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Uncovering the Iconography of Pompeo Batoni’s Paintings

Abhishek Kumar JANUARY 25, ON THIS DAY Pompeo Batoni was an Italian painter of the late Baroque period, famous for his elegantly composed portraits of the European aristocracy. His work is characterized by a classical style, idealized figures, and a subtle use of iconography. Iconography is the interpretation of the meaning behind the symbols and …

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Satish Sharma: creating pleasure in the viewing experience

Ved Prakash Bhardwaj Satish Sharma’s painting and sculptures exhibition began on January 12 at Triveni Kala Sangam in Delhi. The exhibition, titled Marked Terrain, includes paintings as well as sculptures. He avoids using any kind of description or narrative in his artwork, which only enhances the viewing experience. The paintings and sculptures included in this …

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Dreams, Secrets, and the Past: The World of Muzaffar Ali’s Creation

Ved Prakash Bhardwaj When we look at a painting, we often try to read a story from the shapes on the surface. When there are abstract paintings in front, then the same story becomes a mystery. But, many times we see such paintings which are abstract but do not bring any mystery. They just present …

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Indian art works to find at Christie\’s auction

Later this month, Christie\’s will have a live auction of artwork from the Islamic and Indian cultures, including oriental rugs and carpets, at its London auction house. Christie\’s Arts of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, including Oriental rugs and carpets, celebrates a wide diversity of artistic traditions and provides a variety of collecting options, including …

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Imagination of Mystical Landscape

While the actuality around me is congested, my painting is an imagery of a mystical landscape, its creation being a way for me to communicate with my dream reality. My monochromatically painted works meld a more current existence with memories, by symbolically infusing colored imagery only into certain objects. Often, the city is a framed …

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Grandma Moses: Acclaimed Self-Taught ‘Primitive’ Artist Who Started Painting In Her Late Seventies

On this day, 7th of September, 1860, Anna Mary Robertson Moses was born in Greenwich, New York, US. She was the third of ten children born to Russell King Robertson, a farmer, and Margaret Shannahan. Due to lack of warm cloths, Anna Moses attended school only in the summer. At the age of 12 she …

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Born on this day: Caspar David Friedrich, Man facing forlorn landscapes

“The painter should not paint merely what he sees in front of him, but also what he sees within himself. If he sees nothing within, he should not paint what he sees before him.” – Caspar David Friedrich On this day September 5 in 1774, candle-maker Adolf Gottlieb Friedrich and his wife Sophie Dorothea Bechly …

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Adamson-Eric: A Renowned Modern Painter and Colourist, who Developed Estonian Applied Arts

AUGUST 17, ON THIS DAY One of the most versatile creative personalities in Estonian art in the 20th century, Erich Karl Hugo Adamson, popularly known as Adamson-Eric, was born in Tartu on this day, August 18, 1902. Mainly known as a brilliant painter, he was also skilled in nearly all fields of applied art. Adamson-Eric …

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