Artists

  • Kolkata: Artists from India, US collaborate to give finishing touches to pandal ahead of Durga Puja 3 days ago

    Kolkata: It's that time of the year again when West Bengal is immersed in Durga Puja festivities. At a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the US to strengthen the India-US bilateral ties, a Durga Puja Pandal in South Kolkata has become the venue of art collaboration...
  • War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists September 11, 2014

    Gaza City: Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip. Then the latest Gaza war burst in to add yet another layer: An Israeli airstrike levelled the...
  • Why Paresh Rawal's performance in 'Raja Natwarlal' is one of the best con acts you've seen in Bollywood August 29, 2014

    "Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called 'The Pledge'. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. The second act is called 'The Turn'. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something...
  • Photos: 'Happiness is submission to God (zilla)': 29 of the most hilarious messages vandals have left on toilets, subway walls and car parks August 26, 2014

    Vandalism is a bad thing but every once in a while you see a writing on the wall that makes you chuckle. These sarcastic graffiti artists know what they are doing and they are merciless. 'Question everything. Why?' LOL. ...
  • 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

    Venezuelabased artist Gustavo Silva Nunez is a master of hyperrealistic paintings of water and the wet forms of humans submerged in water. In fact his paintings are so lifelike that when he poses with them it looks like he is actually interacting with his subjects. The paintings of men and women...
  • Photos: Don't miss this! This hair artist and master barber cuts the likeness of famous soccer players on the heads of his customers July 4, 2014

    Hair artist and master barber Rob Ferrel, known as 'Rob the Original', cuts the likeness of world famous soccer players on the head of customers at his barbershop in San Antonio, Texas. He uses a image downloaded on his phone to help him get the likeness. The final product is...
  • Photos: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik wins big at sand sculpting World Cup 2014 in Atlantic City, US for his work 'Save Tree, Save the Future' June 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won a prize at the sand sculpting World Cup in the US, the artist said Saturday. Pattnaik said he won the People's Choice prize in the solo category for his sand sculpture 'Save Tree, Save the Future'. The 37yearold artist was the lone participant...
  • Mumbai artist inducted on international panel June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: A citybased artist has been appointed as "ethics adviser and ambassador" by the World Citizen Artists (WCA) to raise awareness about global issues through art. Prakash Bal Joshi, a former senior political journalist with a English daily here, has exhibited his art in Europe, USA, Turkey, Bhutan and other international...
  • Sudarsan Pattnaik to create a sand sculpture on Indian cinema at Cannes beach May 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will create sand sculpture on Indian cinema at the Cannes beach in France during the upcoming International Film Festival there. Pattnaik will be in France at the invitation of the Indian Embassy in Paris and the International Film Festival will take place between May 14 and...
  • Beijing artist, tired of his city's choking pollution, puts up glass jar of clean air from south of France for sale April 10, 2014

    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors late...
  • Chetnaa Verma wins Glenfiddich 'Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award' April 7, 2014

    In an exclusive grand-finale held at Gallery Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, Glenfiddich and Bestcollegeart.com announced Chetnaa Verma as the winner of the third edition of "Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award". In a proud moment for the country, Chetnaa Verma emerges as the winner despite a tough competition...
  • Glenfiddich announces finalists for 'Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award' March 26, 2014

    Glenfiddich announces the 5 finalists for the Glenfiddich "Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award." Finalists to showcase their work at Gallery Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, on April 4, 2014. The Glenfiddich "Emerging Artist of the Year", the biggest art award in India has announced the five finalists of its third...
  • 22 absolutely stunning sand sculptures of Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik everyone should see March 1, 2014

    If you have ever been to Puri in coastal Odisha, you would have come across curious bystanders milling around massive sculptures built right on the shore, exposed to the whims of the sea and the weather. You may have noticed a man pottering about the sculpture, providing finishing touches and...
  • 'Jihad Jane' gets 10 years in prison in plot to kill artist January 7, 2014

