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Orgasms and the art of knowing when your painting is done

Santanu Borah recounts the story of an artist who overworked his piece because he didn’t know when the “love-making” with his canvas was over Some of the funniest people I have met in my life have been artists. While artists are given to many moments of melancholy, deep down you can often find a childlike...

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‘At the end of our lives we will all be stories — better make it a good one’

The experienced real estate businessman in Sameer Sinha gauges how the rapidly surging housing market could provide an incredible opportunity to innumerable young artists across India, who he also feels carry explosive potential to take on the global market. In Samvaad, Sinha further holds forth on art’s transition into the digital realm, and reveals his own distinctive way of engaging with art

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When van Gogh’s Sunflowers broke a record

March 30, On This Day There exist many iterations of Vincent van Gogh’s fascination with sunflowers, but one in particular — Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers — made art history on March 30, 1987, when a Japanese insurance magnate reportedly paid the equivalent of US $39,921,750 for the artwork at a Christie’s London auction....

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3 feminist artist voices, and a watercolour whiz

Richa Aarya: A remarkable voice for women bound in regression Rustic roots in the small Haryana village of Samalkha provide identity and purpose to the creations of powerhouse young artist Richa Aarya, who gives a voice to the struggles of women in regressive environments. Her art gathers heft from lived experiences, and its impact is...

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When art found subversive symbolism in Coca Cola

March 29, On This Day From pop art to protest art It is easily one of the best known products in consumer culture across the world today — but fewer people know that Coca Cola started out as a non-alcoholic wine on March 29, 1886, when John Pemberton brewed the first batch of his altered...

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Now, no need to fly to Paris to experience The Louvre’s magic !

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends...

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Charles Chaplin’s (indirect) art connection

March 27, On This Day Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, better known around the world as performer Charlie Chaplin, was a renowned English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. On March 27, 1931, the grand comedian and thespian received France’s distinguished Legion of Honor, marking one of...

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The art of making a beautiful bedroom together

While curating art for one’s home is an enterprise of exploration, discernment and infinite value, quite a few couples tend to underestimate the power of good art in the bedroom — not just for its erotic potential, but also for the satisfaction of an intimate cocoon to retire to at the end of the day,...

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It’s bittersweet days for art fairs, post Covid

The Art Market 2021 Report is out. This Art Basel and UBS survey has been prepared by Dr. Clare McAndrew, Founder of Arts Economics. The Pothi team brings you excerpts and overviews of this incisive report. This is part 5 of a six-part series. You can read part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3...

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