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Puri-based artist makes Goddess Durga idol with 275 ice-cream sticks

  • "I have built the miniature art of "Durga Maa face". Using a total of 275 ice cream sticks. This time I have also designed a new type of mandala art on the statue. We will celebrate the "Durga Puja" by complying with the COVID-19 guidelines," said artist Biswajeet Nayak.
An artist named Biswajeet Nayak makes Maa Durga's face using a total of 275 ice cream sticks on the occasion of Maha Ashtami, in Puri.(ANI)
An artist named Biswajeet Nayak makes Maa Durga's face using a total of 275 ice cream sticks on the occasion of Maha Ashtami, in Puri.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 10:20 PM IST
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Muslim woman dedicates her Lord Krishna painting in Hindu temple

Jasna Salim, a 28-year old homemaker, has done over 500 paintings of little Lord Krishna, which have a large number of takers in and outside Kerela.
A Muslim woman from Kerela dedicated her Lord Krishna painting in a Hindu temple.(Instagram/@_jasna_salim)
A Muslim woman from Kerela dedicated her Lord Krishna painting in a Hindu temple.(Instagram/@_jasna_salim)
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 10:44 PM IST
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Pablo Picasso's image in East and West Germany

  • Communist activist or genius of contemporary art? Picasso was viewed through drastically different ideological lenses in former East and West Germany.
Picasso's doves were popular in East Germany(Succession Picasso/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021)
Picasso's doves were popular in East Germany(Succession Picasso/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021)
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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Paris' Arc de Triomphe ‘a gift offered to Parisians, French and all art lovers’

  • The installation of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, by late artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, will open on Saturday. Visitors to the famous Napoleonic arch, which dominates the Champs-Elysees Avenue, will not only be able to see the gleaming fabric, but to touch it too.
Onlooker takes a picture as workers put the final touch to wrap the Arc de Triomphe monument, in Paris. The
Onlooker takes a picture as workers put the final touch to wrap the Arc de Triomphe monument, in Paris. The "L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" project by late artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude will be on view from, Sept. 18 to Oct. 3. The famed Paris monument will be wrapped in 25,000 square meters of fabric in silvery blue and with 3,000 meters of red rope.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 07:54 AM IST
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Mammootty fan creates giant portrait using 600 cellphones on his 70th birthday

A giant portrait of Mammootty has been placed at Thrissur Kbees Durbar Convention centre. According to the artist DaVinci Suresh, the portrait is 20 feet big made by using 600 mobile phones and 6,000 mobile accessories.
Mammootty fan creates giant portrait using 600 cellphones on his 70th birthday(Twitter/ModiuAthif)
Mammootty fan creates giant portrait using 600 cellphones on his 70th birthday(Twitter/ModiuAthif)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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Blue Origin launches artwork by Ghana artist, Amoako Boafo, into space

  • The paintings by Ghana artist Amoako Boafo were on three parachute panels on the outside of the capsule at the very top. Boafo painted a self-portrait as well as portraits of his mother and a friend’s mother, explaining “a mother's love comes from a place that is out of this world"
Blue Origin launches artwork by Ghana artist, Amoako Boafo, into space(HT_PRINT)
Blue Origin launches artwork by Ghana artist, Amoako Boafo, into space(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Aug 27, 2021 04:12 PM IST
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In pics: Ivorian artist paints optical effects artworks with used flip-flops

Kouame's works range from large portraits of civil rights and political leaders such as Nelson Mandela to abstracts evoking societal ills including climate change, Covid-19 and wealth inequality.(Instagram/@aristide_kouame_peintre) 7
Kouame's works range from large portraits of civil rights and political leaders such as Nelson Mandela to abstracts evoking societal ills including climate change, Covid-19 and wealth inequality.(Instagram/@aristide_kouame_peintre)
Published on Aug 13, 2021 04:30 PM IST
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Gujarat artist makes eco-friendly Ganesh idol sitting on Covid-19 vaccine vial

Ahead of Ganeshotsav in Gujarat's Vadodara, Dakshesh Jangid makes Ganesh idol, showing him sitting on a vaccine vial, with a syringe beside him and a face mask in hand to raise awareness on Covid-19 protocols and encourage people to get vaccinated
Gujarat artist makes eco-friendly Ganesh idol sitting on Covid-19 vaccine vial(Twitter/ANI)
Gujarat artist makes eco-friendly Ganesh idol sitting on Covid-19 vaccine vial(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 09:12 AM IST
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Kashmiri artist makes old map of Srinagar on cloth using 'paper mache' technique

