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India’s Mughal era artistic legacy on display in US


July 26th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) An exhibition showcasing the remarkable artistic legacy of India's Mughal era opens here Saturday at the Freer/Sackler galleries, which own one of the world's greatest collections ... Read more...

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Forbidden art: Small band keeping erotic legacy alive (Feature)


March 27th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A small band of artists is exploring taboos of alternative sexuality, erotic love and the body as a medium of extreme expression of anger, passion ... Read more...

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Performance art may be slogan of future


February 25th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India is now using performance art as a revivalist and critiquing device, a tool of social intervention. It was introduced in the country's art space ... Read more...

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Indian footprint growing in Art Dubai


February 5th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Art Dubai, one of the biggest art showcases in the Gulf, is seeking to position itself as a crucial international platform for Middle Eastern and ... Read more...

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Family, friends recall Husain, colossus of Indian art


September 17th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Family, friends and associates relived memories of India's most popular face in contemporary and new media art, M.F. Husain, as the spotlight turned on his ... Read more...

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Indian art 2.0: Rise of the Young Turks


September 8th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The order is shifting in the firmament of contemporary Indian art. The depleting tribe of senior artists -- following the demise of Jehangir Sabavala, M.F. ... Read more...

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India, Canada initiative on art


September 2nd, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 2 (IANS) The National Museum Institute and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute in the capital here will present a four-day special lecture on the indigenous art of ... Read more...

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Bengal famine revisited - through an artist’s works


July 7th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Artist Chittoprasad Bhattacharya chronicled the great Bengal famine of 1943-1944 with sketches of abject human suffering that he experienced as an artist struggling to survive ... Read more...

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Chalk sketch found inside book thought to be Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘first drawing’


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): Tests are being carried out to discover whether an intricate red-chalk sketch of a man with a wispy beard found tucked inside a book is one of Leonardo ... Read more...

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Indian painter to showcase work in Oman


April 4th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat (Oman), April 4 (IANS) Noted Indian painter Murali Nagapuzha will exhibit his artworks at the Indian embassy in Muscat starting April 6.Titled "The Fiction of a Landscape", the painting ... Read more...

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Spotlight on contemporary art at India’s Venice Biennale debut (Lead)


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India's debut at the 54th edition of the prestigious art exhibition Venice Biennale, beginning June 3 in the historic Italian city, will be a ... Read more...

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Spotlight on young artists at India’s Venice Biennale debut


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India's debut face at the 54th edition of the prestigious art exhibition Venice Biennale, beginning June 3 in the historic Italian city, will be ... Read more...

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Beauty potions, creams of 15th-century recreated


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): An art historian and an herbalist have joined hands to recreate some of the creams and potions used by 15th-century women to enhance their looks.Dr Jill Burke and ... Read more...

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Was Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa a man?


February 3rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): For centuries, people have been speculating about who modelled for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.Now, an Italian art historian has claimed that the model in the world's ... Read more...

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Iconic Raphael self portrait under scrutiny after identical painting surfaces


January 28th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Experts are flummoxed after a self-portrait of Renaissance master Raphael, similar to that on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, was uncovered from a bank vault."The two ... Read more...

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Mona Lisa landscape location found


January 10th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) A hidden clue in Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" has led to the identification of the exact location of the landscape which provides the background to the painting, ... Read more...

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The eyes have it: More mystery unfolds in Mona Lisa painting


December 13th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The Mona Lisa painting continues to throw up mysteries, as art experts now claim to have found a set of tiny letters painted into the eyes of the ... Read more...

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Original model for Michelangelo’s Pieta ‘found’


December 1st, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): An art historian from the US claims that he has found the original model created by Michelangelo for one of his greatest works - the 'Pieta' statue.An Italian ... Read more...

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Michelangelo’s David ‘held secret weapon in right hand’


November 20th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): New research has kicked up a controversy, suggesting that Michelangelo's David might have held a secret weapon in his overly large right hand."Bulging with veins, the right hand ... Read more...

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Showcase of Gond art to keep artist’s legacy alive


October 20th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The legacy of tribal artist Jangarh Singh Shyam, who died in Japan in 2001 - but not before starting a whole new tradition of painting ... Read more...

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Painting Found In Buffalo Could Possibly Be A Michaelangelo


October 16th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Kober Family of Buffalo, NY, has possibly been sitting on a gold mine for the last 27 years. It seems that a painting owned ... Read more...

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CWG canvas: 20 top Indian contemporary artists pool work


October 1st, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) An exhibition displaying art by 20 top Indian contemporary artists, "Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference", opened at four simultaneous venues here Friday ahead of the Oct ... Read more...

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Art historian claims denim jeans originated in Italy, not France


September 21st, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): The discovery of paintings by a forgotten 17th century painter has led to an art historian claiming that denim jeans originated in Italy nearly 400 years ago and ... Read more...

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Poland gifts India composer Chopin’s bust


September 7th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A magnificent 28-kg brass bust of renowned Polish composer and pianist Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin will now grace the National Gallery of Modern Art - a gift ... Read more...

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Poland PM’s wife gifts India bust of musician Chopin


September 7th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk's wife, Malgorzata Tusk, handed over the sculptural bust of musician Fryderyk Chopin to National Gallery of Modern Art on Tuesday.National Gallery of ... Read more...

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Head of vandalised statue found after 200 years


September 1st, 2010 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 1 (IANS/AKI) The head of a 15th century statue of the Virgin Mary that was reportedly stolen 200 years ago has finally been found. The head of "The Nativity" marble piece ... Read more...

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‘New Caravaggio’ a copy, admits Vatican


July 27th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): The Vatican's top art historian has accepted that a report in the ecclesiastical state's newspaper, which gave the impression that a recently discovered painting was a Caravaggio, was ... Read more...

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Vatican ‘discovers new Caravaggio’ on painter’s 400-death anniversary


July 19th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): The Vatican has reportedly discovered an unknown painting by Caravaggio as Rome marked the 400th anniversary of the Renaissance master's death.'Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence' was potentially attributable ... Read more...

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Why France’s obsessed with the bottom


December 9th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): France's fascination with the bottom has been laid bare, thanks to a new documentary and book that document how "les fesses" have contributed to civilization.Mixing views of top ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson ‘wanted to study fine art at University’


November 29th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson was reportedly planning to head back to the classroom to become a qualified art historian after his daughter Paris begged him ... Read more...

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‘Islamic art dissolved line between East and West’


September 16th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Art as it developed under Islam reached a level that can be compared to the Renaissance period because it took in various influences and even ... Read more...

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Govt. efforts and media’s role helped in largely containing Swine Flu: Soni


August 29th, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.29 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Saturday claimed that the spread of swine flu pandemic had been largely contained with the efforts of Government and crucial ... Read more...

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UK spy Blunt’s memoirs confirm that he passed secrets to Russia in the 60s


July 23rd, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): British art historian Anthony Blunt's memoirs, which were published for the first time on Wednesday, have confirmed that secrets were passed on to Russia and have shed new ... Read more...

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Wanted: Culture minister with arts background


June 7th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) As the new government looks for a culture minister, the cultural fraternity is keen that it should be a person who is well grounded ... Read more...

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Wooden figure of Christ not Michelangelo’s work: Art historians


May 26th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, May 26 (ANI): A wooden statue bought by the Italian government for 2.5 million pounds and attributed to Michelangelo is a fake, art historians have claimed. The 41cm long figure, named ... Read more...

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