Kolkata: They have shown remarkable fighting spirit despite the demoralising spot-fixing scandal and the Rajasthan Royals will now look to upstage the mighty Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier here tomorrow to book, what would be, a dream final berth in the Pepsi IPL. On paper, Mumbai Indians may appear stronger but Rajasthan will be [...]
Category: Art & Design
Anjani Reddy spent 25 years moulding creative individuals into artists and now she devotes herself to sharing her experiences on canvas Sunory Dutt Growing up in Nandi Kandi, an agrarian village in Telangana, Anjani Reddy spent idyllic days playing within the courtyard of the 10th century Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy temple. Those early impressions of the Chalukya dynasty temple instilled in her a deep respect for its [...]
On August 22, 1911, the Mona Lisa was discovered stolen right off the walls from the Louvre. An inconceivable crime it was thought to be, one that would certainly never be repeated. But despite heavy security measures,history reveals that art heists happen more often than we think possible.
The most graceful of outfits, a well-draped sari complements any form and figure, making it the preferred attire of Indians both at home and abroad. Secure in its six yards, one can never go wrong whatever the dress code — be it a casual soiree or a formal occasion. Sunory Dutt lists Andhra Pradesh’s various interpretations of woven magic.
Mumbai: Designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi, who put up a scintillating finale at the Lakme Fashion Week here with Kareena Kapoor as the showstopper, said Bollywood celebrities help bring their work to the fore. This husband-and-wife duo, whose six-year-old label is available in 20 stores across India including one in Mumbai in suburban Khar, were [...]
Bringing fine art and craft together and uniting creativity and manufacturing. The Bauhaus was the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century, one whose approach to teaching, and understanding art’s relationship to society and technology, had a major impact both in Europe and the United States long after it closed. It was shaped [...]
Hard-edge abstraction was part of a general tendency to move away from the expressive qualities of gestural abstraction Hard-edge painting is a tendency in the late 1950s and 1960s art that is closely related to post-painterly abstraction and colour field painting. It describes an abstract style that combines the clear composition of geometric abstraction with [...]
Arabesques are a fundamental element of Islamic art but they develop what was already a tradition The arabesque is a form of artistic decoration consisting of “surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage, tendrils” or plain lines, often combined with other elements. Within the very wide range of Eurasian decorative [...]
Finding beauty in the ordinary “Mingei”, or “art of the people”, refers to objects produced by anonymous craftspeople for everyday use by ordinary people. In Japan, these objects include a wide range of forms, including paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, signboards, lacquer, baskets, paper, toys, and textiles. The word “mingei” was coined by famed literary and [...]
Considered to be cutting edge modern art during the Nabis’s early period, their subject matter was representational Nabi means prophet in Hebrew and in Arabic. Parisian artists who were influenced by Gauguin, the Japanism and the Pont-Aven’s School. They were influential in the developments in design and the graphic arts. Les Nabis originated as a [...]