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Odisha Pattachitra artist's unique painting techniques stirs interest

The picture was on display at a Ram Katha-inspired painting camp that was held in the state capital's Art Gallery, which is housed on the grounds of the Culture Department. Award-winning painters of various types have come from six states across the nation to take part in the camp.

One of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha, the name 'Pattachitra' has evolved from the Sanskrit words 'patta' (canvas) and 'chitra' (picture).(ANI photo)
One of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha, the name 'Pattachitra' has evolved from the Sanskrit words 'patta' (canvas) and 'chitra' (picture).(ANI photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 02:50 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Raipur (chhattisgarh)

Censored woman artist’s painting laid bare in restoration

Artemisia Gentileschi: The piece by Artemisia Gentileschi, the Italian Baroque's trailblazing woman artist, is undergoing a months-long restoration to rediscover her original vision.

Censored woman painter Artemisia laid bare in restoration. (AFP)
Censored woman painter Artemisia laid bare in restoration. (AFP)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 11:08 AM IST
AFP |

Resin Art: All you need to know about this popular art trend

Resin art is a distinctive painting technique, that has grown immensely popular due to its beautiful and striking appearance. From history to some tips and tricks, here is all you need to know about this popular art trend.

Resin can be used to create a range of exquisite items, like as sparkling combs, custom jewellery, or lacquered surfaces. (pinterest)
Resin can be used to create a range of exquisite items, like as sparkling combs, custom jewellery, or lacquered surfaces. (pinterest)
Updated on Dec 16, 2022 05:29 AM IST

Art exhibition explores elements of Indian mythology, religion and folklore

In a recent solo exhibition, veteran artist Bratin Khan explores Indian mythology, religion, and folklore in a distinctive style that is influenced by the Bengal school of painting and Rajasthani miniature paintings.

Art exhibition explores elements of Indian mythology, religion and folk lore(HT Gallery)
Art exhibition explores elements of Indian mythology, religion and folk lore(HT Gallery)
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 01:50 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, New Delhi

Artist creates Ram Darbar sketch by writing Ram over one lakh times. Watch

A woman created a Ram Darbar painting by only writing the word Ram over one lakh times.

Ram Darbar painting.(Instagram/@sketch_for_stray_)
Ram Darbar painting.(Instagram/@sketch_for_stray_)
Published on Nov 01, 2022 09:42 AM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Anand Mahindra is stunned with this girl making 15 portraits at once. Watch

A girl can be seen making 15 portraits at once using different pens. Take a look at the video inside.

Girl makes 15 portraits at once.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
Girl makes 15 portraits at once.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
Published on Oct 28, 2022 10:22 AM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Rajasthan's Mandana paintings suffer due to increasing urbanisation

Growing urbanisation takes a toll on Mandana paintings. Once a popular folk art, that used to adorn mud walls of homes in rural Rajasthan is quickly disappearing.

Rajasthan's Mandana paintings suffer due to increasing urbanisation(HT Photo)
Rajasthan's Mandana paintings suffer due to increasing urbanisation(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2022 06:38 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

This woman's food paintings look so real that you will look at them twice

A woman's art work looks so realistic that the internet cannot believe it is real. Take a look inside.

Food paintings created by Rucha Limaye.(Instagram/@ruandchai)
Food paintings created by Rucha Limaye.(Instagram/@ruandchai)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 12:04 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Bengaluru man accidentally recreates Vincent Van Gogh's painting in Koramangala

A random photo of a café in Bengaluru's Koramangala accidentally recreated Vincent Van Gogh's Café Terrace at Night painting. See the post here.

The user who originally shared the picture said they had not seen the painting before.
The user who originally shared the picture said they had not seen the painting before.
Published on Sep 30, 2022 05:27 PM IST
ByYamini C S

Two adorable cats ‘paint’ a picture for their pet mom in this viral video. Watch

In this video that has been shared on Instagram, one gets to see how a pet mom has her two adorable cats ‘paint’ a picture for her.

This is the picture that has been ‘painted’ by the two cats. (Instagram/@eevee_and_yoshi)
This is the picture that has been ‘painted’ by the two cats. (Instagram/@eevee_and_yoshi)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 08:16 AM IST
BySohini Sengupta

6 beautiful traditional Indian artforms you must know about

From Madhubani to Mandana art, check out the six stunning traditional Indian artforms you need to be aware of.

