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Zapurza, Pune’s new art centre, to be inaugurated on Thursday

Pune is going to have a unique place to celebrate India’s vibrant culture. ‘Zapurza – The museum of art and culture’, set up by Ajit Gadgil, will be inaugurated on Thursday by legendary flautist pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. “We wished to create a special location for all different art forms in Pune,” Gadgil, the founder of …

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Now, you can actually smell the flowers in a Jan Brueghel painting at Madrid’s Museo del Prado 

Madrid’s Museo del Prado is home to Jan Brueghel the Elder’s 17th-century painting The Sense of Smell, which shows a nude female with a child amid a scene replete with a variety of animals and an abundance of flowers. The painting evokes powerful imagination and encourages the viewers to embark on a life-like appreciation of …

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Will it ever come home? Exploring India\’s missing art since colonial times – I

In a short, multi-part series, we explore some of the masterpieces of art that were spirited away by colonial powers from what stands as modern India — all of which have not been returned till date. In part I, we broadly explore the history of such stolen art, where it stands, crusaders seeking it out, …

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Art braces for climate change; and another fake Banksy controversy

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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\’James Bond\’ has art to display, and museums may have started tracking you

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 conversation with renegade artist Ai Weiwei; elsewhere, UK’s galleries open doors today

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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‘Beauty, first. Especially in the worst of times’: Pandemic perspective from across the Atlantic

American artist Michael diCanio speaks to Pothi from New York about the impact of Covid-19 on local art, and his thoughts on the resilience of the art community and individual artists amid this crisis His art could be described as rife with subtle mythological, fantastical and religious iconography and Symbolism, sometimes arcane, sometimes nearly dystopic, …

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Art news now: Museums struggle, an ‘eco-friendly’ NFT platform crops up

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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