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Art and Train Stations in India: Recognising the Symbiosis
Aparna Rao September 26, 2016 at 01:18 PM
Street art, per se, might not be a new phenomenon. Indeed, as old as human history itself, art in the public realm has been as rich a source of historical record and contemporary communication as any out there. From ancient cave paintings to regional traditional art forms, to government sponsored campaign... read more ›
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Art Adorning Architecture: Mind Blowing Mosaics
Aparna Rao August 04, 2016 at 03:33 PM
As a basic, inexpensive and consequentially, popular art form in which patterns or pictures are created using colourful pieces of stone, ceramic or glass set in a mortared surface, mosaics have had a ubiquitous existence through space and time. Historically, mosaics adorning walls, ceilings, floors of bui... read more ›
The Bird Project by Open Studio: Flocking Together for the Winged Spirits
Aparna Rao May 27, 2016 at 05:31 PM
In the stranglehold of scientific jargon and methodology that usually informs the now critical issue of sustainability, saving the earth and its endangered environment, and of protecting and preserving species which face imminent extinction due to mindless human development and consumption, there is the d... read more ›
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Art+Café: Tantalising Twosomes from around the World
Aparna Rao May 24, 2016 at 12:53 PM
What’s it with galleries displaying art works and cafes serving up beverages and short-eats, we wonder? Why one must go with the other, and when they do come together, why are they such irresistibly attractive magnets of social life? Take the restaurant Samovar (cover image), for example, from our o... read more ›
Yusuke Asai's Wondrous Art: On the Walls of Indian Schools
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge April 07, 2016 at 11:03 AM
While a lot of NGOs and social services seem ephemeral and unrealistic, and far too virtuous to be true – some sparkling examples certainly give a reason to hope and believe. One such initiative is the Wall Art Festival, organized since the last ten years in the Niranjana Public Welfare School in a ... read more ›
Handimals: by Guido Daniele
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge February 18, 2016 at 04:35 PM
Yet another type of art that goes viral in the digital age – without most of it getting rightly credited to its maker – is hand painting! This is a peek into the handimal world of Guido Daniele – an Italian artist who creates these incredibly realistic looking animal figures – on h... read more ›
Hyper-realistic 3D Art: Sushant Rane, Mumbai
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge February 18, 2016 at 02:06 PM
Want a fried egg – sunny side up? Grab the fork and the knife next to it and dig into its delightful golden yolk and the crispy white! But wait – ask if it is served up by Sushant Rane – and you will have to think twice! Because the egg is not real….nor is the knife and fork! That... read more ›
Public Art Installations: by Kanika Bawa, Mumbai
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge February 17, 2016 at 12:50 PM
The multi-faceted, multi-talented Kanika Bawa, of Tattwam Designs, registered as a Design Consultant on TFOD by virtue of her all-encompassing repertoire of work in design and décor, has over the years, surfaced as an artist and steadily garnered a solid reputation in the field of art installations... read more ›
Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2016: Mumbai's Pride
Ar. Mansi Biyani February 15, 2016 at 04:08 PM
The Kala Ghoda arts festival in Mumbai is one of the biggest free cultural festivals in the world. Initiated with the objective to conserve the unique heritage of South Mumbai, as an art district, the event encompasses music, dance, theatre, fine arts, photography, cinema, and more. Through seminars, work... read more ›
On Rent: Van Gogh's Iconic Bedroom on Airbnb!!!
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge February 13, 2016 at 06:15 PM
Who ever thought of spending a night in Van Gogh’s iconic ‘bedroom’?? Well, the ad gurus at Leo Burnett did! And so the Art Institute of Chicago recreated the room and it is now on rent for $10 a night on Airbnb!  read more ›
St+Art Delhi: Jazzing the Streets with Art!!