Kashmiri paper mache artist Maqbool Jan paints an old map of Srinagar on cloth, says 'My desire is that this map is displayed in the Parliament. Because a lot of decisions on the Kashmir region come from there. This map will remind them of the heaven that our Kashmir is'
Artist Maqbool Jan with a cloth map of Srinagar city, in Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Monday 2, 2021.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Artist Maqbool Jan with a cloth map of Srinagar city, in Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Monday 2, 2021.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 05:47 PM IST
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'Courage the Cowardly Dog' cartoon show's voice artist passes away at 81

Thea White, best known for voicing Muriel Bagge on 'Courage the Cowardly Dog' cartoon show, passes away at 81 after undergoing a second surgery related to liver cancer.
'Courage the Cowardly Dog' cartoon show's voice artist passes away at 81(Twitter/cutscenecutie/LeonEngine)
'Courage the Cowardly Dog' cartoon show's voice artist passes away at 81(Twitter/cutscenecutie/LeonEngine)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 07:07 PM IST
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Kerala artist creates six-second portraits in air using stones

Artist KP Rohit, a native of Kerala's Payyanur, replaces paint with stones to create portraits and once done the canvas is tilted and lifted to create the same image in the air. As the stones rise up in air in a fraction of seconds, the image comes alive.
Kerala artist creates six-second portraits in air using stones(Twitter/ANI)
Kerala artist creates six-second portraits in air using stones(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 06:56 PM IST
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Holy Quran carved on 30 marble slabs? Saudi Arabia artist sculpts it in 8 years

  • Saudi Arabia sculptor Husban Bin Ahmad Al-Enizi seeks to get registered at the Guinness World Records after carving the Holy Quran using Ottoman calligraphy on Tabuk's 30 green marble slabs in 8 years
Quran carved on 30 marble slabs? Saudi Arabia artist sculpts it in 8 years(Twitter/azizalhinde)
Quran carved on 30 marble slabs? Saudi Arabia artist sculpts it in 8 years(Twitter/azizalhinde)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 05:25 PM IST
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French artist installs Michelangelo-inspired bridge above Rome's Tiber river

French artist Olivier Grossetete installed Michelangelo-inspired cardboard bridge titled "The Farnese Bridge" above Tiber river in Rome, Italy.
A view of an art installation by French artist Olivier Grossetete titled
A view of an art installation by French artist Olivier Grossetete titled "The Farnese Bridge", showing a Michelangelo-inspired cardboard bridge floating above the Tiber river, suspended by three balloons, in Rome, Italy. (REUTERS/Yara Nardi)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 02:12 PM IST
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Sonakshi Sinha gives wings to her art hobby with Ganesha paintings in bold neon

  • After launching art based online platform on parents’ anniversary, Sonakshi Sinha gives fans a glimpse of her ‘Acrylic on Canvas’ as she flaunts contemporary Ganesha paintings 'Ibaan, Vikat, Anav' in expressionist triptych art form and here’s what it costs
Sonakshi Sinha gives wings to her art hobby with Ganesha paintings in bold neon(Instagram/houseofcreativityofficial)
Sonakshi Sinha gives wings to her art hobby with Ganesha paintings in bold neon(Instagram/houseofcreativityofficial)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 05:59 PM IST
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Christie's sells teenager's crypto art about gender transition for $2.16 million

Crypto artwork by 18-year-old transgender artist Victor Langlois, on gender transition, fetches $2.16 million at Christie's online auction. It represents Langlois' life as he discovered his gender identity and transitioned from female to male between the ages of 14 and 18.
Still from video,
Still from video, "Year 1, Age 14 ? It Hurts To Hide", by artist FEWOCiOUS, due to be sold as an NFT at Christie's auction house, is pictured in this handout obtained on June 14, 2021. Courtesy of Christie's Images Ltd. 2021/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES(via REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 09:31 AM IST
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Kashmir's youngest Rabab artist inspires youth to learn traditional instrument

Adnan Manzoor is the youngest and the most famous Rabab player in Kashmir valley and his videos on social media have millions of views. His cover of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's 'Tumhe Dillagi' got over three million views.
Kashmir's youngest Rabab artist inspires youth to learn traditional instrument(Instagram/adnan.manzoor_)
Kashmir's youngest Rabab artist inspires youth to learn traditional instrument(Instagram/adnan.manzoor_)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 08:51 PM IST
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$4 David Bowie painting sold at auction for nearly $90,000

