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HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Replicating the art of puppetry on canvas

Tholu Bommalata, a regional art form of Andhra Pradesh that depicts stories from Indian epics through larger-than-life puppets, is almost on the verge of dying. When Nagesh Goud learnt about the plight of the artisans he decided to bring forth the essence of the art through what he does best - painting.

The masterstrokes: 5 quirky art moments of 2014

Art always gets you talking. While some arouse awe and admiration, others just stir up pure outrage and indignation. But what we are about to show you is unadulterated fun. We've listed a a few quirky moments in the world of art in 2014 that caught our attention. Take a look.

Narrating tales through drums and martial arts

A group from Taiwan is set to stage a theatre act with a difference: using drums and martial arts instead of dialogue.

A ground report from India's biggest art show in Kochi

From graffiti on public walls to installations on the beach, Kerala's commercial capital has seen an explosion of crowds and colour as the Kochi-Muziris biennale comes to town. Already, 25,000 have visited the eight venues. A ground report from India's biggest art show.

'The Kochi biennale could reframe india's relationship with past, present and future'

From graffiti on public walls to installations on the beach, Kerala's commercial capital has seen an explosion of crowds and colour as the Kochi-Muziris biennale comes to town. Here's some behind the scenes action at the biennale.

Surajkund fair starts February 1, Lebanon partner country

Known for showcasing the richness and diversity of handicrafts, handlooms and the cultural heritage of the country, the 29th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela will have Lebanon as the partner country and Chhattisgarh as the theme state.

On the contrary: Painting the realities of life

Everyday life is full of contradictions, and artist Venkat Bothsa has tried to depict the same through his works. In his latest exhibition, titled Engima 2014, the artist has painted Bollywood celebrities, advertisements, flowers, birds, technological gadgets, among other things, on human and animal sculptures.

Vintage photograph, handwritten letter by Karl Marx fetches $678,000 at auction

A handwritten letter by Karl Marx accompanied by a vintage photograph of the author of "Das Capital" sold for $678,000 at an auction in China, the China Daily newspaper reported.

Whorled Explorations: Creating art with kinetic energy at Kochi biennale

The mysterious, yet powerful play of shadow and light, showcasing tangible imprints of memory using soap bubbles and a feeble attempt to try and punctuate time: these, among several other artworks at the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale, display the might of kinetic energy.

Google pays ode to Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky on his 148th birth anniversary

Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky till date is considered as one of the most influential abstract painters and art theorists. On his 148th birth anniversary, Google has paid homage to the world's first purely abstract painter by dedicating a special doodle to him.
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