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The art response to pandemic

The art response to pandemic

Setting the soul free with Art 

The pandemic has drawn confines around us and, as a result, we have begun to find a new normal for ourselves and are quickly trying to adjust to the changed scenarios around us. It might not happen so quickly and we are obviously still feeling the pangs of getting disconnected due to the virus, but […]

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‘Every Sky is not Blue’ (Book review)

‘Every Sky is not Blue’ (Book review)

By: Muhammad Shafi Wani A short stories-collection, “Every sky is not blue” by Vishal Sharma, portrays the trivial mentality that an Indian denizen is obsessed with. It captures the Indian Idiosyncrasy and mannerism in an envious fashion. An amalgam of emotions, elation and empathy, the collection makes the reader to delve deep into the social […]

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Syria, Graffiti in War

Syria, Graffiti in War

In war torn Syria were millions of people have been displaced and thousands have lost their lives a local Syrian civil society organization, Kesh Malek(or checkmate) is working to supply humanitarian aid to common people. The organization was started by a group of young Syrians in late 2011 to help Syrians by organizing various campaigns. […]

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Witnessing Disaster Through Art

Witnessing Disaster Through Art

Bengal Famine is one among many catastrophic events that exposed human inadequacy and swiped millions of people from the face of earth. A manmade disaster the Bengal famine of 1943 claimed more than four million lives and the echoes of the disaster continued for decades. The visuals from the Bengal Famine questioned the human sensitivity […]

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BOOK REVIEW: An encyclopaedia and medley of herbal teas for tea enthusiasts

BOOK REVIEW: An encyclopaedia and medley of herbal teas for tea enthusiasts

By: ARBEENA SHAH As Kristin Chenoweth says, “As much as you can eat healthy, it’s also important to remember to drink healthy too. Tea is very healing.”And what could be better than having a list of numerous valuable teas by your side for your vigorous health? 20,000 Secrets of Tea is among them.“One tea a […]

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Gert Heinrich Wollheim

Gert Heinrich Wollheim

Artist and Artwork Born on 11 September 1894 Gert Heinrich Wollheim was a German expressionist painter who later moved to New York City and obtained American Citizenship. Originally from Dresden-Loschwitz Wollheim studied art at the College of Fine Arts in Weimar, under the instructions of Albin Egger-Lienz and Gottlieb Forster. He spent almost three years […]

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Featured Artist: Gulam Mohammed Sheikh

Featured Artist: Gulam Mohammed Sheikh

Born in 1937 in Saurashtra  Gujarat, Painter, art historian, teacher and writer Gulam Mohammed Shiekh is one of the pioneering figures in Indian art history. Recipient of  Padmashri  (1983) and Padmabhushan (2014) for his contribution in field of art, Sheikh became an inspiration for his contemporaries as well as  young budding artists. Thousands of young […]

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Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier

Known as the “Michelango of Caricature,” Honore Daumier was a prolific painter, printmaker, sculptor, and caricaturist. He was born on 26 February 1808 in the south of France, in Marseille, to Jean-Baptiste Louis Daumier and Cécile Catherine Philippe. His father was a glazier, a poet and a minor playwright whose literary aspirations led him to […]

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Vasudeo S. Gaitonde

Vasudeo S. Gaitonde

Vasudeo S. Gaitonde (V. S. Gaitonde) was regarded as one of India’s foremost abstract painters, although he himself called his work “non-objective” and believed that “there is no such thing as abstract art. Recipient of  the Padma Shri, Gaitonde’s paintings are evocative of subliminal depths, overwhelmed by their spiritual quality and characteristic silence that is […]

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Artist and Artwork: Houmam Al Sayed

Artist and Artwork: Houmam Al Sayed

Houmam Al Sayed is a Syrian contemporary painter and sculptor born in 1981 in Damascus, Syria. After studying sculpture, Al Sayed oriented his work to large-scale figurative paintings. Houmam Al Sayed graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Institute of Applied Arts in Damascus in 2003. He began exhibiting his work at a young age. […]

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