Abirpothi

India’s only daily art newspaper

Month: November 2021

The world\’s \’whitest white\’ paint introduced; elsewhere, museums called out for historically benefiting from slavery

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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A sketch bought for $30, may be worth $50 million (and lots more from the world of art)

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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Full of joy and surprise: Listen to what FIRST TAKE 2021 winners have to say!

It was a moment of pride for 10 young artists, handpicked from across India, as winners of Abir India’s FIRST TAKE 2021 competition. Chosen out of 122 artists and with their works standing out from over 2500 submissions, the emerging talents gained a lot to look forward to from this platform. Selected for their excellence, …

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Abir India’s First Take 2021 revives young art community; emerging artists are back with a bang

Abir India received a whopping response for the fifth edition of FIRST TAKE art festival with over 2500 submissions from over 250 pin codes. Out of 122 artists, 10 winners – Shubhanker Suresh Chandere from Pune, Kinnari Jitendra Tondlekar from Thane, Sriparna Dutta from Hyderabad, Jintu Mohan Kalita from Barama, Assam, Priya Ranjan Purkait from …

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Colour, drama and rebellion: Commemorating James Ensor

November 19, On This Day A Belgian painter and printmaker who had a tremendous influence on expressionism and surrealism, James Ensor, born in April 1860, passed away today, 72 years ago, on November 19, 1949. He was famously associated with the artistic group Les XX, a group of 20 Belgian painters, designers and sculptors, formed …

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Mark your calendars (and passports) for this 223-year-old museum\’s birthday

November 19, On This Day It was built over two centuries ago following the French example of The Louvre, and still stands in testament to the works of some of history’s most consummate artists. The Rijksmuseum (or Dutch national museum) — the largest art museum in The Netherlands —was founded in The Hague on November …

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Kahlo smashes records; elsewhere, a royal gallerist makes millions off NFTs

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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Recounting the legend (and the pain) of being Frida Kahlo

In the international art world, one artist who is nothing short of mythical is Frida Kahlo. The anecdotes surrounding her, the mercurial relationship she had with her partner, Deigo Riviera, her incessant battle with various ailments (she caught polio at age six), her obsession to paint even when her hands didn’t permit (she painted with …

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