Painting

  • Indian masterpieces up for sale in New York 2 days ago

    New York: Paintings by one of India's most important modern artists go under the hammer in New York on Wednesday, highlights in a booming market for Asian art featured this week. Three oils on canvas by pioneering Indian abstract artist Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde, who in 1964 based himself in New...
  • Claude Monet picture found in German collector's suitcase September 5, 2014

    Berlin: The task force looking into the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt's long-hidden art trove says officials have found a landscape by Claude Monet in a suitcase that he took to a hospital. The task force said on Friday the court-appointed administrator of Gurlitt's estate this week received the suitcase, which...
  • Photos: This Venezuelan artist's paintings of people swimming are so realistic that you won't believe that they aren't photographs August 19, 2014

    Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nunez is a master of hyper-realistic paintings of water and the wet forms of humans submerged in water. In fact his paintings are so life-like that when he poses with them it looks like he is actually interacting with his subjects. The paintings of men and women...
  • Photos: You won't believe your eyes! This artist's stunningly realistic oil paintings of women look like actual photographs July 16, 2014

    Born in 1958 in Israel, Yigal Ozeri is an artist whose hyper realistic paintings of women in nature look like actual photographs, perhaps Instagrammed, that appear in your Facebook or Twitter feed. He lives and works in New York City and has a cult following around the world. If you...
  • World Cup 2014: Travel through Brazil's 37 painted streets with Google Maps Street View June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After letting football fans dive into World Cup venues in Brazil without having to leave home, Google now lets the fans travel through the painted streets of Brazil. Brazilians, every four years, come together to show their love of football by painting their streets. The free online mapping...
  • Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is possibly first 3D image in history May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting Mona Lisa could very possibly be the first stereoscopic image in world history. Researchers Claus-Christian Carbon and Vera M Hesslinger believe so. Like many of Leonardo da Vinci's works there exist also copies of the Mona Lisa that were produced in the studio...
  • Mamata, Antony's wife in elite artists' league, paintings fetch crores May 1, 2014

    Addressing an election meeting in West Bengal, BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi commented on the paintings of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the price some of her paintings command. Questioning the prices of Mamata's paintings, Modi had said, "Earlier, your paintings used to sell for eight, ten...
  • EC seeks CD, transcript of Modi's attack on Mamata Banerjee April 28, 2014

    Kolkata: The Election Commission on Monday asked for the CD and transcript of BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi's speech at an election rally at Serampore Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal to see if there was any violation of Model Code of Conduct. "We have asked the district magistrate of...
  • Rich display of heritage begins at 'Bihar Mahotsav' April 26, 2014

    Amid strains of thumri, colourful folk performances and aroma of traditional cuisine, the three-day 'Bihar Mahotsav' kicked off in the national capital. The festival organised jointly by Department of Art, Culture and Youth, Government of Bihar, Sangeet Natak Akademi and Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi opened on Friday evening with the rendition...
  • LS aspirants possess guns, horses and artworks April 9, 2014

    At least 100 Lok Sabha aspirants possess pistols, rifles and other firearms as their 'assets', alongside many others in poll arena with 'valuable' items like artwork, health clinic, treadmill, orchard and books. There are thousands of candidates in fray for a total of 543 Lok Sabha seats and their declared assets...
  • Photos: Is this the craziest house in the world? China's weird 'upside down house' has entry through an upstairs window! March 19, 2014

    An upside-down house is under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, South of Shanghai. Workers are putting the final touches on this eccentric tourist attraction built at the 'China Folk Painting Village'. Furniture will also be placed upside down in the house, which is expected to open to the...
  • Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav's face blackened at Jantar Mantar March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav faced an embarrassment in Delhi on Sunday when a man smeared ink on his face during an event to mark Women's Day at Jantar Mantar. Yadav was speaking to media persons when a person wearing an AAP cap and a badge came...
  • Wow: Man creates a beautiful picture using magazine clippings February 11, 2014

