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The Romance of Handmade Gifts

There is something beautifully romantic about handmade gifts. Be it the maker or the receiver, it is something that both will treasure. But why is it so? We may never fully know, but the joy is in the discovery, right? Just like the thousands of gifting options you...

Zeiko Duka

  The art is my life, flowing in my veins, in my blood and transported to my soul. From early age I’m trying to transfer the emotional world that is inside me, which I felt in my soul. Growing the perceptions and emotions become bigger. With voice and...

Dark Hedges

The Mystifying Dark Hedges that lured Games of Thrones to make a scene! We toured the magnificent Causeway Coast & Glens, Antrim, Northern Ireland recently.  Before we set out, we compiled a list of “things to do”.  Top of this list was...

IN HONOR OF VAN GOGH

This painting was inspired by the works of the great artist Van Gogh. Did you know that the great painter Vincent Van Gogh painted a series of paintings with shoes and boots? But, these boots are my !...

WHY ARTIST ARE POOR

The Exceptional Economy of the Arts Hans Abbing Summary of Why are Artists Poor: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, June 2002, ISBN 90 5356 5655 The economy of the arts is exceptional (PREFACE). Despite the prospects of a low...

SITUATION OF ARTIST IN INDIA

When I was a little kid, my mom sent me to lots of extra-curricular activites (as any Indian/Asian mom does). One of these was art school. After an art session one day, I brought home my drawing of a tree. It was so bad that my normally supportive mom actually said,...

ANTIQUE INDIAN MUGHAL PERIOD BRONZE PALANQUIN POLE ENDS OR FINIALS

ANTIQUE INDIAN MUGHAL PERIOD BRONZE PALANQUIN POLE ENDS OR FINIALS. THESE MAGNIFICENT FINIALS HAVE BOTH BEEN MODELLED IN THE FORM OF A LEOPARDS HEAD, THE SMALLER ONE WITH MORE EXTREME STYLIZATION. BOTH OF THESE EXAMPLES ALMOST CERTAINLY ORIGINATE FROM THE DECCAN IN...

Infographic: How Americans Engage with Arts

In partnership with the United States Census Bureau, the National Endowment for the Arts asked American adults about the myriad roles art plays in their lives. “One of the most important things we can do as the National Endowment for the Arts is to understand...

Women in Buddhist Iconography Inspired Paintings

If you ever find presented yourself with the opportunity to see work of Japanese artist Rima Fujita, be it New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, or anywhere else, stop whatever you are doing and go for it! Her art work’s like a panacea for all that’s wrong...

Interview: Forbidden Fruit – Street Art in a National Park

Fort Tilden is a former army installation on the Rockaway peninsula in Queens, New York. Now a national park, the area was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and many of the abandoned army buildings were damaged. MoMA PS1 invited artist Katharina Grosse to give one...

Girls in leaves: Stunning images of women in nature

Natta Summerky is a popular photographer, originally from Kiev, Ukraine. She now lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She has curated a series of stunning photographs of women in nature, particularly, framed by leaves and flowers of various kinds. The lighting, frame...

British Water Colours – 18th-19th Century

Britain: A late entrant in watercolour painting In Britain, the landscape painting or the nature painting became popular in the 18th century. The watercolour  was, in close connection with the landscape, an apt medium for painting during this era. Watercolour, the...

Artistic Lens – Art Of Photography

Creating art through the lens Photography is an art form that has gained immense popularity in the past few decades and is a great hobby nowadays, which many people across the globe are taking up. There are various kind of photography types that are available...

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”

– Pablo Picasso

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