Saturday, 3 December, 2022

Topic: art

There is a science-arts sweet spot that is helping people get through Covid

A study of adult mental health during Covid-19 found that more than a fifth of a 70,000-person sample engaged more with the arts during lockdown than before.

ArtChainIndia, a peer-support movement helping artists tide over the Covid crisis

The social media initiative encourages artists to sell their work directly on Instagram & support fellow artists by buying their work.

Enfant terrible of Indian art, F.N. Souza was not just a painter but also a brilliant writer

Not a painting, but Souza’s essay ‘Nirvana of a Maggot’ was what first got him acclaim before he became one of India’s most successful artists.

Charulata to Edward Hopper — coronavirus quarantine is breathing life into art again

There is relatability in minimalist art and by reviving it, we are contemplating our own architecture of loneliness during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Art in the time of CAA-NRC protests: India is seeing a creative renaissance under Modi & Shah

Anti-CAA protests are not in news because of Naseeruddin Shah or Javed Akhtar. They are in news because all Indians have taken to the streets to sing and paint against it.

Art to sacrifices: How the horse became important in 18th century India

Horses in the 18th century even had their own portraits and manuals. This was also the time the Mughal empire was declining.

One of the world’s biggest porn sites takes a dive into fine art

Pornhub, a popular porn site, is partnering a gallery in Los Angeles to present an exhibition on pleasure and sexuality.

Caste no bar, class no bar, art no bar: Justice Chandrachud on why freedom and art are soulmates

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud at a recent event spoke about Dalit Panthers, Toni Morrison, Banksy and how art has provided liberation to the oppressed.

Investing in art & making a fortune is not as easy as it sounds

It is human nature to look only at the big winners, while failing to include the impact of the losers.

CBSE makes Arts a compulsory subject from next academic session

Apart from the four major spheres of music, dance, visual arts and theatre, CBSE has recommended introducing culinary art from classes 6 to 8.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.