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Rembrandt, 350 years after the Dutch Golden Age

October 4, On This Day He passed away 352 years ago exactly on this day, October 4, 1669 — Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the prolific painter usually known simply as Rembrandt, is an icon of the Dutch Golden Age, as also a  printmaker and draughtsman. He is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists...

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From beauty behind the burkha to being inspired by food, Young Andhra artists add diversity to the platter

In a series documenting the arts practice of emerging artists, we connect with some young guns from Andhra Pradesh. Abir Pothi reports! Sonali Laha: Exploring journeys of the soul Sonali completed her Master’s in Fine Arts at the University of Hyderabad in 2012. Since then, she has lived in the city and has been practicing...

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Famed Swiss Couple accused of cheating Sotheby’s

According to a report by the New York Post, The Sotheby’s auction house has taken a Florida art seller and his wife to the court and has demanded a compensation of $7 million and legal fees. This turn of events occurs after Sotheby claims that the couple, well known in the art circles in France,...

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Jal, Jungle aur Zameen: Chhattisgarh artists wow Mumbai with their versatility

Abir Pothi traces the stories of two artists from the hinterlands of Chhattisgarh who have been creating dialogue over the invasion of land, water and forests and the very mechanisms through which it violently takes place. Artists Rajkumar Korram and Shantibai articulate their thoughts through the essential constituents of their world, Jal (water), Jungle (forest),...

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Magic realism and metal monsters: Young installation artists whipping up a storm!

In the second of a series on emerging installation artists, we profile the trajectories of Tyrell Valladares and Shilo Shiv Suleman. Their work is catching the eyeballs of late! Abir Pothi reports! Tyrell Valladares: From mosaic work to metal predators Today, Tyrell Valladares’s Metalhead Studio has branched out into set design and production, light art...

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Utsha Foundation announces INR 2,00,000 grant for artists creating for an environmental cause

Utsha Foundation for Contemporary Arts is inviting proposals for ‘The METIS Initiative on Plastics and the Indo-Pacific Ocean 2021.’ The initiative is aimed at identifying emerging artists who are passionate about environmental causes. The candidate/s is expected to undertake an artistic project that discusses water pollution due to plastic. Candidates above 18 years of age,...