Friday, November 24, 2017

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19 Nov 2017

Hitler hated, aide valued

19 Nov 2017 | 1:11 AM

This month a sensational story about art, the Nazis and a part-concealed Jewish identity, stutters to a fascinatingly inconclusive conclusion in Germany with the opening of two exhibitions, one in Bonn and the other in Bern.

A pilgrimage of passion

19 Nov 2017 | 1:11 AM

Photographer, artist, filmmaker, TEDx speaker, dreamer, social worker, activist, CSR adviser for corporates, adventure seeker… Adjectives and titular nouns fall short to describe the prolific Samar Singh Jodha.

12 Nov 2017

How a centuries-old textile comes to life

12 Nov 2017 | 2:44 AM

In 1848 John Ruskin wrote about the buildings of past times in his publication, ‘Seven Lamps of Architecture’ and his sentiment has relevance here: ‘They are not ours.

Picasso & the bitter legacy of terror attack

12 Nov 2017 | 2:44 AM

Walking through Oslo’s government quarter, it’s hard to miss the monumental concrete mural that dominates its central square.

05 Nov 2017

Let music be untamed, undefined

05 Nov 2017 | 2:02 AM

It is unusual to take up the name of a cosmopolitan city as yours without any musical roots. But, when you love a city so dearly, you don’t mind adopting the city’s identity. And that sums up why Jayashri Ramnath is popularly known as Bombay Jayashri.

29 Oct 2017

A maharaja in Paris

29 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

The Maharaja of Indore came to the studio (in Paris) to be photographed, also in Western clothes — sack suits and formal evening dress. He was young, tall and very elegant.

Prima donna of emotions: Lillete Dubey

29 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

Lillete Dubey dons the quintessential ‘many feathers in her hat’ while being a playwright, director, actress, and, most importantly, a very sensitive and instinctive human being.

22 Oct 2017

Between passion and freedom

22 Oct 2017 | 2:09 AM

This is the story of an unsung and little-known artist Jagmohan Lal Dhami. An accomplished artist, he gave up his passion for art and entered the freedom struggle of India.

15 Oct 2017

The secret life of plants

15 Oct 2017 | 2:44 AM

Nobody knows for certain how many species of plants there are.

Dialogue between art and cinema

15 Oct 2017 | 2:44 AM

As a tribute to 19th century revolutionary photographer Eadweard Muybridge, an art gallery in Delhi presents a multimedia exhibition, Horses in the Air.

01 Oct 2017

50 shades of grey

01 Oct 2017 | 12:09 AM

Astate of colourless melancholy can perhaps best describe modernist Indian artist C Douglas’ art, which has evolved under the influence of European expressionist artists such as Anselm Kiefer and Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze, besides the tutelage of A.P. Santhanaraj, L. Munuswamy and K.C.S. Paniker from India.

The reach of art, elsewhere

01 Oct 2017 | 12:09 AM

Sitting, bleary-eyed, in the lounge of an airlines, waiting for my mid-night flight to Europe, I moved, a bit idly I confess, to the newspaper and magazines stand and, to my surprise, found there a copy of Beaux Arts magazine, the wonderful French art journal which I had not seen in a long time.

Magic of ‘the little Picasso’

01 Oct 2017 | 12:09 AM

A 10-year-old refugee, who has attracted global attention and the nickname of “the little Picasso” for his artistic talent, is holding his first exhibition – and donating all the money raised at the event to a sick Serbian boy.