans with light streaming down on them is something I terribly liked.”- Lucian Freud. Dark, terrifying and gruesome are some of the adjectives used to describe the art of celebrated British artist, Lucian Freud. Does the surname ring a bell? Yes, he is......

The 27-year-old Cambodian artist who resides in Maine, Visoth Kakvei is the new ‘Doodle Genius’ in town. He has the gift where he creates nature-inspired doodle art which cleverly brings together style and symbolism.   He draws freehand and it is just unbelievable, that with......

Born in Britain to challenge the traditional aesthetics of fine art in the early 1950s, Pop art is widely interpreted as a reaction and an expansion of the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism. Due to its utilization of everyday objects and images, it is similar......

Art is an expression of individual taste, a memory, feelings, society, and many more things. People collect art because it invokes in them certain emotions which are otherwise hard to explain. Art is also a superb way to invest money while decorating your space in......

All art forms are interconnected; paintings often become inspiration for poets and vice versa. Time and again we have come across this; Reena Saini Kallat has borrowed inspiration from Milton’s masterpiece ‘Paradise Lost’ to create her own masterpiece Woven Chronicle. The piece just like the......

India, home to many different cultures, some were born here and others were borrowed by the travellers and settlers. Passed down through generations Indian Folk Art is a testament to our rich cultural diversity. Practiced all over the country it is unique to its geography......

In the previous article I elaborated about the various painting techniques from the Western school of thought. Read the article here. So, continuing the conversation about paintings, their styles, origins and impacts. I have so far have covered the Western Style of painting, now let’s......

What is painting? Tate UK describes the term as: “In art, the term painting describes both the act of painting, (using either a brush or other implement, such as palette knife, sponge, or airbrush to apply the paint); and the result of the action –......

Feminist Art Movement started in the 1960s as an attempt to give space and voice to female artists and their works. To know more, read our article “Feminist Art Movement: A Struggle by Female Artists to Carve Their Space in the Art Fraternity” After Yoko......

For centuries fantastic work of art is created and exhibited in galleries all over the world. But there are few paintings that have transcended time and geographical boundaries to become immortal in the hearts and minds of art lovers and people in general, and will remain......

Bijay Biswaal is a proud and extremely talented self-taught artist from Odisha whose works are immensely popular among both Indian and foreign audience. Bijay Biswaal was praised for his beautiful renditions of railway platforms also known as ‘Wet Platform’ series by none other than the current Prime Minister......

Art holds a high place in India since the days of kings and queens and its culture has always been a great source of inspiration for artists. While the world looks at the west for everything great, we bring to you 10 iconic artworks (in no......

Dr Ranjan Mallik is a well-known name in the Indian contemporary art circle. Currently placed as the HOD of the Amity School of Fine Arts, Amity University Gurugram, Haryana and has over 14 years of teaching experience of fine arts. As a contemporary artist his......

David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He is supremely talented and versatile as a painter, draughtsman, print maker, stage designer and photographer. His body of work spanning over six decades is touching, tender, lewd, innovative, even......

Magic Realism is freely used for various forms of art – paintings, literature, films and new media. The term Magic Realism was coined in 1925 by German photographer, art historian and art critic Franz Roh. He used this term to describe modern realist paintings with fantasy......

Untitled (Caravan) by artist K K Hebbar is a stunning work of art in oil painting illustrating the beauty of the Jaisalmer city in Rajasthan. Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar was born in 1911 at Kattingeri in the Udupi district of Karnataka. After some initial training in......

Landscape art holds a special place in the lives of every Indian child. It is probably the first art that they draw. The drawing is very standard with hills, trees, clouds, a river, a house and a rising sun. A landscape is a very prominent......

Women are creating a name and many milestones in every field across the globe. Shattering the glass ceiling and setting benchmarks, they have created their own niche in the art circle as well. India has contributed artists of international repute to the art fraternity. We......