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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 […]

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Red, a magical colour

Red, a magical colour

By: Ghazala Fatima How can a single colour symbolize diverse feelings? a red stain of blood can scare to death and the red flower can evoke a feeling of love into you.  Red, such a powerful hue it is, has a power to representstrongest emotions. It can symbolize danger, warning, violence,death, war and anger and […]

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Art and emotions

Art and emotions

By: Ghazala Fatima How can an expression or a dialogue bring tears in many eyes, one phrase of a song gives goose bumps to many listeners, a single joke brings laughter to many audiences and an image can evoke feeling of resistance or encourage spirits of many? Artists have a beautiful ability to evoke such […]

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Reverspective Art

Reverspective Art

Perspective in art usually refers to the representation of three-dimensional objects or spaces in two dimensional artworks. By using perspective techniques artists are able to create a realistic impression of depth. Perspective has been alongside with art for a long time and it has been extensively employed by artists in their paintings. As artists grew […]

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Twisters Twisting

Twisters Twisting

Twisters are the people who twist balloons into different forms to create balloon animals and other twisted balloon sculptures; they are also called as Balloon Benders or more simply Balloon Artists. The art of twisting, is the most common and attractive public art practiced and appreciated around the globe. The most beautiful thing about this […]

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Shirin Aliabadi: Artist and Artwork

Shirin Aliabadi: Artist and Artwork

Shirin Aliabadi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1973 and grew up surrounded by artists and intellectuals. Her mother being an artist and her father a poet influenced Aliabadi to also go for a creative field for herself. She was mentored by her elder brother who coached her on art, music, and pop culture. Aliabadi […]

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Featured Artist: Ismail Shammout

Featured Artist: Ismail Shammout

Art can be a form of relief and a means of expression for the people living in places afflicted by violence and oppression. Art provides a way to share experiences which otherwise remain untold and restricted within an individual. The role of political art is very significant in places experiencing tyranny and forced occupation as […]

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Art of Banksy

Art of Banksy

One of the world’s top political artist, known for his irreverent wit and thought provoking art, Banksy has created a wave of revolution across the cities around the globe. There has hardly been any street artist/ graffiti artist who created such an impact through art across the globe as Banksy did. Although his actual identity […]

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Performance Protest and Aesthetics

Performance Protest and Aesthetics

Performance art as we know it is an art form which mostly, directly or indirectly deals with some kind of protest (within oneself or any socio political issue) to bring transformation. Performance artists use their body and actions (in most of the cases without verbal communication) to express and oppose or integrate socio political changes. […]

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Public Art

Public Art

Public art is a form of art involving public participation either direct or indirect in a public space. It can be any form of art in any media created for general public that focuses on public or universal concept rather than commercial or personal perception. It’s art for the people and with the people in […]