Abirpothi

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Month: July 2022

The creator of “big eyes”, who struggled to claim her artistic identity, bids farewell

Margaret Keane was an American artist whose paintings are recognizable by the oversized, doe-like eyes of her subjects, most of whom are children. Keane focused on the eyes, as they show the inner person more. She mainly painted women, children, or animals in oil or mixed media. Keane died on June 26, 2022, at the …

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Depp makes £3mn from paintings; pickle stuck to ceiling is $10,000 artwork; Met acquires Indian art earlier rejected over origins

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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Sculpting a precedent by sculpting a President! Vinnie Ream set a record in the US in 1866

July 28, On This Day    On July 28, 1866 — 156 years ago — at the age of 18, Lavinia Ellen ‘Vinnie’ Ream Hoxie became the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue (of Abraham Lincoln). She had become an apprentice at well-known sculptor Clark Mills’s studio …

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Luminous, vibrant and spiritual: Celebrating the works of Manjit Bawa on his birthday

July 28, On This Day Known for “luminous works” that provided “a striking portrayal of spirituality and simplicity”, Indian artist Manjit Bawa is also known as “a modernist master of the figurative genre”. Born on July 28, 1941, in Dhuri, Punjab, Bawa extensively “drew on Indian mythology and Sufi philosophy to paint vibrant depictions of …

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Art on fashion, music, psychology, wellness and more! Check out these five amazing artists in this week’s Insta 5! 

@th.mansi  Mansi Thakkar is an independent illustrator and designer based in Bengaluru. She creates imagery inspired by nature, spirituality and beauty. On her Insta page, she puts up giclee prints with drawing printed on high quality archival paper, using rich archival pigments. Her work tends to focus on inner wellbeing. @tripathisiddhartha Siddhartha calls himself a …

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The shot that took the life of Vincent van Gogh at the age of just 37

July 27, On This Day  One of the single biggest and beloved names in art history today, who is believed to have laid the very foundations of modern art, is Vincent van Gogh. From immersive experiences of his mesmerising impressionist work catching on in just the last few years at global venues, to his most …

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Celebrating the work of cyborg artist and activist Neil Harbisson on his birthday

Neil Harbisson, a Spanish-born British-Irish-American cyborg artist and activist for transspecies rights celebrates his birthday today on July 27. He is best known for being the first person in the world with an antenna implanted in his skull. Since 2004, international media has described him as the world\’s first legally recognized cyborg and as the …

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