A painting by pop icon David Bowie purchased for about $4 at a Canadian landfill has been sold at auction in Toronto for nearly $90,000. The painting which was originally sold through a website around 2001, found itself two decades later at a donations store in South River, Ontario.
A painting by British pop icon David Bowie recently discovered at a Canadian store that resells donated goods had frantic bidders lining up for a chance to own it June 15, 2021. ((Photo by Handout / Cowley Abbott / AFP))
A painting by British pop icon David Bowie recently discovered at a Canadian store that resells donated goods had frantic bidders lining up for a chance to own it June 15, 2021. ((Photo by Handout / Cowley Abbott / AFP))
Published on Jun 26, 2021 12:01 PM IST
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Art becomes form of protest against building Olympics stadiums in Japan

Titled “Vortex,” Japanese artist Miwako Sakauchi's paintings show the 'anger, fear, sense of contradiction and state violence' over the residents evicted and the trees felled so enormous Olympic stadiums could be built
Japanese artist Miwako Sakauchi speaks about her art work for Art Exhibition
Japanese artist Miwako Sakauchi speaks about her art work for Art Exhibition "Declaration of the end of Olympic games" in Chiba near Tokyo Thursday, June 10, 2021. Polls have found an overwhelming majority of Japanese people are skeptical of the Tokyo Olympics being held this summer during a pandemic, but only a few have publicly marched to protest. But there are creative projects that are looking to protest the increasingly unpopular Tokyo Olympics, even as authorities seek to shut them down. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)(AP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 05:19 PM IST
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Pop artist Robert Indiana's estate to preserve his iconic 1960s 'LOVE' series

  • New York-based Morgan Art Foundation intends to work with the Maine-based Star of Hope Foundation, which aims to transform Robert Indiana’s island home into a museum. Indiana created a lifetime of art but he’s best known for LOVE, spelled with two letters to a line and with a tilted “O.”
Pop artist Robert Indiana's estate to preserve his iconic 1960s 'LOVE' series(Twitter/AnneMortier1/EisenLawToronto)
Pop artist Robert Indiana's estate to preserve his iconic 1960s 'LOVE' series(Twitter/AnneMortier1/EisenLawToronto)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 06:19 PM IST
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Nora Fatehi flaunts Moroccan streetwear, mix of pop culture in bomb photoshoot

  • After Billie Eilish, Cardi B and Madonna, Nora Fatehi turns muse for international photographer and contemporary artist Hassan Hajjaj and slays in eye-popping bespoke streetwear style of Morocco that is sure to hypnotise fashionistas | Check sartorial pictures of the diva inside
Nora Fatehi flaunts Moroccan streetwear, mix of pop culture in bomb photoshoot(Instagram/norafatehi)
Nora Fatehi flaunts Moroccan streetwear, mix of pop culture in bomb photoshoot(Instagram/norafatehi)
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 11:35 AM IST
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Odisha artist carves Hindu holy book Hanuman Chalisa in wood

Arun Sahu of Kantei Koli village in Ganjam district has carved two copies of Hanuman Chalisa, a Hindu holy book, from wood.
Odisha artist carves Hindu holy book, Hanuman Chalisa in wood, wants to present it PM Narendra Modi and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.
Odisha artist carves Hindu holy book, Hanuman Chalisa in wood, wants to present it PM Narendra Modi and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 08:38 AM IST
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Treasure hunt for miniature artworks on New York's streets grip art lovers

  • A treasure hunt is organised every week in Brooklyn neighbourhood by American artist Steve Wasterval who has painted and hidden about 80 tiny landscape drawings of Greenpoint, on New York's streets
Treasure hunt for miniature artworks on New York's streets grip art lovers(Instagram/stevewasterval)
Treasure hunt for miniature artworks on New York's streets grip art lovers(Instagram/stevewasterval)
Updated on May 31, 2021 02:21 PM IST
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Hyderabad artist raises awareness about Covid-19 lockdown with graffiti on road

