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In pics: Artists give finishing touches to idols ahead of Durga Puja 2021

With Durga Puja just around the corner, artists all over India are giving finishing touches to the idols before they are taken to pandals, temples and homes where the rituals take place.(AP) 7
With Durga Puja just around the corner, artists all over India are giving finishing touches to the idols before they are taken to pandals, temples and homes where the rituals take place.(AP)
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 01:11 PM IST
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  • The festival of Durga Puja will commence on October 11 this year. The 10-day long festival begins with Mahalaya and is held in the month of Ashvina, the seventh month of the Hindu calendar.

David Seymour: Magnum founder and human rights photographer

  • Seymour left Poland as a Jew in 1932 and returned from the US in 1948 to photograph children and young people in devastated post-World War II Europe.
David Seymour captured this image of Italian youth in 1948(David Seymour/Magnum Photos/Agentur Focus)
David Seymour captured this image of Italian youth in 1948(David Seymour/Magnum Photos/Agentur Focus)
Published on Sep 20, 2021 07:07 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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Artists paint murals in Jodhpur to highlight Rajasthan's culture

In an effort to attract tourists to the Blue City and promote its essence while highlighting the culture and ancient history of Rajasthan, artists have painted murals in Jodhpur.
Artists paint murals in Jodhpur to highlight Rajasthan's culture(Twitter/ANI)
Artists paint murals in Jodhpur to highlight Rajasthan's culture(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 04:14 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Jodhpur (rajasthan) [india]

German Historical Museum show to trace Nazi-era artists' success after the war

'Divinely Gifted. National Socialism's favoured artists in the Federal Republic' opens Friday at the German Historical Museum. It traces the careers and works of many who figured on a list of 'Divinely Gifted' artists, compiled in 1944 on behalf of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels.
A women takes a photo of the artwork 'Demons of the Hour' by artist Werner Peiner at the exhibition 'Divinely Gifted List' at the German Historic Museum in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition at the German Historical Museum traces the lives and creations of several artists who made it onto the so-called 'Divinely Gifted List' from 1944, which was compiled on behalf of Adolf Hitler and other top Nazis.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A women takes a photo of the artwork 'Demons of the Hour' by artist Werner Peiner at the exhibition 'Divinely Gifted List' at the German Historic Museum in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition at the German Historical Museum traces the lives and creations of several artists who made it onto the so-called 'Divinely Gifted List' from 1944, which was compiled on behalf of Adolf Hitler and other top Nazis.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Updated on Aug 26, 2021 07:57 AM IST
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18-year-old Odisha boy makes miniature wooden replica of Jagannath Temple

  • Dilip Maharana, 18, amazed people by building a miniature wooden replica of Puri's Jagannath Temple. "I have built a wooden replica of Jagannath Temple which is 5.5 inches high, length is 12 inch and width is 9 inch. It took me 1.5 months to make this version of temple," said Maharana.
An 18-year-old boy has amazed people by building a miniature wooden replica of Puri's Jagannath Temple.(ANI)
An 18-year-old boy has amazed people by building a miniature wooden replica of Puri's Jagannath Temple.(ANI)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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Hyderabad couple express thoughts on various social issues with street art

  • Swathi and Vijay have painted around 50 walls in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Some of their latest works include the work at the wall painting of a regional library in Warangal.
Two artists from Hyderabad has been using street art to express their thoughts on several issues for the last 12 years.(Twitter/@swathiandvijay)
Two artists from Hyderabad has been using street art to express their thoughts on several issues for the last 12 years.(Twitter/@swathiandvijay)
Published on Aug 15, 2021 08:27 AM 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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Ivorian artist turns discarded flip-flops from beach into masterpieces

  • Ivorian artist Aristide Kouame, 26, transforms the flotsam into artworks valued at up to $1,000 by cutting the rubber and plastic soles into pieces that he assembles into large collages. 
Ivorian painter Aristide Kouame 26, who paints optical effects artworks with worn soles, holds used flip-flops picked up among the garbage on a beach in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.(REUTERS)
Ivorian painter Aristide Kouame 26, who paints optical effects artworks with worn soles, holds used flip-flops picked up among the garbage on a beach in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 13, 2021 04:06 PM IST
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Neanderthals were artists? Here's what prehistoric cave paintings in Spain show

Prehistoric cave paintings in Spain add to increasing evidence that Neanderthals, whose lineage became extinct about 40,000 years ago, were not the unsophisticated relatives of Homo sapiens they been long been portrayed as.
Visitors walk in the
Visitors walk in the "Room of the Stars", in a prehistoric cave where red ocher markings were painted on stalagmites by Neanderthals about 65,000 years ago, according to an international study, in Ardales, southern Spain(REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 06:36 PM IST
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Artist from WB's Siliguri paints Olympic symbol on nail to inspire athletes

