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Betrayal Behind the Big Eyes: Margaret Keane’s Story on Deceit and Artistic Triumph

In the midst of the 1950s, the art world in America was captivated by the rise of doe-eyed waifs painted by a Keane. The world that was depicted was whimsical and innocent and entrenched the viewer in the big eyes of the children, women and animals depicted. There was melancholy in these paintings, children with […]

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Partition Settlements: A Look At The Refugee Landscape Post Partition

Following the independence in 1947, India and Pakistan were divided, resulting in one of the biggest and bloodiest migrations of people in history. It was marked by unheard-of levels of suffering for individuals. Millions of people had to evacuate their homes for safety and a sense of belonging across freshly formed borders. Many people became

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Life and Art of Louis-Léopold Boilly: The Painter of Troubled Times

July 5th 2023, ON THIS DAY Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845) was a French painter and draftsman who was a prolific painter of the French Golden Era was born today . His works offer a vivid glimpse into the vibrant social life of the French middle class, spanning tumultuous periods like monarchical France, the French Revolution, the

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Lost Treasures: Tragic Fate of Valuable Artworks and Lives in RMS Titanic

Smriti Malhotra The sinking of the Iconic RMS Titanic on 14th April 1912 some 111 years from now still captivates the masses. With over 1,300 passengers, it was the biggest ship on the sea at the time. The untimely passing of about 1,500 passengers and the loss of massive cargo that boarded the ship haunted

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11 things to know about Surrealistic Photography

Smriti Malhotra  Surrealist photography is a fascinating genre that emerged in the early 20th century as an extension of the Surrealist movement, which sought to explore the realm of the subconscious and challenge conventional notions of reality. It is characterised by the use of dreamlike, imaginative, and often absurd or juxtaposed elements to create visually

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