On the wall of one shop in a particularly hard-hit area in Yemen, artist Alaa Rubil painted a large outline of a man's face, but obscured the eyes, nose and mouth with a cupped palm holding up three sticks of dynamite. Across the street, on the interior wall of a bombed-out apartment building, a piece he calls "Silent Suffering" depicts a skeleton playing a violin as peace signs float around its skull.
A new exhibition and two books on her — the poster artist of Indian contemporary art outside of India, Shilpa Gupta’s journey & works imbued with a quality of mediation, through words, technology, sound, ready her for the AI-revolutionised art world.
Should we bring our knowledge of what an artist or a writer was as a human being to bear on their work? The simple answer is: No.
Colours in master paintings carry hidden meanings and add depth to the emotions conveyed in the artwork. Let's take a look...
A spin-off of Akara, the new gallery Akara Contemporary is housed inside a century-old mansion in south Mumbai's Colaba, and will house the new generation of South Asian and global artists.
When asked by the museum why he ate the banana, the student simply replied that he was hungry after skipping breakfast.
Once the preserve of the royal and the rich, portraiture became a tool for artists Chittaprosad and Somnath Hore to document Bengal famine victims as fellow humans deserving of respect and not just pity.
The National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, will host the exhibition of selected works from the art collection of Air India retained by the government after the airline’s sale to the Tatas.
Modi said Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre "will provide a platform to budding artists and performers to showcase their talent, which in turn encourages more people to take up art professionally",
The first book (The Shaping of the Artist) of a six-book series on Raja Ravi Varma’s life and legacy is set to be released on April 9 at Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara. Here's a sneak peek at some of the images featured in the series.
Vivan Sundaram (1943-2023) changed art practice and awareness in the country through his work and activism. Contemporary artists remember his contributions.
A friend, mentor and critic to fellow artists, Vivan Sundaram changed art practice and awareness in the country through his work and activism.
A Danish artist famous for his towering wooden trolls sent fans on a worldwide quest on March 27 to find his latest creation. Thomas Dambo has created a complex treasure hunt to find "Moon Mother", his 100th troll sculpture, which he said has "crawled into the most secret spot in the forest" to give birth.
Vincent van Gogh’s decision to become an artist was underpinned in good part by his struggles for love and esteem within a thoroughly bourgeois family anxious about its standing.
After he had his kitchen remodeled, a UK man discovered a treasure trove of art dating back to the 16th century.
As part of the initiative 'A Few Degrees More', Vienna's famous Leopold Museum has tilted 15 paintings by the number of degrees unabated climate change could affect the landscapes they depict.
Reliable Copy, which recently launched two books, one each by artists Pushpamala N and Praneet Soi, part of a (Fine) Arts Dissertations series, is a one-of-a-kind publishing house in India, learning to find its place in the world of books.
David Hockney's first immersive show opened to the public in London on February 22 offering a hypnotic, multi-sensory journey through the artist's decades-long career, from sun-drenched California swimming pools to the Normandy countryside. David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further Away) at London's Lightroom runs until June 4.
Stop motion animation, 3-D immersive and augmented reality make their way into the Indian art market.
Forgotten with time, how a 17th century piece was brought back into art discussions.
Started in 2020, The Glass Makers Club charges an annual subscription of Rs 1,000, and hopes to create appreciation and a market for studio glass.
India Art Fair will be on at New Delhi from February 9 - 12. A quick look at what will be on display.
On till February 22, St+Art India Foundation’s Mumbai takeover is a must-visit this season.
A grocery store that features thousands of products made entirely of discarded plastic opened up in the US. The store features regular grocery items with a twist. The store is designed to encourage visitors to think more about the enduring impact of single-use plastics. Watch the video to find out who is behind this art installation and why is it making waves.