Indian art: Top 6 most beautiful traditional Indian artforms you must know about(Unspalsh)
Indian art: Top 6 most beautiful traditional Indian artforms you must know about(Unspalsh)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 06:39 PM IST

Home interior decor tips: Here's how to stir up your space with art

Looking for the quickest and easiest way to make your living space seem fresh? Here are some tips by home interior decor experts on how you can do so by adding some new artwork or shuffling the existing pieces around

Home interior decor tips: Here's how to stir up your space with art (Artemist, Aanchal Bhuwalka)
Home interior decor tips: Here's how to stir up your space with art (Artemist, Aanchal Bhuwalka)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 03:06 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Banksy's long-lost painting sprayed in West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv

The painting initially appeared near Israel’s separation barrier in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem and was one of several works created in secret around 2007. They employed Banksy’s trademark absurdist and dystopian imagery to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Koby Abergel, an Israeli art dealer, reveals a painting by the secretive British graffiti artist Banksy that was mysteriously transferred from the occupied West Bank to the Urban Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel. The painting of a slingshot-toting rat once stood near Israel's separation barrier and was one of several works created in 2007 that protest Israel's decades-long occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state.   (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Koby Abergel, an Israeli art dealer, reveals a painting by the secretive British graffiti artist Banksy that was mysteriously transferred from the occupied West Bank to the Urban Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel. The painting of a slingshot-toting rat once stood near Israel's separation barrier and was one of several works created in 2007 that protest Israel's decades-long occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state.   (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 07:10 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Tel Aviv, Israel

6 tips to keep in mind while creating your Mixed Media artwork

Combining visual art with non-visual elements in a single artwork is Mixed Media art like assemblages, collages and sculpture with paint, cloth, paper, wood, soil and more. If you are a Pablo Picasso fan, check out these 6 tips by experts to keep in mind while creating your Mixed Media artwork

Are you an aspiring artist? Here are 6 tips to keep in mind while creating your Mixed Media artwork (Mali Maeder)
Are you an aspiring artist? Here are 6 tips to keep in mind while creating your Mixed Media artwork (Mali Maeder)
Updated on Jul 17, 2022 01:03 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Woman gives her mother a painting of her with her parents for this sweet reason

Posted by the Instagram page Good News Correspondent, this video shows a woman giving her mother a painting of her with her parents.

The woman's mother with the painting of her with her parents. (Instagram/@goodnewscorrespondent)
The woman's mother with the painting of her with her parents. (Instagram/@goodnewscorrespondent)
Published on Jul 13, 2022 08:49 AM IST

Restored masterpiece: The Isenheim Altarpiece

Matthias Grünewald's paintings are masterpieces of the late Gothic era. After four years of work, experts have restored the painter's famous Isenheim Altarpiece to its former glory.

The Isenheim Altarpiece (Martin Jung/imageBROKER/picture alliance)
The Isenheim Altarpiece (Martin Jung/imageBROKER/picture alliance)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 12:43 PM IST
By, Delhi

Home interior decor tips: Check out these trendy ideas for statement ceilings

Elaborate ceiling designs have been known to accentuate the architecture and elevate the user experience with exciting details ranging from meticulously detailed paintings to strategic play of light. Home interior decor experts share tips and ideas for statement ceilings

Home interior decor tips: Check out these trendy ideas for statement ceilings (Open Atelier Mumbai )
Home interior decor tips: Check out these trendy ideas for statement ceilings (Open Atelier Mumbai )
Updated on May 27, 2022 10:00 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Tips on relocating precious art pieces safely

Moving expensive art furniture demands a tailored approach since the one-solution-fits-all approach doesn't work, given the size and the unique nature of the art pieces. Experts share some important things to consider while moving precious art furniture.

Tips on relocating precious art pieces safely (Photo by HiveBoxx on Unsplash)
Tips on relocating precious art pieces safely (Photo by HiveBoxx on Unsplash)
Updated on May 25, 2022 01:50 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Why this painting at Denmark PM's house garnering praises from Odisha BJP MPs   

Several top BJP leaders from Odisha took to Twitter and shared a picture of the moment as the two premiers shared a lighter moment on the painting that encapsulates the rich culture of India and its coastal state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen as she shows him the painting he gifted her during her last visit to India, at her residence in Copenhagen.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen as she shows him the painting he gifted her during her last visit to India, at her residence in Copenhagen.(PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2022 09:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Painting of historic Tipu Sultan victory over British sold for 6.27 crore

As a visual record of the battle and to commemorate his victory, Tipu Sultan had commissioned a painting of the Battle of Pollilur as part of a large mural for the newly-built Daria Daulat Bagh in Seringapatam in 1784.

