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  • Picasso painting reveals hidden man June 18, 2014

    Washington: Curators and scientists are revealing they've found a hidden painting beneath the surface of one of Pablo Picasso's earliest masterpieces from 1901, "The Blue Room," at The Phillips Collection in Washington. Over the past five years, conservators and scientists from the museum, the National Gallery of Art, Cornell...
  • Australian gallery removes stolen Shiva idol after minister rap March 26, 2014

    Australia's prestigious National Gallery has removed the USD 5-million statue of Shiva Nataraja it had bought from a tainted Indian-origin antique dealer after a top minister lashed out at it for failing to check the idol's ownership. The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra is continuing its cooperation with the...
  • Aligarh Muslim University art gallery restored after 80 years March 21, 2014

    More than 60 artists are displaying their work at the Aligarh Muslim University art gallery which has been restored after nearly 80 years. AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. (retd) Zameer Uddin Shah said the gallery, with its ornate architecture, spacious capacity and beautiful ambience, would inspire young and upcoming artists to...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • PM inaugurates T2 terminal at Mumbai airport January 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated the newly built international terminal (T2) at Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji airport and said it marks the beginning of a fresh chapter in development of civil aviation industry. "This shows our ability to build world class infrastructure. The T2 is truly first class terminal,"...
  • Rs 11 crore to restore National Art Gallery in Tamil Nadu October 19, 2013

    Chennai: The over 100yearold National Art Gallery at the museum of Egmore is set for a major face lift with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa allocating Rs 11 crore for repairs and forming an expert committee for its restoration. The allocation was based on a report given by an expert panel, which said...
  • Malala painting to hang in UK Portrait gallery September 12, 2013

    London: A painting of Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is going on display alongside British luminaries at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The portrait by artist Jonathan Yeo shows the teenager doing her homework. It was painted months after Yousafzai, then 15, was shot by the Taliban as she traveled...
  • Art gallery exhibiting Pakistani artists' paintings vandalised August 17, 2013

    An art gallery exhibiting works by Pakistani artists was vandalised on Friday by alleged VHP activists, who tore all the paintings and ransacked furniture. Around 20 people were involved in the vandalism at AmdavadniGufa, witnesses said. "How can paintings of Pakistani artists be allowed to be on display in Ahmedabad...
  • Air India art collection showcased for first time August 16, 2013

    Eclectic artworks by Indian masters M F Husain, S H Raza, K H Ara and B Prabha among others, owned by Air India and housed in its various offices across the country, have been brought together for display for the very first time as part of a brand building exercise. Select...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on fundamentalists, extremists February 10, 2013

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the people who find a reason to protest against almost everything. ...
  • Artists question curbing freedom of expression February 7, 2013

    We saw it in case of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', Salman Rushdie's visit to Kolkata and most recently, in the case of Kashmir's first all girls rock band and art exhibitions in Delhi and Bangalore; creative freedom seems to be at the receiving end of protests by fringe groups. Here's the...
  • FTN: Is artistic freedom in jeopardy in India? February 6, 2013

    A Bangalore art academy was forced to remove three paintings following protests on Monday, before that organisers of an art exhibition in Delhi also faced a similar scenario in this case, the VHP demanded to shut down the exhibition. ...
  • The Last Word: Why is Indian society unable to stand up for freedom of expression? February 6, 2013

    The VHP's women wing on Wednesday continued to disrupt an exhibition at Delhi Art Gallery saying it portrayed women in a bad way. ...
  • The body has always been revered as a form of art: Ina Puri February 6, 2013

    Is art under siege in India? Art curator Ina Puri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. If art is to be dismissed in similar manner, then what would happen to the different temple structures and other archeological sites? Asked by: EMathew ...
  • Delhi Art Gallery under attack, VHP wants nude paintings removed February 6, 2013

