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11
Feb

The medium is the message – Vangmayi Parakala, THE HINDU

  Handmade paper, Gandhi’s other pet-cause for local self-reliance, is infused with meaning at this calligraphy exhibit Here is something not commonly known: In Pudukuppam, a coastal village under an hour’s drive from Puducherry, the spread of malaria was contained by making handmade paper from algae found in the saline water lagoons. It is this message of sustainable solutions that

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11
Feb

Catch it if you can – Madhur Tankha,THE HINDU

If you missed the India Art Fair this year, these three artists are still in a gallery in the city If there’s one thing that can be said about it, the India Art Fair is inclusive, bringing together students from Delhi University to author Vikram Seth, filmmaker Kiran Rao, poet Javed Akhtar and designer JJ Valaya. Then there’s the art

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11
Feb

Art Workshops – Deccan Chronicle,11-02-2019

11
Feb

Art Exhibitions -Deccan Chronicle / 11-02-2019

8
Feb

A world in miniature -Soma Basu, THE HINDU

  Rajasthan State Award winner Mohan Kumar Prajapati is in town to showcase his rich collection of miniatures and teach people the dying art Fifty-year-old Mohan Kumar Prajapati creates timeless worlds using single-hair brushes on a paper called vasli. It consists of three to five sheets of handmade paper held together with natural glue. The thick paper is then mounted on glass

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8
Feb

Holding the world in a grain of sand-MANASA KAMBANNA,THE HINDU

Raghavendra Hegde can create wonders from sand. It can at once be the canvas for multiple images. The artist hopes to take it to a large number of people Slapping a fist full of granules on a fine surface, Raghavendra Hegde creates an endless canvas of images in his modest studio in Bangalore. One image leads to another, and the

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8
Feb

Elephants by the sea -PRIYADERSHINI S,THE HINDU

With their gigantic installation,conservationist Tarsh Thekaekara and artist Shubhra Nayar train the spotlight on the Asian elephant. The show takes place on Fort Kochi beach “We want people to think about nature conservation differently,” say artist Shubra Nayar and conservationist Tarsh Thekkekara of their elephantine project Coexist: Matriarchs of the Earth that opens to the public on Fort Kochi beach today. The

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7
Feb

If the walls could smile… -Aishwarya Upadhye, THE HINDU

  The freshly painted Government Children’s Home for Girls in the city is a cheerful sight thanks to an initiative by Ken Foundation Society The drab beige walls of the Government Children Home for Girls has just brightened up. Fairies, princesses and murals of children in vibrant blues, pinks and reds add a splash of colour to the walls.The walls

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7
Feb

From digital to dexterous hand painting -Sangeetha Devi Dundoo, THE HINDU

Vijit Pillai   | Photo Credit: By arrangement MORE-IN Vijit Pillai re-invents himself with his new art series ‘Maharaja and the Last Supper’ The creative style of Vijit Pillai is one that doesn’t fit into a box. There isn’t a signature style or recurring motif that one easily associates with this artist. His technique and approach to art have evolved over

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7
Feb

Will the real ‘kalamkari’ please stand up?- PRAGATI KB,THE HINDU

Screen-printed imitations of the fabric are affecting the art form a great deal, rue artisans Pantheon Road in Egmore, better known to shopaholics as Cotton Street, is stocked with bright cotton fabrics with hand mudras and Buddhas. Customers and shopkeepers alike, call this fabric kalamkari. One can buy a metre for ₹50. A cotton kalamkari sari at textile shops in the city costs a minimum

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