Tasveer Journal | The Cinemas Project

Watching the audience watch art is an art of a different nature. The audience is changing with the changing formats that display art. And this is not limited to cinema alone. Art galleries, stages, frames, are new. They affect the audience not just in how they experience, but also in what they experience. In recent times, multiplexes have become common in their ubiquity; serving as a … Continue reading Tasveer Journal | The Cinemas Project

A Perspective for Understanding Islamic Art

So, I did not know the meaning of the word Aniconism. I discovered it today. “Aniconism is the practice of or belief in the avoiding or shunning of images of divine beings, prophets or other respected religious figures, or in different manifestations, any human beings or living creatures.” Via Wikipedia And thanks is due, to this article: “Depending on which school of thought a Muslim belongs … Continue reading A Perspective for Understanding Islamic Art

Trash, Art and Movies | Pauline Kael

Oh yes, I’ve committed celluloid blasphemy – I once told a friend that I didn’t quite enjoy Kurosawa movies. Needless to say, he was aghast. Truth is I just didn’t enjoy the movie. It probably was all the background about his genius that did not allow me to watch a movie the way I like to watch a movie. That time, I couldn’t explain to my friend … Continue reading Trash, Art and Movies | Pauline Kael

Politically Correct Art | Capitalism Magazine

Art has a license – a broad one – which allows it to interpret reality. What are the limits to such a license? Are there (and should there be) and limits at all? “Facts and history are nowhere nearly as important to diversity-multiculturalists as symbolism, but if it’s symbolism that New Yorkers want, why not go all the way? Here’s my suggestion for ‘the artistic … Continue reading Politically Correct Art | Capitalism Magazine

Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was | Vivian Maier

There’s an artist all around us. Usually the famous ones are the one’s we never know, but you never know how an artist – who lurks and lives amongst us is one that has so much of talent in her. “Picture this: quite possibly the most important street photographer of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never … Continue reading Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was | Vivian Maier

The R.A.P.E. Show | Expressing their insecurities

A few days ago, we had posted an invitation to the R.A.P.E. Show. The Hindu, today carried an article about this show. “‘The exhibition seeks to bring in a variety of visual responses to the atrocious notion of seeing women as secondary citizens. Why should women be objectified? Despite all the feminist interventions, women are still subjected to discrimination in the public and private domains. … Continue reading The R.A.P.E. Show | Expressing their insecurities

Art, Obscenity, Philosophy, Poetry and freedom of expression. | Sandeep Bhalla’s Blog

I read this on Sandeep Bhalla’s Blog. “The Nude in contemporary art, a perennial art subject, considered to be the greatest challenges in art has still not lost its charm and focuses on how the human form has been re-interpreted by the emerging and influential artists today. The paintbrush has become a powerful tool of expression as the pen is for some, and has thus … Continue reading Art, Obscenity, Philosophy, Poetry and freedom of expression. | Sandeep Bhalla’s Blog

Masters of Indian Art | V.S.Gaitonde

Gaitonde’s works are known for evoking subliminal depths. Plain, large surfaces with paint layered subtly characterize his work. His paintings have a quality of light that seems to be complete in itself. Gaitonde experimented with shapes and form in his paintings. He depicted the real world through ethereal and complex paintings in his own abstract way. He believed in meticulous planning for his artworks. His … Continue reading Masters of Indian Art | V.S.Gaitonde