Hyderabad-based artist Rajan Kumar painted a graffiti or pictorial depiction of the coronavirus on road which read, 'Stay Home, if not, It'll be at your home,' to create awareness among people about the importance of lockdown in fighting against Covid-19
Hyderabad artist raises awareness about Covid-19 lockdown with graffiti on road(Twitter/mounika_THI)
Hyderabad artist raises awareness about Covid-19 lockdown with graffiti on road(Twitter/mounika_THI)
Updated on May 30, 2021 12:54 PM IST
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Fashion designer Eli Gold unveils colourful African prints to embrace migration

At an event in Johannesburg to celebrate Africa Day, Rwandan-born fashion designer and visual artist Eli Gold who is also known as Nyambo MasaMara, showed off his collection of colourful African prints called 'Migration Is Beautiful, Destroy All Borders', which is a call to embrace migration
Rwandan-born fashion designer and visual artist Eli Gold sits amongst his designs at his studio in Cape Town, South Africa, May 12 ,2021. Picture taken May 12 ,2021. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
Rwandan-born fashion designer and visual artist Eli Gold sits amongst his designs at his studio in Cape Town, South Africa, May 12 ,2021. Picture taken May 12 ,2021. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
Updated on May 27, 2021 10:24 AM IST
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Artist Leonora Carrington's Mexico home will open to public as a museum

  • Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington's home in Mexico City will open to the public as a museum displaying some of her works and possessions. The opening date will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico
Artist Leonora Carrington's Mexico home will open to public as a museum(Twitter/gioclair)
Artist Leonora Carrington's Mexico home will open to public as a museum(Twitter/gioclair)
Updated on May 25, 2021 11:53 AM IST
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Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovic, wins Spain's prestigious art prize

  • Marina Abramovic wins Spanish art prize worth 50,000-euro ($56,700). Her works include “The Artist is Present,” in which she spent 716 hours sitting still while thousands of museum-goers took turns sitting in front of her and sharing one another’s gaze.
Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovic, wins Spain's prestigious art prize(ArturoVilla_)
Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovic, wins Spain's prestigious art prize(ArturoVilla_)
Updated on May 13, 2021 02:01 PM IST
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Shahid Kapoor shares ‘picture of happiness’, positive essence by Turkish artist

  • Shahid Kapoor tries dispelling the surrounding Covid-19 gloom by sharing a ‘picture of happiness’ by well-known Turkish painter Abidin Dino and we are taking a leaf out of his message of positivity this Monday
Shahid Kapoor shares ‘picture of happiness’ by Turkish artist and here’s what it means(Instagram/shahidkapoor)
Shahid Kapoor shares ‘picture of happiness’ by Turkish artist and here’s what it means(Instagram/shahidkapoor)
Updated on May 10, 2021 04:48 PM IST
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Belgian artist creates 'portable oasis', Covid-free bubble to stroll in Brussels

Alain Verschueren, a Belgian artist and social worker, has been strolling through the capital Brussels wearing a 'portable oasis' - a plexiglass mini-greenhouse which rests on his shoulders, cocooning him in a bubble of air purified by the aromatic plants inside
Belgian artist creates 'portable oasis', Covid-free bubble to stroll in Brussels(Instagram/alain.verschueren)
Belgian artist creates 'portable oasis', Covid-free bubble to stroll in Brussels(Instagram/alain.verschueren)
Updated on Apr 19, 2021 08:52 PM IST
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'Smiling' images of Khmer Rouge victims, by artist Matt Loughrey, taken down

Cambodia's Ministry of Culture had issued a statement calling on VICE to remove the colourised photographs of the Khmer Rouge 'killing fields' victims after artist Matt Loughrey added smiles to mugshots of some of the Cambodians executed and tortured
Altered smiling images of Khmer Rouge victims, by artist Matt Loughrey, removed(Twitter/freudianneslip)
Altered smiling images of Khmer Rouge victims, by artist Matt Loughrey, removed(Twitter/freudianneslip)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 04:46 PM IST
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Banksy's 'Game Changer' painting raises $23 million for UK health charities

  • 'Game Changer' painting by mystery street artist 'Banksy', that honoured Britain’s health workers in the Covid-19 pandemic, raises a record 16.8 million pounds ($23.2 million) at Christie’s auction house. The sale proceeds will fund health organizations and charities across the UK
Banksy's 'Game Changer' painting to raise millions for UK health service staff(Instagram/banksy)
Banksy's 'Game Changer' painting to raise millions for UK health service staff(Instagram/banksy)
Updated on Mar 24, 2021 11:24 AM IST
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