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Landscape painting

Landscape painting

In the past as we know, the subject matter of paintings was largely taken for granted and the majority of the older pictures mostly represented religious subjects. Artists rarely stepped away from pre meditated themes and rarely painted a scene from a romance or an episode of contemporary history. It was only in the late […]

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The Revolutionary

The Revolutionary

Faiz Ahmad Faiz Whenever there is any revolutionary course on its formation, poetry of Faiz is reborn as a guide and encouragement for revolutionaries. Even in recent Anti CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protests mainly lead by students and women protestors, poems of Faiz are being recited. Faiz Ahmad Faiz was a Pakistani revolutionary poet, and author. He […]

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Protest in Poetry

Protest in Poetry

You say flowers are blooming on branches              you say the deprived are receiving wine You say their bruised breasts are healing                    this blatant lie, this corruption of intellect                                                   I do not accept, I will not accept (Habib Jalib) Among various forms of art that we know ‘Poetry’ has had a greater impact when it […]

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Featured Artist-Paul Cézanne

Featured Artist-Paul Cézanne

Born on 19 January 1839 in Aix-en-Provence Paul Cézanne, was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne’s often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. […]

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Painting revolution

Painting revolution

Historically speaking, Art has largely remained confined to galleries and to selected exhibitions and just a few selected audiences have had access to this format of communication and creative expression. But long ago, new trends emerged in the art field that brought art to the street and not just the art knowing ‘selected few’ but […]

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Artist in the Making

Artist in the Making

Nadeem Mushtaq From political despair to a thriving urge for life and its intricate beauties, a wide range of emotions find expression in the works of this young artist which has enthralls many and puzzled many more for their sheer profundity and imagination. Nadeem Mushtaq, a promising artist who completed his Masters Degree in Painting […]

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A Day with Children, for children!

A Day with Children, for children!

  A day long workshop was held at Arts in Life Initiative Foundation (ALIF), Chanpora Tangmarg on Child Rights. Organized by Perfect Vision Welfare Foundation and supported by Mission Directorate ICPS, Department of Social Welfare and Jammu and Kashmir State Child Protection Society. Children from different schools participated in the event as the facilitators also […]

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Featured  Artist: Amedeo Modigliani

Featured  Artist: Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani was the epitome of a tragic artist.  Born in Italy on July 12, 1884; he suffered considerably from childhood illnesses, the symptoms of which would persist throughout his life until his death from tuberculosis at age 35 in 1920. Although he initially studied art in both Florence and Venice, he later shunned his […]

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Budding Artist: Ghazala Fatima

Budding Artist: Ghazala Fatima

Ghazala Fatima is a Delhi born Artist currently working in Kashmir. Her paintings are generally surreal representations of forms of nature mostly trees. According to her, her paintings are usually visual depictions of her love towards nature. “ I am fascinated by nature mostly trees and I try to be as honest as possible towards […]

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Symbolism

Symbolism

“In this art, scenes from nature, human activities, and all other real world phenomena will not be described for their own sake; here, they are perceptible surfaces created to represent their esoteric affinities with the primordial Ideals.” Jean Moreas Signature The term “symbolism” is derived from the word ‘symbol’ which derives from Latin ‘symbolum’,a symbol […]