    Philadelphia: A troubled Pennsylvania woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" online and plotted to kill a Swedish artist was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after telling a judge she had been consumed by thoughts of a Muslim holy war. Colleen LaRose, 50, faced a potential life term. But Chief...
  • Bruno Mars, Rihanna top list of mostpirated artists in 2013 January 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: American singersongwriter Bruno Mars and R&B star Rihanna are the most pirated music artistes of 2013. According to the figures released by data analysis firm Musicmetric, Mars finished the year with nearly 5.8 million downloads to Rihanna's 5.4 million, reported Rolling Stone. Daft Punk was a distant third...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: PM holds public darbar at his residence December 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After a long time, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday held a public darbar at his residence, meeting people from various sections of the society and listening to their grievances and complaints. Singh met 31 groups representing minorities, NGOs, artists, sportspersons and others for about an hour, PMO sources...
  • Children's Day Quiz: Can you identify these child artists? November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: On the eve of Children's Day, we have come up with a quiz for our readers. We are posting two photos here which feature two well known Indian film actors. You have to identify them and post their names in the comments section. We are also giving you...
  • Aditi Babel transforming books into beautiful sculptures November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: It is truly said that books are man's best friends. For many it's a source of knowledge but for some it's an object of art. Creating artist books since January 2010, 30yearold Aditi Babel from Udaipur is spreading awareness about this new form of art. Drawing inspiration from...
  • Special screening of 'Naiyaandi' for Nazriya October 10, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actress Nazriya, who accused director A Sarkunam of using a body double to shoot intimate scenes in Tamil romanticcomedy 'Naiyaandi', will watch it at a private screening Wednesday with her father and advocate to decide her next course of action. On Tuesday, Nazriya filed a police complaint against director...
  • British artist Graham Ovenden jailed for child sex offences October 10, 2013

    London: British artist Graham Ovenden was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Wednesday for sexually abusing children after appeals judges ruled a 12month suspended jail term was too lenient. The 70yearold, whose major works featuring young girls have been exhibited around the world, was convicted in April of six charges...
  • Two stage artists arrested for snatching mobile phones and purses of women August 28, 2013

    Two stage artistes were arrested for snatching mobile phones and purses of women in Delhi, police said on Tuesday. Sumit Gappa and Vasudev Dass, both in their 20s, were caught from the Ber Sarai area of south Delhi on Monday evening. "Two mobile phones they had snatched in the Govindpuri area were...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices August 24, 2013

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • Veteran artists of Kolkata sale artworks to raise fund for Uttarakhand floods August 23, 2013

    By donating the proceeds from the sale of their artworks, a group of 67 acclaimed artists have come together to raise funds for the rehabilitation of Uttarakhand flash flood victims and their families. 'Sahanubhuti', the ongoing exhibition at Emami Chisel Art, has veterans like Jogen Chowdhury, Suvaprasanna, Shipra Bhattacharya, Sanatan Dinda,...
  • Artist Kanhai Chitrakar passes away, LK Advani pays tribute August 17, 2013

    Rich tributes were on Friday paid to late Padma Shri awardee Kanhai Chitrakar by art lovers across various fields including senior BJP leader L K Advani who described the painter as a "committed artist". Chitrakar, who pioneered in reviving the artistic form known as Kanhai gold painting using pure gold and...
  • 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...
  • Globally recognised sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik ignored in his state July 20, 2013

    Puri: Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik, who has been recognised globally for his skills, has been ignored in his own state Odisha. The state government, despite many pleas, has ignored Sudarshan's request for building a sand art museum in Puri. Sudarshan has been struggling to get recognition from his own government....
  • Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik returns land given by Odisha May 26, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Saturday said he has returned a piece of land the state government had allotted him in Odisha as he was not allowed to construct on it. Pattnaik said the state government had given him about half an acre of land at the...
  • Delhi: Harassed by inlaws, man commits suicide May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A 27yearold man committed suicide in Delhi on Tuesday, depressed over being beaten by his inlaws and his wife's refusal to return home from her parents' house. Lokesh, a makeup artist got married in 2012 to Sheetal, who works in a tour and travel company. However, differences started...
  • Copenhagen: Sudarsan Pattnaik wins 'The Danish Grand Prize' May 21, 2013

    London: Internationally acclaimed Indian Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the grand prize at the prestigious Copenhagen International Sand sculpture festival in Denmark for his sculpture on environment. Pattnaik, who is from Orissa, won the prize for his sand sculpture 'Go Green, Save Earth'. He created the 15 feethigh sculpture in...