    A Bangalore art academy was forced to remove three paintings following protests on Monday, before that organisers of an art exhibition in Delhi also faced a similar scenario in this case, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad demanded to shut down the exhibition. ...
  • VHP women wing protests outside Delhi Art Gallery February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: An art exhibition at the prestigious Delhi Art Gallery has run into trouble with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. The VHP's women wing, Durga Vahini, protested outside the gallery against the exhibition that showcases a retrospective on modern nude art on Wednesday. The show was stopped briefly on Monday...
  • Delhi Art Gallery refuses to remove nude exhibits despite protests February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Delhi Art Gallery owner and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad seems to have worsened. Despite facing threats, the organiser of the nude art works says he won't take down the paintings. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Delhi Art Gallery Director Ashish Anand...
  • Has nudity in art always been a part of Indian culture? February 5, 2013

    The VHP's women wing has demanded a ban on the show saying that it showed women in poor light. ...
  • Right wing groups pose threat to art exhibitions in Delhi, Bangalore February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: It was trouble in paradise for art lovers as art exhibitions in Bangalore and Delhi were targeted by right wing activists. Artist Anirudh Sainath's paintings at the Chitrakala Parishath were taken off after the art academy received threat calls to remove the three paintings which depicted Hindu gods...
  • No end to cultural terror, artistes continue to suffer as govt remains silent February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A girl band in Jammu and Kashmir is forced to quit; an exhibition of nudes in Delhi compelled to shut temporarily; an art academy in Bangalore coerced into removing three nude paintings these incidents just follow the FIR against a sociologist who spoke on corruption and Dalits...
  • VHP's women wing forces Delhi Art Gallery to shut temporarily February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: An art exhibition at the Delhi Art Gallery, showcasing a retrospective on modern nude art, ran into trouble on Monday night when VHP activists forced it to shut down temporarily. The exhibition was resumed after the organisers sought police protection. The protests, led by the Durga Vahini, the women...
  • Bangalore: Art academy forced to remove 3 nude paintings February 5, 2013

    Bangalore: An Art academy in Bangalore has been forced to remove three paintings from their exhibit following protests by groups saying that they are offensive. Artist Anirudh Sainath says he was forced to remove the exhibits. Art academy Chitrakala Parishath claims it had received several threat calls over the three paintings...
  • Delhi: Art exhibition of nudes to go on despite threats of disruption February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: An art exhibition in the capital showcasing a retrospective on modern nude art ran into trouble today with right wing activists forcing it to shut down temporarily and organisers reopening it with police protection. "The Naked and the Nude" exhibition hosted at the Delhi Art Gallery's exhibition space...
  • Snapshot: Kate Middleton's official painting January 14, 2013

    A newlycommissioned official painting of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has been placed at the National Portrait Gallery in London on January 11, 2013. The oil on canvas by Glasgowborn artist Paul Emsley was done in two sittings. ...
  • Nemai Ghosh: There were no takers for my work January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Famously known as Satyajit Ray's photographer, lensman Nemai Ghosh, has worked in close association with him for over 25 years capturing the master filmmaker in his myriad moods. During his 35year career as a photographer Ghosh's lens has also photographed some of India's most haunting onscreen characters, yet for...
  • Soon, 'Gallery of Robots' in Thiruvananthapuram September 6, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Youve seen them in movies, now you can shake hands with one in this very city. The first of the robots that will go into the making of a fullfledged Gallery of Robots has arrived at the citys Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM). Alongside astronomy, robotics is...
  • Bangalore's rogues' gallery to be digitised? June 30, 2012

    Bangalore: Ramesh Yadav, convicted of various misdemeanors, bears a rather morose expression on his face. Another notorious criminal who was dressed in an attire, fit for the stars, has no qualms about his deed. As they stare into the camera with befuddled expressions, one cannot help but notice defiance in...
  • Presidential penis portrait riles S Africa's ANC May 18, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa's ruling ANC threatened to take legal action against a Johannesburg gallery for displaying art which lampoons President Jacob Zuma and accuses the party of corruption. The African National Congress wants the Goodman Gallery to remove a painting of Zuma called 'The Spear', which depicts the president with...
  • Google takes you on a virtual tour of the best art galleries April 11, 2012

    Artworks from the National Musuem and the National Gallery of Modern Art would now be accessible at the touch of a keystroke. ...
  • Will new Chepauk galleries be unsealed for IPL? March 30, 2012

    CHENNAI: Will the Corporation seal on the two additional galleries built without plan and building approval at the Chepauk stadium be removed to facilitate an increase in seating capacity for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament?Well, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) is hopeful of getting plan approval for...