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The Infamous Caravaggio

The Infamous Caravaggio

Born as Michelangelo Merisi on 29 September 1571 Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in Rome for most of his artistic life. Despite being a prominent figure in the field of art he is also known for his aggressive and vicious behavior. His artistic fame was overshadowed by his terrible behavior of drinking, gambling, sword-carrying […]

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Featured Artist: Shamsia Hassani

Featured Artist: Shamsia Hassani

Alongside with The ruins of war torn buildings of Afghanistan that tell the story of decades of misery faced by Afghans there is a hint of a new beginning. The beginning that is led by colorful representations and poetic quotes by Shamsia Hassani . She could be the first female Afghan graffiti artist, who has […]

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Artist and Artwork

Artist and Artwork

Blek le Rat Pioneering French graffiti artist Blek Le Rat was born in 1952 in Boulogne-Billancourt in the western suburbs of Paris.  Blek is considered among one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and often described as the “Father of stencil graffiti”. Blek began his graffiti art in 1981, using stencils instead of stylized […]

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Changing View

Changing View

In a recently concluded art residency program and exhibition jointly organized by Alif and Callisto art and culture at ALIF art residency Chanapora Tangmarg in the district of Baramulla one can feel the aroma of an art movement around the corner. Participating artists with their diverse style and subjects appear to have one common intention […]

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Kitsch and Art

Kitsch and Art

“No matter how much we scorn it,kitsch is an integral part of human condition”. Milan Kundera.

Kitsch” initially originated in the art markets of Munich during 1860s and the 1870s. The term was generally used to separate cheap, popular, and marketable pictures and sketches intended to please the viewer from actual serious art. What in other words can be defined as art or other objects intended to appeal popular rather than […]

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The future of ART

The future of ART

Afghanistan is witnessing another war as Taliban has taken control of the country. The streets are barren, terror stricken people burry themselves in the shells and many are trying to flee in whichever way possible- who can forgot the airport scenes that went viral a few weeks ago! Besides the political upheaval, the art activities […]

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Muskan Feroz – The emerging artist

Muskan Feroz – The emerging artist

People are making it big in the field of art and with considerable training in classical art forms and modern techniques a blend of both is actually occupying the international art scene. But there are some people who are gifted and, without much formal education in the field, they begin exploring various possibilities for themselves. […]

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The historical signifanc of Calligraphy about Muharram

The historical signifanc of Calligraphy about Muharram

Calligraphy is as important art form as Painting or Sculpture and has had a glorious past especially in th Islamic word as well as in Chinese art.  Calligraphy with brushes is believed to be rooted in the Shang dynasty of ancient China which gradually became more common during the Han dynasty. The word ‘calligraphy’ literally […]

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Brought Together

Brought Together

Glimpses of First International Online Art Competition by Callisto: Callisto Art and Culture, a Kashmir based art organization recently came up with its first international online Art contest inviting artists from all over the world to participate in an exhibition/competiton which was free and open to all. The event received an overwhelming response from artists […]

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A  Tribute to the Literary Legend

A  Tribute to the Literary Legend

Sultan Ganaie By Manzoor Narvaw Walla The literary era of poetry in Kashmir phase out from ‘’ Vakhs”(four line couplet style) of Lalleswari ,whose mystic and ascetic verses are practically on every Kashmiri’s lips, commonly known as “Nightin-gale’’ of Kashmir . Downhill to Sheikh-Noorud-Din (Nund Rishi): Patron saint of Kashmir who modernized the Kashmiri Language, […]

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