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Kitsch and Art

Kitsch and Art

“No matter how much we scorn it,kitsch is an integral part of human condition”. Milan Kundera.

Kitsch” initially originated in the art markets of Munich during 1860s and the 1870s. The term was generally used to separate cheap, popular, and marketable pictures and sketches intended to please the viewer from actual serious art. What in other words can be defined as art or other objects intended to appeal popular rather than […]

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Nasreen Mohamedi

Nasreen Mohamedi

Nasreen Mohamedi, one of India’s most influential twentieth-century painters, personifies modernism’s global effect. Nasreen, who was born in Karachi in 1937, was India’s first female abstract artist, well known for her grid-like monochrome abstractions with rhythmic, linear markings in graphite and ink. Even thoughNasreen’s work was influenced by a wide range of aesthetic influences other […]

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Say no to Drugs

Say no to Drugs

Youth Sahar Welfare Foundation New Delhi organized a day long painting competition with children under the age of 15 at Wanpora PulwamaOn the birth anniversary of renowned artist M F Hussain. The objective of the event was to create awareness among the youth on increasing drug abuse especially in Kashmir. ‘One step Against Intoxication’was the […]

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Featured Artist: Parviz Tanavoli

Featured Artist: Parviz Tanavoli

Parviz Tanavoli, born on March 24, 1937 in Tehran, is a sculptor, collector, scholar, painter, educator, and art historian. He is a modern sculpting pioneer and one of the most prominent current Iranian artists. He is a founder member of the Saqqakhaneh school, a 1960s neo-traditionalist art movement. His work, in addition to sculpting, encompasses […]

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Featured Artist: Ibrahim El-Salahi

Featured Artist: Ibrahim El-Salahi

“A picture is no more than a mirror, a vehicle that takes one back to one’s self, to turn one’s sight inwards to find the Self within and begin to meditate”.

Ibrahim El-Salahiis considered to be one of the most important contemporary African artists. He was born on 5th of September 1930 in Omdurman Sudan to a Muslim family.El-Salahi learned to read and write and to practice Arabic calligraphy in a Quranic school run by his father. He is one of the leading visual artists of […]

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Featured Artist: Abdur Rahman Chughtai

Featured Artist: Abdur Rahman Chughtai

Born on 21 Sep 1897 in Lahore, A R Chugtai was a painter, artist and intellectual from Pakistan, who created his own unique, distinctive painting style influenced by Mughal art, miniature painting, Art Nouveau and Islamic art traditions. Considered to be ‘the first significant modern Muslim artist from Pakistan Chughtai in his works represented the […]

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Safwan Dahoul: Genious of Monochrome

Safwan Dahoul: Genious of Monochrome

Safwan Dahoul was born in 1961 in Hama, Syria. He is known for his beautiful melancholic and monochromatic works in a style influenced by the Cubist style of Picasso with manifestation ranging to Assyrian and Pharaonic art.  Dahoul took his initial training at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Damascus before travelling to Belgium, […]

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Banksy: The game changer

Banksy: The game changer

During the first wave of Pandemic Southampton General Hospital received a surprise gift from the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy. The famous graffiti artist gave his painting of a young boy ditching his Batman and Spider-Man action figures for one of a caped superhero nurse as a thanksgiving gesture to NHS. The work Titled “Game Changer” […]

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Budding Artist

Budding Artist

By: Ahtishaam Khaja For Ahtishaam Khaja ,21, the last 5 years have been an important period as he discovered his artistic passion during this time. Residing in Budbugh Qaziabad the enthusiast first began sketching in his 11th standard and says he always had an inclination towards art and was into amateurish artwork, even before he […]

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African Masks

African Masks

Making masks and using them for different aspects is one of the many popular art forms around the world. A mask is an object worn on the face, typically for protection and disguise. Usually, disguised masks are used to hide the identity of a person and by its own features to establish another being. This […]

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