    There's very little an artist can't do. And, this man behind this beautiful work of art has proved just that. He used only magazine clippings to paint this amazing picture...you can close your mouth now. ...
  • Christie's make a sizzling debut in India, Rs 23.7 crore for painting December 21, 2013

    International auction house Christie's made a sizzling debut in the country by putting under the hammer 79 art works at over Rs 102 crore, including Rs 23.7 crore for a Vasudeo Gaitonde painting, a record price for a work of an Indian artist. "I believe that the success of tonight's sale...
  • Renowned artists' paintings worth $1.3b recovered from Munich November 4, 2013

    A collection of "lost" paintings by world-renowned artists like Picasso and Matisse, worth an estimated one billion euros (over $1.3 billion) have been found, a media report said. The paintings looted by the Nazis before the Second World War contain some 1,500 works by world-renowned artists, reported The Independent citing a...
  • New app to reveal mysteries of Van Gogh's brush strokes October 7, 2013

    London: Want to be Sherlock Holmes of the art world? There is an app for that! The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has launched a new app which allows users to examine paintings by the Dutch artist in detail and discover the secrets of his brush strokes. The app Touch Van...
  • Russian police seize painting of Putin in women's underwear August 28, 2013

    Police seized a painting of Russia's president and prime minister in women's underwear from a gallery in St Petersburg, saying the satirical display had broken unspecified laws. The officers also removed a picture of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, his torso covered in tattoos, and two others poking fun...
  • 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 Amdavad-ni-Gufa, witnesses said. "How can paintings of Pakistani artists be allowed to be on display in Ahmedabad...
  • LoC killings: Pakistan International Airlines office signboard painted black in Delhi August 13, 2013

    Some unidentified people defaced the signboard of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) office in Delhi by painting it black and pasted a pamphlet over it threatening to shut the office, police said on Monday. PIA officials lodged a complaint at the Barakhamba Road police station against unidentified people for defacing...
  • Photos: Rembrandt van Rijn's famous works July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: On the 407th birthday of the the Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn, we bring you some of his famous works. At the beginning of his artistic career Rembrandt mainly painted portraits and a tenth of them were self portraits, but biblical themes formed the core of...
  • Now, a robot artist that can paint 'masterpieces' July 15, 2013

    Berlin: Scientists have developed a new artist robot that can choose from five brushes and 24 colours to create a vibrant piece of art and can even decide where to add the next stroke. The robot cleans the brushes itself and takes pictures of the canvas so that it can...
  • HC upholds complaint against artist for painting wife in nude May 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Observing that painting nude images prima facie amounted to an offence, the Bombay High Court has refused to quash a criminal complaint against an artist who painted nude and derogatory pictures of his estranged wife in his bedroom. The couple, who got married in 1998 and jointly owned a flat,...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: Top 50 hand-painted Bollywood posters May 3, 2013

    A hundred years ago when Dhundiraj Govind Phalke organised the first public screening of his film Raja Harishchandra, the publicity posters didn't have any images on them, but that changed soon after. A film's publicity poster also became an extension of the creativity expressed on celluloid and able artists highlighted...
  • Anna Hazare's painting by Tihar inmate fetches Rs 20,000 February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: An oil painting of Anna Hazare by an inmate of India's largest prison Tihar earned him Rs 20,000 in an exhibition, said jail officials. "M Lankeshwaran, who is serving jail term for murder, made an oil painting of Anna Hazare which was put up in Tihar exhibition of paintings....
  • Cultural terror: Karnataka HC to hear PIL on nude paintings February 11, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will on Monday hear a PIL filed on the exhibition of nude paintings in Chitrakala Parishath art gallery in Bangalore. The petitioner has said that there is no screening committee to screen paintings of artists before they are showcased at art galleries. The PIL has also...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Delhi Art Gallery Director Ashish Anand...
  • 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...