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15
Feb

‘Roosters and bulls dominate my canvases’ – Kirubanandham – Lalithaa Krishnan,THE HINDU

Each illustration offers glimpses of everyday rural life, which takes the viewers back to their younger days An alumnus of the Government College of Fine Arts, both at Kumbakonam and at Chennai, N. Kirubanandham moved to Chennai in 1997 to pursue painting as a profession. “When I conceived a series titled ‘Childhood Memories,’ my thoughts flew to the images imprinted

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14
Feb

House of art – Neeraja Murthy, THE HINDU

Eighty-three-year-old Viswanatham Sita Mahalakshmi Sastry has opened the doors of her house to give space for art Enterprising and enthusiastic are words often used to describe young individuals charging ahead in life to make their dreams come true. Eighty-three-year-old Viswanatham Sita Mahalakshmi Sastry has just done that with the launch of a new art premises VSITA (Sita Sastry’s Premises) at

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14
Feb

Rijksmuseum shows off its Rembrandts in mega show -AP, THE HINDU

Master painter: A cameraman takes a picture of Rembrandt’s ‘self-portrait as the Apostle Paul’ at the Rijksmuseum. 22 paintings, 60 drawings and 300 etchings on display For the first time, and likely the last, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is showing off most of its works by Rembrandt van Rijn in a single exhibition. From imposing portraits to intimate sketches and

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14
Feb

A canvas for the rhino -S B Vijaya Mary,THE HINDU

  Rhinos in South Africa have been given another shot at life through ‘The Rhinos Are Coming’, an initiative that brings together art, conservation and the travel industry If art has its reasons, the reason here is the rhino. In their fight for survival, the rhinos of South Africa have found allies in the artists. Last season, the famed Table

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14
Feb

Many moods of displacement – Sangeetha Devi Dundoo, THE HINDU

  At Iconart, eight artists present a ringside view of displacement through their installations Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Hyderabad’s Iconart gallery asked eight artists to present their interpretation of displacement. ‘Displaced’ explores dimensions, from the physical migration to shift in identities, and is curated by the gallery’s founder Avani Rao Gandra. Over the years, Avani has interacted with art students

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13
Feb

The earth-lover’s guide to India Design ID 2019 – Vangmayi Parakala, THE HINDU

   Tactility and green-ness are two things we’re looking forward to this year In its seventh edition, the annual India Design ID is a gathering of innovators and thinkers in Delhi. As spring sets in, urban planners, designers, decorators and conservationists, all come together to show and tell us about how utility and aesthetics come together. This year’s edition will

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13
Feb

Haren Thakur’s Serene Saga: Story of the soil- Shailaja Tripathi, THE HINDU

The idyllic rural landscape in Haren Thakur’s works doesn’t just delight our visual senses but also quietly urges us to think about our way of living. His medium of rice paper drives the point home even more effectively When complexities of life leave you jaded and befuddled, simple encounters can uplift your spirits. That is what happens when you are

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11
Feb

Blurred lines – Shaun D’Sa, THE HINDU

Madhavan Palanisamy uses the power of storytelling and raw human emotion to create poetry with his lens Shaun D’Sa is the creative director and co-founder of Whoa Mama Design. What is original anymore? The possibility of being identified in an ocean of creative individuals is remote, unless you are a disruptive force or ridiculously entertaining. There are those restless folks,

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11
Feb

Rooms of remembrance – Zahra Amiruddin, THE HINDU

  Artist Dia Mehhta Bhupal attempts to transform ordinary spaces into repositories of memory A bright pink waiting room stands out amidst the white walls of a gallery in Ballad Estate. The room, a temporary construction is a contrast from the brown facades awash with dappled golden light unique to the neighbourhood. It’s a slice of artistic architecture by photographer

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11
Feb

Playful and contemplative -Uma Nair, THE HINDU

  Jitish Kallat returns to painting with “Palindrome/ Anagram” Jitish Kallat’s solo presentation at the just-concluded India Art Fair marked his return to painting after close to a five-year hiatus from the medium. Kallat’s newest works, titled “Palindrome/ Anagram” paintings, draw upon insights from his varying artistic explorations, as well as his work from the mid-nineties, to produce a radical

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