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How not to write an artist statement

Santanu Borah walks through the maze of artist statements and tries to figure out a statement that can be truly confusing. He also tells you where you can auto-generate beautifully pretentious statements and other such unavoidable things  Hello friends, curators and buyers, My name is Being Real. I am an artist. Painting for the last...

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Architecture that is art

March 3, On This Day A theatrical inauguration The stunning architectural and artistic marvel Teatro Olimpico (Olympic Theatre) in Vicenza, northern Italy, was inaugurated on March 3, 1585, with a production of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. It was the final design by famed Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and not completed till after his death by...

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Myriad urban tales, some natural inspiration

Charudatt Pande: Portraits of unforgiving detail Migration has been a prominent theme in artworks churned out by young Pune-based artist Charudatt Pande. He professes that his earlier works reflected some stereotypes of diversity — but later in his artistic trajectory, Charudatt adds, he delved deeper into the mundane observations of urban life, and began telling...

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Anti-war icon leaves United Nations halls

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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Where the Grinch came from… and more!

March 2, On This Day Celebrating Seuss If The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Horton Hears a Who, Cat in The Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham are somewhat familiar childhood tales to you, it is of note that the iconic illustrator and political cartoonist who created these American children’s books — Theodor Seuss Geisel or...

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Art events worldwide take the virtual road

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...

February 28, 2021February 28, 2021in News
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A bounty of 19th-century artists

March 1, On This Day Sculptor of Cain and Abel Going on to develop a reputation second only to that of his contemporary, famed Italian sculptor Lorenzo Bartolini, Giovanni Dupré was born on March 1, 1817. In the mid-19th Century, he won first prize with a Judgment of Paris and made his reputation with the...

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To the Finnish line!

February 28, On this day A slice of Finnish art Each February 28 in Finland is celebrated as Kalevala Day or Finnish Culture Day, in honor of Finnish national epic The Kalevala. This is a 19th-century epic poetry from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology, regarded as one of the most significant works of...