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Amitabh Bachchan: a 'pencil perception' by Sadashiv Sawant!
On the occasion of Amitabh Bachchan’s 75th birthday, an extremely talented TFODian – artist Sadashiv Sawant has rendered a pencil sketch of the legendary actor. The sketch, stunning in its details, is a hyper-realistic rendition in black and white which succinctly captures the poignancy of emo... read more ›
World of Art
Chai and the City: A Indian-British Collaborative Art-Show
Art and architecture have forever been entwined in a kind of symphony. So have India and the UK; through the centuries. Both countries are also bound by an affinity for chai or tea – albeit both differ markedly in their making and serving rituals. A tea-themed art-show is an intriguing concept, expl... read more ›
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Melissa McCracken: See Music, Paint Music!
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge September 04, 2017 at 02:48 PM
Melissa McCracken was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1990. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from William Jewell College in 2013. Growing up with Synaesthesia, Melissa ultimately veered towards a career in the arts – translating the sounds she hears into colours and forms on canvas! Her pain... read more ›
Art From Behind Bars: Chintan Upadhyay joins the initiative
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge August 10, 2017 at 03:24 PM
Kavita Shivdasani, founder of the NGO Dagar Pathway Trust, has come up with a brilliant idea – with a wonderfully therapeutic, remedial initiative called ‘Art From Behind Bars’ (AFBB) - organized across prisons in Maharashtra. The latest addition to this initiative is reputed Indian arti... read more ›
Dale Chihuly: The Master of Glass Art
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge July 15, 2017 at 01:01 PM
Renowned for his ambitious glass installations in historic cities, museums and gardens across the world, American artist Dale Chihuly could be hailed as the world’s most influential glass artist and entrepreneur. Often criticised for its “empty virtuosity”, many even question if Chihuly&... read more ›
Craft Culture: Bidri and Beyond
Pankti. S June 17, 2017 at 02:25 PM
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see – Edgar Degas India, a culturally rich and diverse nation, has arts and crafts woven into its tapestry, dating back more than 5000 years. Learning about Indian art is like going through the pages of history. As old as the Indian civilization ... read more ›
"Stick to Death" : Art Installation by Amarnath Sharma, Baroda
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge June 13, 2017 at 03:00 PM
On 31st May 2017, on occasion of ‘World No Tobacco Day’, Vadodara Railway Station and HCG Cancer Centre collaborated to create a public message through an art installation “Stick to death”. Well-known installation artist Amarnath Sharma was roped in to create the art-installation. ... read more ›
World of Art
The Art of Keeping Time: Calendar and Clock Reinterpreted
Aparna Rao March 29, 2017 at 01:17 PM
Time, the eternal witness. The one without a beginning or an end. One that heals all yet waits for none. Time is what it takes for the flower to bloom, for the fruit to fall, for the harvest to ripen, for adolescence to mature, for a novice to harden and for youth to mellow. Yet, it remains mysteriously i... read more ›
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Going ‘dotty’: With Elspeth McLean
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge March 14, 2017 at 01:09 PM
Raised in Australia, and now settled in Canada, Elspeth McLean is a tremendously gifted artist who creates intense and intricate artworks entirely out of colourful dots! So, there are big dots and small dots, and very tiny dots – but dots are all they are. Created with acrylic paint and a paint... read more ›
Banksy Opens ‘Walled Off Hotel’ Promoting ‘Conflict Tourism’
Aparna Rao March 14, 2017 at 01:08 PM
Are we talking about a hotel that offers a view of conflict-asserting concrete dividers instead of scenic oceans, of strife-ridden territory in place of misty mountainous terrain? Is that even inviting? Well, that is precisely what this Mediterranean hotel offers – “the worst view in the world... read more ›