  • A micro artist from Santinagar area in West Bengal's Siliguri painted his nail with a symbol of the Olympics to inspire the Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics.
A micro artist from Santinagar area in West Bengal's Siliguri painted his nail with a symbol of the Olympics to inspire the Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics.(ANI)
A micro artist from Santinagar area in West Bengal's Siliguri painted his nail with a symbol of the Olympics to inspire the Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics.(ANI)
Published on Jul 25, 2021 09:07 AM IST
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Artists turn plywood from Black Lives Matter protests into sculptures

To honor those who participated and create a permanent tribute to the racial justice movement, Tanda Francis took plywood used to board up storefronts across the city last year and turned it into a sculpture called "RockIt Black."
A sculpture by artist Tanda Francis called
A sculpture by artist Tanda Francis called "Rockit Black" is seen in Queensbridge Park, Queens borough of New York, U.S., July 16, 2021. (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon)
Published on Jul 21, 2021 07:36 AM IST
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Artist flies from Dallas to Miami to turn Surfside's pain into hope

Roberto Marquez from Dallas, flew to Miami nearly two weeks ago to uplift the Surfside community amid so much anguish of the South Florida condo building collapse and decided to use his art to help translate pain into hope and resilience.
Roberto Marquez used his art to turn Surfside's pain into hope and resilience. (AP Photo/ Stacey Plaisance)
Roberto Marquez used his art to turn Surfside's pain into hope and resilience. (AP Photo/ Stacey Plaisance)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 09:40 AM IST
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Puri artist creates miniature chariot of Lord Jagannath with ice cream sticks

Ahead of the Rath Yatra, an artist from Puri, Odisha created Lord Jagannath's chariot with 975 ice cream sticks.
An artist from Puri, Odisha created Lord Jagannath's chariot with 975 ice cream sticks.(Images tweeted by @ANI)
An artist from Puri, Odisha created Lord Jagannath's chariot with 975 ice cream sticks.(Images tweeted by @ANI)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 02:59 PM IST
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Delhi based artist makes artwork with plastic, diverts 250kg from landfills

A Delhi based artist uses plastic waste as a raw material to create artwork. He has displayed his work at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center in January 2020, Manarat Al Saadiyat Cultural Center, Abu Dhabi in February 2020, the museum of Goa and other places.
A Delhi-based artist uses plastic waste as a raw material to create artwork.(Unsplash)
A Delhi-based artist uses plastic waste as a raw material to create artwork.(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 05, 2021 12:14 PM IST
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Greek police recovers Picasso, Mondrian artworks stolen in museum heist

Picasso's "Head of a Woman" and Mondrian's "Landscape with a Mill" were among three artworks grabbed in an early morning heist in 2012. At the time, officers said the intruders had interfered with the alarm system overnight, setting it off repeatedly until it was disabled by museum guards.
The paintings
The paintings "Woman's Head" by Pablo Picasso and "Mill" by Piet Mondrian (not pictured), both stolen from Greece's National Gallery in 2012, are displayed during a presentation to members of the media at the Ministry of Citizen Protection in Athens, Greece on June 29. (REUTERS/Costas Baltas)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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New JK Film Policy offers youth chance to work in film industry

While promoting the scenic beauty of the union territory (UT), the policy envisages providing a platform for the local talent to prove themselves on the national level.
The new Jammu and Kashmir Film Policy has now made it very convenient for the region's talent to work in the film industry.(Pexels)
The new Jammu and Kashmir Film Policy has now made it very convenient for the region's talent to work in the film industry.(Pexels)
Updated on Jun 20, 2021 09:41 AM IST
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Italian graphic artist designs customised boots as homage to Denmark's Christian

Salvatore Cosentino, 63, customises shoes for players and fans from his workshop in Aosta in Italy's northwest tip and said he felt that a personalised pair dedicated to the Danish midfielder was the right thing to do.
Salvatore Cosentino, a graphic artist in Italy, customised a pair of boots with the Danish flag and Inter Milan's logo for footballer Christian Eriksen, who is recovering after collapsing during a match.(Twitter/@Inter_en)
Salvatore Cosentino, a graphic artist in Italy, customised a pair of boots with the Danish flag and Inter Milan's logo for footballer Christian Eriksen, who is recovering after collapsing during a match.(Twitter/@Inter_en)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 07:57 AM IST
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Rajasthan CM announces financial assistance of 5000/- to artists in state

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday announced financial assistance of 5000/- each to around 2000 artists in the state, in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot announces financial assistance of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5000/- to artists in the state, in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.(PTI photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot announces financial assistance of 5000/- to artists in the state, in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2021 10:49 AM IST
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London artists to play live music for socially distanced crowds after 14 months

