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#Throwback2022: Brilliant talent lost to market trends: Christopher Charles Benninger, master architect, in conversation with Abir Pothi – Part 1

Abir Pothi had the honour of interacting with two esteemed guests who run one of the biggest architectural practices in the country. Christopher Charles Benninger is a master architect and he has executed some great projects in India. He was part of CEPT, he set up Christopher Charles Benninger Architects (CCBA) in Pune, he also designed the …

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Rene Magritte compelled spectators to reevaluate their own ideas of reality

NOVEMBER 21, ON THIS DAY “As regards the artists themselves, most of them gave up their freedom quite lightly, placing their art at the service of someone or something. As a rule, their concerns and their ambitions are those of any old careerist. I thus acquired a total distrust of art and artists, whether they …

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J Balvin to be the first-ever cultural ambassador of Hirshhorn Museum

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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Stolen painting to allegations of sexual harassment: Some art news around the world

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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Moscow gallery restores iconic Ilya Repin painting for the second time

Once attacked by an “overwhelmed” drunk man wielding a metal pole in 2018, Ilya Repin’s 1885 masterpiece Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan will be back on display at Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery after its proper restoration and with a “protective capsule” on it, reported The Art Newspaper. Before getting the protective capsule on …

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The painter who broke away from the High Renaissance classicism

A major Florentine painter of the 16th century, Jacopo Carucci also known as Pontormo was born on this day, 24 May 1494. He is an artist who introduced the world to the expressive form of Mannerism through his paintings, shifting from the art of the Florentine Renaissance. He was an apprentice to Leonardo da Vinci and …

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Bill Perkins aces Ernie Barnes’ ‘The Sugar Shack\’ at Christie’s

Bill Perkins, the Houston-based entrepreneur and amateur poker player, fought off intense competition from another bidder at Christie’s evening sale on May 12 to win a masterpiece by the late African American painter Ernie Barnes, The Sugar Shack (1976), for $15.3 million. The work had been estimated at just $150,000 to $200,000, so the final …

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