Art / Artists
Valay Shende, India-based video artist and sculptor, often highlights the problems plaguing contemporary urban society through his artwork. For the 14th edition of Firenze4Ever, a charity art auction gala in Florence, he created a huge gold ‘Teddy Bear,’ which was sold for whopping 22,000 Euros. The proceeds of the auction are directed towards aiding those who are affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
Art / Featured / Tattoos
Are you a tattoo lover who also admires historical artworks? If yes, then you’re surely going to admire these museum-worthy tattoos that are paying tribute to some of the iconic works of art history. Probably Picasso, Da Vinci, or Van Gogh comes to your mind when you think some of the world-renowned artists. Keeping the famous artwork alive, people are recreating historic art pieces in...
To express yourself as an artist it is not necessary to indulge in a tedious art form. You can gracefully express your art by simply having an out-of-the-box thinking. HuskMitNavn, a Danish artist, works with his divergent approach and gives life to the paper pieces. His simple yet cleverly approached amalgamation of 2D and 3D with paper folding technique makes his art stand out from...
Art / Design
Etsy, an e-commerce website for niche artisan goods, recently got an artistic renovation at their headquarter in New York. Being a huge supporter of handmade goods merchants, the company wanted their office interior to boast something creative and handcrafted like Rope Lace Artwork. So, they commissioned Slovenian architect and designer Manca Ahlin, who has beautifully given a new home to Slovenia’s famous lace tradition at...
Art / Design / Handicraft
Pottery or poetry by hands… Have you ever wondered where the diyas that light up your home during festivals, the kulhad (earthenware cup) in which your tea tastes the best, the earthen piggy bank in which you used to save pennies for candies come from? Well, it’s the Kumhar Gram (Prajapati Colony) in Uttam Nagar, Delhi where these useful earthen objects are made.
Art / Featured
The Indian Railways is one of the busiest modes of transportation in the world carrying over 30 million passengers daily. But sadly most railway stations in India are chaotic, unhygienic and unorganized. To change that forever in Mumbai, ‘Hamara Station, Hamari Shaan’ initiative brought around 25,000 artists together to transform around 36 railway stations into colourful art galleries in a week.
Art / Design / Featured
Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is an iconic symbol of love that Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built for his wife. Now more than three-and-a-half centuries later, Albert Pascal Shaine, a French prisoner in Maharajganj, UP jail has beautifully recreated the model of Taj Mahal using matchsticks. Replacing the coldness of marble with a warmer material, ‘wood,’ this miniature replica of...
Art / Artists
Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has recently presented his two magnificent creations at World Travel Market (WTM), an event for the global travel industry, in London. The virtuoso artist made a beautiful sculpture of Lord Buddha under the Bodhi tree with a message “World Tourism for Peace.” WTM is a great platform for the entire global travel trade to meet, network, and conduct business. However,...
Art / Featured
Delhi or better known as ‘Dil walo ki Dilli’ is a city that welcomes you with its open arms. The diversity of this city can easily be seen from street foods to multi-cuisine restaurants, from traditional dwellings of Chandni Chowk to modern skyline near Connaught Place, from the comfort of metro trains to long queues at ATMs.
Art / Featured / Offbeat
There’s no doubt that creative minds of artists can turn any object into their canvas. But a Mumbai-based Taxi Fabric project provide taxis as totally unique canvases to emerging artists. Well, this one-of-a-kind initiative, captained by Sanket Avlani, is to connect designers with taxi drivers to give a sassy makeover to the interior of taxis and autorickshaws.