Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicArt and culture

Topic: Art and culture

DAG redefines Indian ‘masterpieces’. Beyond Ravi Varma, there’s Ambadas, Nicholas Roerich

The ‘Iconic Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art’ exhibition in Mumbai brings together 50 works spanning 200 years and an array of artists you wouldn’t normally see under one roof.

This Tamil Nadu IFS officer saves environment by day, and draws what she protects by night

The 2013-batch officer — an ex-techie who’s working on tech-based initiatives to help the forest department — has just self-published a calendar with her own art.

India shelves Bangladesh artist Rokeya Sultana’s exhibit, cites ‘anger’ over Durga Puja riots

The solo exhibition by Rokeya Sultana was to have been held in Delhi and Kolkata between 23 October and 11 December. It has been indefinitely postponed.

‘Prettiest to ugliest’: Chinese artist ranks 5,000 women in his exhibit, art gallery says sorry

Art gallery OCAT Shanghai has been shut since 18 June afternoon, after it issued an apology for promoting artist Song Ta whose exhibit sparked outrage on social media.

Covid hit London exhibition, artist Krishen Khanna paints at Gurugram home & you can see online

The virtual exhibition focuses on Krishen Khanna's new paintings from famous 'Bandwalla' series, which captured his attention in the late 1970s.

US has highest number of museums but China draws most visitors: Study

Many are familiar with the Louvre in France, the world’s most famous and visited museum. But there are other interesting choices that deserve their place on a bucket list.

Abanindranath Tagore, harbinger of Bengal’s renaissance who remained Swadeshi by brush

Founder of the Indian Society of Oriental Art, Abanindranath brought nationalism to Indian art in 20th century Bengal.

Modi govt to recognise artistes, painters, writers as professionals

Ministry of skill development has no category at present to define people from creative fields as professionals; Centre to create database of such people.

On Camera

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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