World of sand!
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World of sand!

“Rightly said, man is made of sand, and will one day submerge in sand” Potter’s wheel has a magical impact on mother earth. Pottery is indeed one of the unique skills. It is the integral facet of societies, right from carrying water to take past loved ones, people have relied …

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French art: Craft Personified
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French art: Craft Personified

Enter the French territory and sprays of love just touches the heart with a sense of tranquillity, failing to which the crafty art takes over to spread the emotions in a serene fashion. The French art resides on visual and plastic arts that includes architecture, woodwork, textiles and ceramics. France …

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10 BIZZARE PAINTERS AND THEIR BIZARRE TECHNIQUES
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10 BIZZARE PAINTERS AND THEIR BIZARRE TECHNIQUES

1) Hong Yi paints using basketballs:  Forget fancy brushes and elaborate strokes. Here’s a painter who thinks no brush can tell a story as eloquently as her basketball does! She painted a breathtaking portrait of a basketball player called Yao Ming. 2) Ani K paints with his tongue: This painter …

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EXHILARATING MASTERPIECES OF ALL TIMES: SANDRO BOTICELLI
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EXHILARATING MASTERPIECES OF ALL TIMES: SANDRO BOTICELLI

The typical expression of vivid human creative skills in the visual form is an art.  One such mode of depiction is the wonderland of painting and its forms are absolutely ample. When it comes to Indian paintings, it dates back to a very long tradition which promises wondrous works. But …

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Graffiti - The Banned Art
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Graffiti – The Banned Art

Graffiti, an art often regarded as vandalism, refers to the drawings or writings that have been sprayed on the walls or any other surface which is publically available. Graffiti can be anything from some random paint strokes to a proper art being carved on the public walls. It’s like tagging …

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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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