  • The return of live music in London, that produced bands from the Rolling Stones to the Spice Girls, is reigniting the creativity of some of its many musicians and songwriters after 14 months of silence.
London artists to play live music for socially distanced crowds after 14 months(Photo by Joe Darams on Unsplash)
London artists to play live music for socially distanced crowds after 14 months(Photo by Joe Darams on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 06:11 PM IST
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West Bengal artists' body asks serial actors not to go out of homes for shooting

Amid the ongoing row over episodes of some Bengali TV serials being shot at home during restrictions on shootings since May 16 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the West Bengal Motion Pictures Artists Forum on Friday asked actors not to go out of their homes for shooting violating curbs.
Amid the ongoing row over episodes of some Bengali TV serials being shot at home during restrictions on shootings, West Bengal artists' body on Friday asked actors not to go out of their homes for shooting violating curbs.(Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)
Amid the ongoing row over episodes of some Bengali TV serials being shot at home during restrictions on shootings, West Bengal artists' body on Friday asked actors not to go out of their homes for shooting violating curbs.(Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 09:28 AM IST
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Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine jacket, Dolly Parton's dress in celeb charity auction

  • An online charity auction to support the performing arts community includes a Wolverine jacket from Hugh Jackman’s closet, a banjo signed by Steve Martin, boots, jeans and a T-shirt from Bruce Springsteen and a dress from Dolly Parton that comes with its own mannequin
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine jacket, Dolly Parton's dress among celeb charity auction(Twitter/screenrant)
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine jacket, Dolly Parton's dress among celeb charity auction(Twitter/screenrant)
Updated on Apr 28, 2021 08:57 PM IST
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Rio de Janeiro artists languish in online exile

Rio is the cradle of samba and bossa nova music and home to libertine Carnival festivities that encourage costumes and clowning. But with virus cases and deaths still surging, concert halls and theaters stay shut.
Municipal Theatre soprano opera singer Georgia Szpilman practices at her coach's home during the Covid-19 pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, March 25, 2021.(AP)
Municipal Theatre soprano opera singer Georgia Szpilman practices at her coach's home during the Covid-19 pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, March 25, 2021.(AP)
Published on Apr 13, 2021 11:11 PM IST
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Tribeca Film Festival's outdoor screenings across NYC to mark 20th anniversary

American actor Robert De Niro and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal announced that the event will return this summer with live, in-person screenings featuring filmmakers, artists and audiences converging for Tribeca's 20th anniversary amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
Tribeca Film Festival's outdoor screenings across NYC to mark 20th anniversary(Twitter/slashfilm/alfabeto)
Tribeca Film Festival's outdoor screenings across NYC to mark 20th anniversary(Twitter/slashfilm/alfabeto)
Updated on Mar 30, 2021 09:03 AM IST
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German art museum to return oil painting looted by Nazis to its Jewish heirs

  • Jewish historian Max Fischer owned the oil painting by expressionist artist Erich Heckel but lost possession of it due to Nazi persecution when he immigrated to the United States
German art museum to return oil painting looted by Nazis to its Jewish heirs(Twitter/skeletelephone)
German art museum to return oil painting looted by Nazis to its Jewish heirs(Twitter/skeletelephone)
Updated on Feb 03, 2021 09:13 AM IST
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Swiss concept artists go underground with foundation project

Swiss concept artists Frank and Patrik Riklin are diving into the urban landscape to create their latest piece - an art project that will be buried beneath a new residential development north of the city of Zurich
Swiss concept artists Frank and Patrik Riklin are diving into the urban landscape to create their latest piece - an art project that will be buried beneath a new residential development north of the city of Zurich.(Reuters)
Swiss concept artists Frank and Patrik Riklin are diving into the urban landscape to create their latest piece - an art project that will be buried beneath a new residential development north of the city of Zurich.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 02:42 PM IST
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Kerala CM assures assistance to artists facing problems in pandemic

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that his government will take necessary steps to provide assistance to the distressed artists and have embraced their plight due to the Covid pandemic.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that his government will take necessary steps to provide assistance to the distressed artists and have embraced their plight due to the Covid pandemic.(Unsplash)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that his government will take necessary steps to provide assistance to the distressed artists and have embraced their plight due to the Covid pandemic.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 27, 2021 10:03 AM IST
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India’s theatre culture is undergoing a sea change

Theatre people and audiences have realised that they need to find more intimate and direct ways of reaching out to one another
Two decades ago, it was inconceivable for actors to be shared between theatre groups. Today that Laxman Rekha has dissolved(Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times)
Two decades ago, it was inconceivable for actors to be shared between theatre groups. Today that Laxman Rekha has dissolved(Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 31, 2018 05:23 PM IST
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