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge February 13, 2016 at 04:44 PM
And while on Street Art, let’s take a look at some remarkable street art happening closer home! In Delhi with St+Art – an ongoing Delhi city festival , where the streets are being transformed with artists from all over the world have gathered to – literally – “paint the town ... read more ›
Manousos Chalkiadakis: Master Ceramist from the Shores of Greece
Ar. Mansi Biyani January 25, 2016 at 05:23 PM
The word craft feels so provincial and unimaginative - conjuring whimsical images of cups, bowls, vases that range from the minimal to the eccentric, and the abstract to the explicit. Yet ceramics have been reborn in recent years, considered as an affirmative art; interestingly developed by artists around... read more ›
Pune Biennale: The City, Its People and Its Art
Dr. Kiran Shinde October 23, 2015 at 12:58 PM
Having worked on the masterplan for Pune as well as several other urban development projects and heading the alma mater of future architects of the city had given Dr. Kiran Shinde the opportunity to participate in shaping the future of his home city, Pune.  But, with a background of training with gre... read more ›
Abstract Photography: Exploring Light
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge October 13, 2015 at 06:05 PM
Ar. Mayank Ghedia, a graduate from the M. S. University of Baroda, is a co-owner in the Ahmedabad-based design practice, Associated Architects Pvt Ltd. AAPL was founded in 1993 by four friends, batch-mates at college and the studio has traversed an interesting journey so far. Mayank’s personal passi... read more ›
God, Sex & The City : an anthology of the work of Francis Newton Souza
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge September 21, 2015 at 11:46 PM
"Birth" - by F. N. Souza (1924 - 2002) - was sold at a staggering $4.01 million (approx. Rs 27 crores) at a Christie's sale in New York, last week. The painting which was picked up by the Harmony Arts Foundation run by Tina Ambani, for $2.5 million in 2008 - has now been bought by ... read more ›
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The Festival of India: A Celebration of South East Asian Culture
Amrita Ravimohan Nayak September 21, 2015 at 11:40 PM
This autumn the Victoria & Albert Museum, London will display in the Festival of India exhibition around 200 objects that illustrate the skills, variety and adaptability of Indian textile makers, ranging from the earliest known Indian textile fragments to contemporary fashion. The exhibition which sta... read more ›
Anish Kapoor & The ‘Queen’s Vagina’: Controversy at the Palace of Versailles
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge June 25, 2015 at 01:59 PM
Indo-British artist Anish Kapoor was invited to display his sculptures in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. The exhibition, open to public from the 9th of June, is set against the Baroque opulence of the 17th century palace (home to the last French king, Louis XVI and his queen, Marie Antoinette) a... read more ›
Gorgeous Ganeshas
Sandhya Bordewekar Gajjar August 28, 2014 at 05:18 PM
Baroda-based artist-couple Rajendra and Avani Dindorkar run Shree Aditya Fine Arts where they teach drawing, painting, sculpture and other plastic art forms. “Shree Ganesha Swarup” was a grand art show they held on the occasion of the Ganapati festival this year; featuring more than 125 stunni... read more ›
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Kancheepuram Sarees: Revival of Indian Heritage
Sandhya Bordewekar June 21, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Simrat Chadha and Nalini of Shilpi bring alive the classic Kancheepuram saree, with near-forgotten designs and colour combinations. Mala and Pradeep Sinha of Bodhi Baroda joined hands with the revivalists to bring 125 of the classic revived Kancheepuram sarees (in pure cotton, cotton-silk blends and pure ... read more ›
Art in the Elements
Ar. Priyanka Malik June 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM
An Artist, an Architect, an Urban designer, Srinivas Babu Angara has many facets to his personality but one known to many is his artistic side. Having been introduced to the field of art at an early age, Srinivas has come a long way; exhibited his work in distinguished art galleries and has also rendered ... read more ›
Home Is Where The Art Is
Aniruddha Mahale March 29, 2014 at 05:17 PM
What are the requisites when curating art for home? What kind of art does one buy, and how does one create a collection? But most importantly, how does curating art for the home change everything? read more ›
Amit Ambalal's animals in Amdavad ni Gufa!
Sandhya Bordewekar February 28, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Last week, for the first time in many years, the Amdavad ni Gufa threw open its doors to a quixotic show of Recent Sculptures by veteran Ahmedabad-based artist, Amit Ambalal. Replete with Ambalal’s trademark humour, the monkeys, dogs, elephants, tigers and other human-animal characters traipsing in ... read more ›
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Platforms for Art: The London Tube!!
Sandhya Bordewekar February 27, 2014 at 07:19 PM
The Tube is integral to life in London. In my visit there in November 2013, I came across a curious kind of artwork mounted unobtrusively on a wall of every station I alighted on. An abstract work, made in stark black and white, caught one’s eye by its sheer starkness as large multi-coloured Christm... read more ›
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A book bridging art and architecture
Sandhya Bordewekar February 11, 2014 at 01:34 PM
Vishwa Shroff is an artist trained in Baroda and Birmingham and Katsushi Goto is an architect trained in Tokyo and London. At their shared studio in Tokyo where they now live and work, Vishwa makes her quixotic artworks while Goto is busy with architectural design and drawings. Sometimes, their work conve... read more ›
Frozen Beauty, Fragile Strength
Sandhya Bordewekar January 21, 2014 at 05:08 PM
On December 27, 2013, sculptor Gagji Monpara was awarded the Gujarat Gaurav Puraskar by the Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi and Government of Gujarat. Born in 1965, Gagji studied architecture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, and presently teaches Art & Craft at the Reliance School in Jamnagar. A fine c... read more ›
Beyond documentation: The Photographs of Dr. Jyoti Bhatt
Sandhya Bordewekar December 14, 2013 at 02:16 PM
The ability to capture and infuse an ‘expressive, personalized quality’ in an image captured with a camera manifests itself in Dr. Jyoti Bhatt’s extraordinary documentation of rural and tribal people, their life, work and art and craft forms. Tasveer Art Gallery, a Bangalore-based gallery dedicated to sho... read more ›