Art

Van Gogh, Matisse paintings at risk of fading
Van Gogh, Matisse paintings at risk of fading

Paintings by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh and French painter Henri Matisse are at risk of fading as the artworks are losing their bright yellow hues due to chemical reactions in the paint.

Indian Buddhist art exhibition opens in Singapore

 An exhibition showcasing over 80 pieces of rare Buddhist art from India opened on Thursday at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore.

Costumes that go into Indian dances
Costumes that go into Indian dances

A common man differentiates between Odissi and Bharatnatyam through the dancer's dress; he may not understand the dance at all but through the costumes he can set one apart from the other, says costume designer Sandhya Raman.

India reaffirms commitment to producing affordable AIDS medication

India, which is facing intense Western pressure to stop making generic AIDS drugs, has reaffirmed its determination to continue providing affordable medicines to everyone with HIV.

Workshop to revive interest in Bengal's shellac dolls

A two-day workshop will be held to revive interest in the dying technique of applying shellac on terracotta. The aim is to revive interest in the age-old art form, an official said.

A painting in blood to support Kerala port

 To express support for the proposed construction of Vizhinjam port near here, a colourful painting was made on Saturday using blood donated by 14 individuals from as many districts.

Exhibition to promote upcoming artists

 Seven upcoming artists with varied styles of art have been selected by art connoisseur Pragati Agarwal to be showcased in a year long special exhibition featuring one artist every month.

Haryana to set up three museums

 The Haryana government will set up three museums, including the largest one at Panchkula town, a top official said on Sunday.

Ramayana miniatures go on show in Canberra
Ramayana miniatures go on show in Canberra

An exhibition of 101 vintage miniature paintings that string together a grand narrative of the ancient Indian epic 'Ramayana' opened at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) here, said a statement.

No winning or losing in art: Helen Mirren
No winning or losing in art: Helen Mirren

Veteran actress Helen Mirren feels award shows are pointless as acting goes far beyond the accolades of winning an award.

Rothko painting sells for $46.5 million in NY auction

A Mark Rothko painting sold for $46.5 million Tuesday at a Sotheby`s auction in New York, an evening in which several records were set including one for a work by German artist Sigmar Polke.

Interactive sessions for children at National Museum
Interactive sessions for children at National Museum

From storytelling to theatre and from scriptwriting to printmaking, the National Museum is all set to organise summer workshops for children from May 17, organisers said.

Belgian varsity honours Tagore with his statue
Belgian varsity honours Tagore with his statue

Belgium’s most prestigious and largest university in the city of Leuven, 26 km from Brussels, has honoured India’s world renowned poet, artist and humanist Rabindranath Tagore by erecting his statue in the university premises.

Tagore's love for science to be showcased
Tagore's love for science to be showcased

An exhibition highlighting Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's scientific bent of mind will travel through east and northeast India beginning May 9, organisers said on Wednesday.

Looted Nazi painting returned to heir of owner in New York

 A 17th century painting stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish German art curator in Paris who was later murdered at Auschwitz was returned to the late owner`s daughter at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday.

India, Nepal to work together in arts, culture
India, Nepal to work together in arts, culture

With a view to enhancing the close and friendly relations between India and Nepal, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday between the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the New Delhi-based Lalit Kala Akademi for promotion of and cooperation in the field of art and culture.

An exhibition for art lovers!
An exhibition for art lovers!

Every artist has a unique and distinct style of producing something new and innovative. 

Photo exhibition of Delhi's baolis to be put up
Photo exhibition of Delhi's baolis to be put up

 The photographs of the historical baolis (stepwells) in the national capital, along with earliest findings of the water bodies, will be put on display at an exhibition to celebrate the World Heritage Day on April 18, organisers said on Friday.

International Centre for Arts and Culture in Meghalaya soon

 An International Centre for Performing Arts and Culture is coming up at Mawkasiang, about 11 km from here and its foundation stone would be laid by Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on April 23.

Titanic deckchair may fetch 80,000 pounds at UK auction
Titanic deckchair may fetch 80,000 pounds at UK auction

 One of a handful of deckchairs salvaged from the wreck of the doomed liner Titanic could fetch up to a whopping 80,000 pounds at an auction in UK.