PM received gifts worth Rs 3.11 lakh on foreign tours: RTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received 65 gifts worth Rs 3.11 lakh during his foreign visits in the past ten months since assuming charge last year, an RTI query revealed.

Painting exhibition on Buddha held in Singapore

 Thousands of tourists and Singaporeans have attended the first ever week-long contemporary art exhibition on Gautama Buddha ahead of the Vesak Day on June 1.

I am not an artist: Gulzar

Legendary lyricist-poet Gulzar, who has revealed a new side of him with his charcoal sketches published for the first time, says he doesn't consider himself as an artist.

Sylvester Stallone to exhibit paintings
Sylvester Stallone to exhibit paintings

Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone will exhibit his art work in Nice, France, from this weekend.

Syrian artist Shamma brings civil war portraits to London

An exhibition of paintings by Syrian artist Sara Shamma has opened in London, showcasing pictures of people caught up in her country`s civil war.

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

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

Paintings by goat in US selling for USD 40 each


Washington: A four-year-old goat in the US dubbed 'Vincent van Goat' has learned how to paint, and the animal's colourful artwork is selling for as much as USD 40 each.

A celebration of India-China ties through paintings

Two lifesize paintings of Mahatma Gandhi and a watercolour depicting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping are among the array of artworks by a group of Chinese artists on display here.

Modern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch USD 100M
Modern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch USD 100M

Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least USD 100 million when they go on auction in London next year.

Veteran artist captures Lord Shiva's cosmic dance on canvas

Kolkata: In a new series of paintings, veteran artist Uma Bardhan has captured the different motions of creation, destruction and salvation as reflected in the 'Tandav' dance of Lord Shiva.

Picasso auction in US nets $4.6 mn
Picasso auction in US nets $4.6 mn

A ‘Picasso through the eyes of a connoisseur’ auction in New York brought in $4.6 million for close to 100 works by the Spanish painter.

40,000 year old paintings excavated in Asia may rewrite history of art

A recent excavation project disclosed that art may not have originated in Europe but also along the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Prized Possessions
Prized Possessions

Rama Sreekant

Be it Burmese rubies or a handmade gold-finished golf set, luxuristas give us a sneak peek of their one precious piece of luxury.

Andy Warhol`s Marilyn Monroe work fetches USD 41 million

Two works by iconic pop artist Andy Warhol including a painting of screen icon Marilyn Monroe have, fetched USD 100 million.

EC seeks report on Narendra Modi`s speech on Mamata Banerjee`s paintings

Taking suo motu cognisance, the Election Commission Monday sought a detailed report from the district administration in West Bengal`s Hooghly on BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi`s speech raising questions about Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s painting being sold at an exorbitant price.

Paintings vandalised in India on exhibition in Pak

Nearly five months after many paintings by Pakistani artists were vandalised in Ahmedabad, 42 of them have finally returned home and are being exhibited at a gallery here.

US professor helps authenticate Van Gogh painting

A professor with Rice University in the US state of Texas has helped to authenticate a painting by Vincent van Gogh in an Amsterdam museum with digital sleuthing, the varsity said Thursday.

Picasso paintings fetch over $6 mn at auction

Two Pablo Picasso paintings belonging to his granddaughter Marina`s personal collection sold for more than 5 million euros ($6.6 million) at an auction here Thursday.

Works of Husain, Pakistani artists to be auctioned at Sotheby`s

Works of Indian contemporary artists, including two paintings by late M.F. Husain, and Pakistani painters will go under the hammer at Sotheby`s in London for its Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art sale June 11.

Paintings return to England for first time in 230 years

A world-class collection of oil paintings returning from Russia to England is like the treasures of the Forbidden City returning to Beijing, the exhibition curator said.