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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Arts

Adolf Hitler’s Globe Auctioned For USD 65,000 In US

New York(PTI): A personal globe belonging to German dictator Adolf Hitler has been sold for USD 65,000 at an auction in the US. The personal terrestrial globe, a unique relic, was taken as a souvenir from Hitler's residence at Berchtesgaden in Germany on May 10, 1945 by John Barsamian, an American soldier at the end of the World War II. The...

Rare Pencil Portrait Of Gandhi At Sotheby’s Sale

London(PTI):  A rare 1931 pencil portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by artist John Henry Amshewitz, will go under the hammer at the Sotheby's auction here on July 11. The sketch that features Gandhi writing something intensely whilst seated on the floor, is inscribed by him with the words "Truth is God / MK Gandhi / 4.12.'31." Estimated at a price between Rs...

Goan Artist Paints The Death And Rebirth Of Lisbon

New Delhi (PTI): In November 1755, the capital city of Portugal was hit by an earthquake. Lisbon, known for its architectural heritage, was razed to the ground minutes later by a tsunami destroying whatever little was spared. The city was decimated. But with time, it recreated itself rebuilding the architecture which has awed Goa-based artist Deviprasad C Rao to produce a body...

Remembering Immortals, Artist Rita Jhunjhunwala’s Way

New Delhi(PTI): It was as a girl of nine that artist Rita Jhunjhunwala attended one of Lal Bahadur Shastri's motorcades, and the former Indian Prime Minister's iconic slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' was etched on her memory forever. "I remember we were so influenced by his message that we stopped consuming ann (grains) once in a week," she says. To celebrate...

Monumental Neglect: Syed H Raza’s Memories In Ruins

Mandla in Madhya Pradesh (PTI): An ancient tree, a dilapidated school building and its sepia tinted admission record circa 1931, are perhaps the only tactile remnants of Syed Haider Raza's early childhood that was spent in the thinly populated village of Kakaiya here. While the staff of Shaskiya Madhyamik Shala hasn't forgotten the iconic modernist painter, the visible sense of dejection...

Sandy Message: Sudarsan’s Appeal On Sand For ‘No Cracker’ Diwali

Puri: Appealing for a ‘No Cracker’ Diwali celebration, globally famous sand sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik created an exquisite sand art on Puri beach today. The internationally acclaimed artist Sudarshan Pattanaik who has donned the garb of a social activist created the sand sculpture of Goddess Laxmi with a message “No Crackers. Save Nature. Happy Diwali.” The Padma Shri Awardee artist also...

Sand Artist Sudarsan Patnaik’s Record 30 Feet High sculpture Of Lord Jagannath

Puri: World renown sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik and his students have made a record 30 feet high sand sculpture of Lord Jagannath on the occasion of New Year at Puri sea beach to welcome the New Year. Claimed the world’s biggest sand art of 30 feet high and 60 feet wide, the gigantic sculpture has turned a centre of...

A Walk To Remember: Artist Paints His Sojourns In Forest

New Delhi(PTI): Inspiration can strike anytime. For city-based artist Vimal Chand, it was the time spent walking through south Delhi's Jahanpanah City Forest as a boy which left an indelible mark on his intrinsic artistic soul. The intimacy he developed with nature during his childhood days has found its way into his latest collection of artworks that is now on...

Sudarsan Pattnaik Offers Sandy Tribute To Goddess Of Knowledge Saraswati

Puri: Globally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaikwho wears many a feather on his hat today dedicated a sand sculpture of Goddess of Knowledge on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami or Saraswati Puja. In his reverence to the goddess Sudarshan Pattnaik took to Twitter and shared the pictures of the beautiful sand art tribute. He mentioned : “Our SandArt...

Waste Is Beautiful: Museum Showcases Exhibits Made From Scrap

Berhampur(PTI): A unique museum has come up in this Silk City in south Odisha displaying exhibits made from scrap. The initiative, as part of institutional waste management, has been taken by the ITI here. Models of horse carts, flower vases, aeroplane radars, machine guns and old bikes and bicycles, all made from scrap like cycle chains and iron rods have found...

INTACH To Document Heritage Sites Along Mahanadi River In Chhatisgarh And Odisha

Sambalpur(PTI): Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) today launched a programme for documentation of the tangible and intangible heritage sites along both sides of Mahanadi river, sources in it said today. Seven teams of culture enthusiasts will cover nearly 1000 kilometres on both side of the river Mahanadi under the project. INTACH Chairman Maj Gen(Retd) L K Gupta...

Assam Bureaucrat Trains His Lens On Nature, Wildlife

Guwahati(PTI): The close-up of a wild buffalo staring at the camera, a fleecy sky overlooking a fenced path and the curious gaze of a child were some of the images put on display at an exhibition by Sanjib Gohain Boruah, a bureaucrat by profession and a photographer by passion. Currently serving as the secretary to the Assam Governor, Gohain Boruah's...

108 Sand Shiva Lingas Created At Puri Beach

Puri(PTI): Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today created 108 sand Shiva Lingas at Puri beach on the occasion of 'Maha Shivaratri'. While each Shiva Linga is about 2 feet high, there is also a 5 feet high idol of Lord Shiva. "We pray to Lord Shiva for World peace", said Sudarsan who participated in over 50 international sand art championships and...

Miniature Art: Mukul Dey, A Man On A Micro Mission

Kolkata(PTI): Mukul Dey squeezes his big ideas into small packages. Dey, a self-made miniature artist, makes tiny books and diaries that can be easily tucked into a seed or a chickpea. Bizarre as it may sound, Dey has been devoting a major part of his day over the past three decades making these miniscule notebooks, some of which have won...