Of Nails and Art
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Of Nails and Art

The word “art” is usually analogized with paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, or anything done on a large scale. But the beauty of art is such that it can vary from anything as gargantuan as a cave from the early men days, to something as bijou as a fingernail. Fingernails or …

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J.R.R Tolkien: The Artist
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J.R.R Tolkien: The Artist

Generations have been awed, have grown up with and awed at the spectacle that is, The Lord of the Rings. The high fantasy epic ,set in Middle Earth, has captured the imaginations of people the world over ever since it was first published in the 1950s. The author was J.R.R …

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The legacy on stone: Mahabalipuram
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The legacy on stone: Mahabalipuram

60kms from the city of Chennai, stands the epitome of magnificent, monolithic (single rock) production of Dravidian architecture. On the soft sands of Bay of Bengal, the adroit sculptors of the Pallava dynasty, made the best use of their chisels, carving the elegant monuments at Mahabalipuram in the 7th and 8th century. …

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Million Dollar Paintings
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Million Dollar Paintings

Leonardo Da Vinci, Picasso and MF Husain are some well known painters in the world. In simple terms, painting is the form of art through which people copy their emotions deep within their soul and paste them on paper with the help of some special techniques, individual style and colours …

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Of no signatures: Mithila Paintings
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Of no signatures: Mithila Paintings

Today art is found in art exhibitions in the cities. If we look beyond the contemporary art and rewind a little we will find a plethora of indigenous arts and crafts culture in India. These are the works that began with no signatures. They belonged to no one and therefore …

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The Filmy Owl
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The Filmy Owl

TheFilmyOwl, as she calls it, is 22 year old Angel Bedi’s artistic alter-ego. The NIFT graduate confesses that she has always been that kid who used to doodle in her notebook while the teacher gave notes. Be it her penchant for purple, or the way she uses petals for eyelashes, her …

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Rendezvous with 21st century art!
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Rendezvous with 21st century art!

Beautiful animals, cards, earrings, vase, flowers, different hearts; all with paper strips? 3D? Possible? In 21st century?  Yes! Gone are the days of paper craft, paper envelopes, origami and paper bags. Its paper quilling this season!  An art done using thin paper strips of 3mm, 5mm, 7mm and 10 mm respectively. …

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Lafzo ka khel hain saara…

Being a hardcore fan of old hindi songs, I sometimes wonder where has the golden-era vanished. Songs like ‘Ajeeb daastan hain’ or ‘tujhse naaraz nahi zindagi’ are the songs even the coming generations will never forget. But really, what is this that makes those songs so immortal? While contemplating over …

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Calligraphy
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Calligraphy

When is the last time that you took a pen to jot down something? (Apart from your examinations, of course!) Hard to remember? The phrase “Pen down your thoughts” has an almost redefined meaning nowadays. That’s because we are in an age of technological revolution where everything around us has …

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The Art of Sculpting
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The Art of Sculpting

Sculpting is a form of art that has had a profound effect throughout the ages. The ancient Greeks were well – known for their fabulous sculptures that reflected the vastitude of their civilization and culture. Sculptures refer not only to the big statues that come to our mind as soon …

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