This 32-foot / 9-metre Pollilur battlescene - depicting Tipu Sultan's victory - was sold for £630,000.(Image tweeted by @Sothebys)
This 32-foot / 9-metre Pollilur battlescene - depicting Tipu Sultan's victory - was sold for £630,000.(Image tweeted by @Sothebys)
Published on Mar 30, 2022 11:38 PM IST
PTI | , London

Nepal artist breathes life into sacred painting tradition

With a shaved head and an empty stomach, artist Ujay Bajracharya dips his brush to line the eyes of the deity Tara as a soothing Buddhist hymn warbles in the background.

Before work began, he shaved off his hair and clipped his nails, while a Buddhist priest blessed his canvas and selected a day auspicious enough for the artist to commence his labours.((AFP/PRAKASH MATHEMA))
Before work began, he shaved off his hair and clipped his nails, while a Buddhist priest blessed his canvas and selected a day auspicious enough for the artist to commence his labours.((AFP/PRAKASH MATHEMA))
Published on Mar 24, 2022 06:04 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

O'Keeffe painting on display again after restoration from water damage

The late American modernist artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, painted “Spring,” in 1948. It was last seen by the public in 2019. The water damage likely was caused by a tarantula tunnelling through the roof at the artist’s 18th century adobe home in Abiquiú, New Mexico.

O'Keeffe painting on display again after restoration from water damage   (Twitter/ignacioalperin)
O'Keeffe painting on display again after restoration from water damage   (Twitter/ignacioalperin)
Updated on Jan 12, 2022 01:42 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Santa Fe, N.m.

Picasso, Cassatt artworks worth more than $20 million donated to Boston College

The 27 paintings and three drawings collected by Boston College alumnus Peter Lynch and his late wife Carolyn include Picasso’s drawing ‘Head’, Homer’s painting ‘Grace Hoops’ and Cassatt’s watercolour ‘Mother and Child’ apart from works by John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt and Jack Butler Yeats.

Winslow Homer's 1872 Grace Hoops oil on canvas, Picasso, Cassatt artworks worth more than $20 million donated to Boston College (Twitter/peabodyessex)
Winslow Homer's 1872 Grace Hoops oil on canvas, Picasso, Cassatt artworks worth more than $20 million donated to Boston College (Twitter/peabodyessex)
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 08:21 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Boston

Coimbatore's 8 transgender artists to display their paintings at US exhibition

Paintings of eight transgender artists from Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore have been selected for an exhibition at the University of South Florida, United States of America.

Coimbatore's 8 transgender artists to display their paintings at US exhibition(Twitter/ANI)
Coimbatore's 8 transgender artists to display their paintings at US exhibition(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Nov 01, 2021 09:39 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Coimbatore (tamil Nadu) [india]

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
Reuters | , Ardales, Spain

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
ANI |

$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
AFP |

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
PTI |

Vincent van Gogh's exhibit in New York's Manhattan is 'bigger, fancier, deeper'

The heart of the show is the same in each city — a 38-minute digital film projected across the hulking space that dynamically and elegantly weave images from Van Gogh's paintings on the walls and ground to a soundtrack of gentle electronic music and ethereal piano.

Vincent van Gogh's exhibit in New York's Manhattan is 'bigger, fancier, deeper'(Shutterstock)
Vincent van Gogh's exhibit in New York's Manhattan is 'bigger, fancier, deeper'(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 09:32 PM IST
AP |

The Hekking Mona Lisa to go on sale at Christie’s auction house in Paris

Of the many versions of Leonardo da Vinci's painting, few copies have a more fascinating history than the Hekking Mona Lisa. It offers a brilliant insight into changing attitudes over the centuries towards the perceived value of originality versus imitation.

The Hekking Mona Lisa to go on sale at Christie’s auction house in Paris(Bloomberg)
The Hekking Mona Lisa to go on sale at Christie’s auction house in Paris(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 06:10 PM IST
PTI |
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