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Edvard Munch: Frieze of Life

Edvard Munch: Frieze of Life

“My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm’s edge, and there I shall walk until the day I […]

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Gert Heinrich Wollheim: Artist and Artwork

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 in military service […]

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The horrors of Covid19- I have lived it all!

The horrors of Covid19- I have lived it all!

'Indelible Black Marks

BY: Kulpreet Singh The irreparable loss of lives, the anger and misery suffered by millions of people, the long queues of the dead bodies, waiting for the last rites the lack of space in crematoriums, many bodies burning on a single pyre, I have lived it all. Volunteered help in the hospital, helped in burning […]

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Kulpreet Singh: Artist with a Cause

Kulpreet Singh: Artist with a Cause

Kulpreet Singh, is a young emerging artist from Patiala, Punjab who works with a tremendous energy. Most of his work can be defined as a visual commentary of current events happening around the country and the world. With a revolutionary approach Kulpreet through his work poses some serious questions about how societies are being manipulated […]

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The purpose of Art

The purpose of Art

The purpose of art may be difficult to attach to single concept as it has played different functions throughout its history. Art critics and artists themselves came up with different opinions to describe the purpose of art and majority of opinions suggest that art is an expression of imagination, a powerful way of communication and […]

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Abdul Rahim Nagori: Artist and Artwork

Abdul Rahim Nagori: Artist and Artwork

A pioneer of socio-political painting and a fearless artist of Pakistan Abdul Rahim Nagori was born in 1939. He did his masters in fine art from the Punjab University in 1965. Nagori was an academic man, with amazing command in eastern history and philosophy. He employed symbols of ancient myths and legends to express his […]

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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 […]