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Altermodern

Altermodern

The term was coined by Nicolas Bourriaud on the occasion of the Tate Triennial in 2009. Altermodern is against cultural standardisation and massification, but also opposed to nationalisms and cultural relativism. As per the definition by Nicolas BourriaudAltermodernis an attempt at contextualizing art made in today’s global context as a reaction against standardisation and commercialism.In […]

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Reena Saini Kallat

Reena Saini Kallat

Contemporary Indian artist Reena Saini Kallatwas born in 1973 in Delhi. She belongs to the band of contemporary artists who reinterpreted and gave new direction to Indian abstract art. Kallat graduated from Sir J J School of Art Mumbai in 1996 with a B.F.A in painting,and held her first professional solo show ‘ Orchards of […]

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Artist and Artwork: The Rebel Bear

Artist and Artwork: The Rebel Bear

Rebel bear also known as ‘The Scottish Banksy’ or ‘Pink Bear’ for the donning of a pink bear costume to hide their identity is a Glasgow Street muralist of unknown identity.The works of The Rebel Bear have also appeared in Calais, France and London, England. Basharat Bashirthekashmirimages.com

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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

Artist and Artwork

By: 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 […]

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FOOD and ART

FOOD and ART

By: Ghazala Fatima An art that can be felt, touched, smelled and even  tasted. Yes, it is food art and it is very common form of art that we see in our daily life. In our home we see our mother making efforts on making salads beautiful or the chef making a flower out of […]

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Ruined creativity

Ruined creativity

When it comes to art one expects something innovative, extraordinary, sublime. Why not? an artwork should have the tendency to invoke emotions and bring viewer towards it. Artists have been using their skill and creativity from centuries with utmost sincerity to create a relationship between artwork and the viewer and in most of the cases […]

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Mexican Muralism

Mexican Muralism

Mexican Muralism was a movement that began in early 1920s in Mexico in which the government commissioned artists to make art that would educate Mexicans about the country’s history and present a powerful vision of its future. The movement was an effort to reunify the country under the post-Mexican Revolution government. From the 1920s to […]

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Mequitta Ahuja

Mequitta Ahuja

Mequitta Ahuja was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1976. She is a contemporary American feminist painter of African American and South Asian descent who lives in Baltimore, Maryland.  Her work is mainly representation of multicultural heritage and the construction of identity that is depicted in vivid self-portraits and figures. Ahuja shares the mixed heritage […]

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Mir Sayyid Ali Master of Tabriz

Mir Sayyid Ali Master of Tabriz

Mir Sayyid Ali,the master of miniature painting and founder of Mughal school of painting started his career in Persia. Initially Mir worked in the ateliers of the Safavid monarchs Shah Ismail and Shah Tahmasp, before joining the Mughal Emperor Humayun’s temporary court in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1549. And later in 1555, He accompanied the Emperor […]