Painter

  • Rembrandt van Rijn's 407th birthday: Top 10 things to know July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 407th birthday of the Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn, Google posted a doodle on its homepage featuring the painter in the logo. The Google logo appears as an etching on the background. But apart from the fact that Rembrandt was a great painter, there are...
  • Rembrandt van Rijn: Google doodles a portrait on his 407th birthday July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: To commemorate the 407th birth anniversary of one of the greatest painters of all time, Google has posted a portrait of the celebrated Dutch painter and printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn on its home page. The Google logo appears as an etching on the background. Rembrandt van Rijn is regarded...
  • Kolkata: World's fastest painter uses art to fight chronic schizophrenia December 3, 2012

    Kolkata: The world's fastest painter uses colours and adhesives to fight his chronic mental illness. He makes an entire painting in just a few seconds. Parijoy Saha, a chronic schizophrenic, has set a record of finishing 51 paintings in just 35 minutes. The 38-year old paints awfully fast. He has painted...
  • Aarushi-Hemraj case: Painter refutes CBI claim September 1, 2012

    Ghaziabad: A witness in the Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj double murder case on Friday refuted the CBI's claim that he painted the flat soon after the crime, leading to destruction of evidence. During cross-examination at a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court, Shohrat, a painter, said he painted the Jalvayu Vihar flat of...
  • Gustav Klimt's 150th birthday: His masterpieces July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: With the view to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, Google, on the one hand, replaced its logo with the doodle that includes Klimt's most famous work - "The Kiss," which was painted by him between 1907-08, while the Belvedere Museum in...
  • Gustav Klimt: Belvedere devotes an exhibition July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, the Belvedere is preparing a very special presentation. The exhibition - Masterpieces in Focus: 150 Years of Gustav Klimt - on the Upper Belvedere's piano nobile will cast new light on what is...
  • Who was Gustav Klimt? July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: In a bid to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, Google today replaced its usual logo with a doodle that includes Klimt's most famous work - "The Kiss," which was painted by him between 1907-08, the highpoint of his 'Golden Period', when...
  • The Kiss: Gustav Klimt's most famous painting July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Google doodle in honour of Gustav Klimt on his 150th birth anniversary is inspired by the Austrian symbolist painter's most famous work of art 'The Kiss'. Klimt painted 'The Kiss' between 1907 and 1908 is a square 180cmx180cm oil and gold leaf on canvas painting and shows a...
  • Google doodles Gustav Klimt's 'The Kiss' July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: A painting of a couple kissing is the theme of the doodle on the Google home page on Saturday. The Google doodle commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt is a reproduction of his most famous work - 'The Kiss'. Some of Gustav...
  • Topless Thai painter on talent show stirs debate June 19, 2012

    Bangkok: An episode of 'Thailand's Got Talent' has stirred a morality debate after a contestant painted a canvas using her bare breasts, drawing a rebuke from the culture minister who called it "very shocking." Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome said on Monday that nudity on television is not considered appropriate in Thai...
  • Topless painter stirs morality debate in Thailand June 18, 2012

    Bangkok: A popular talent hunt show in Thailand that showed a woman contestant painting on a canvas with her bare breasts has sparked controversy, with the Culture Ministry seeking an explanation from the producers. The Culture Ministry expressed shock over the content shown on national television in an episode of...
  • Sabavala work sells for Rs 2.16 crores in London June 8, 2012

    London: A stunning image by one of India's foremost modern artists Jehangir Sabavala sold for a record 253,650 pounds to lead a strong selection of works by major South Asian artists at the Bonhams annual summer sale of Modern and Contemporary South Asian art on Thursday. Sabavala's piece of art Vespers...
  • UP: 21-year-old artist with no limbs stuns all April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: If a picture's worth a thousand words, then these visuals convey it all. 21-year-old Sarita Dwivedi is now a seasoned painter and winner of many awards despite what must certainly be a debilitating disability. Sarita was four when, playing on the terrace did not turn out to be...
  • Google doodles Juan Gris' 125th birthday March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: To commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Spanish painter Juan Gris, the third Musketeer of Cubism (Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were the other two) Google has painted a cubist doodle on its home page. José Victoriano González, better known as Juan Gris (his pseudonym), was an important exponent...
  • UP artist attacked for paintings on homosexuality January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Artist Balbir Krishan, a gay painter from Uttar Pradesh claimed that he was assaulted by unidentified men at the end of his solo exhibition at the Lalit Kala Academy in Delhi on Thursday evening. The assailants said that his art was provocative and went against the religious sentiments of...
  • Husain's documentary to be screened at IFFI November 30, 2011

    Panaji: A film documentary by late painter M.F. Husain will finally be screened at the ongoing 42nd International Film Festival of India despite right wing protests, said organisers Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, festival director Shankar Mohan said Husain's documentary 'Through the eyes of a painter' would 'definitely be screened' Wednesday, but...
  • Mumbai: Artist Jehangir Sabavala passes away September 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Well-known painter Jehangir Sabavala passed away in Mumbai on Friday at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife Shireen and daughter Aafreed. He had been suffering from lung cancer for the past two years. Born on September 2, 1922 in Mumbai, he was a product of the...
  • British painting titan Lucian Freud dies July 22, 2011

    London: British figurative painter Lucian Freud, whose uncompromising, fleshy portraits made him one of the world's most revered and coveted artists, has died aged 88. His long-time New York art dealer William Acquavella said the grandson of Sigmund Freud had died at his home in London on Wednesday night after...
  • Husain wanted to destroy his paintings in exile July 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Forced to live away from India, M.F. Husain at one time wanted to destroy all his paintings, says his son Owais Husain who is hungering to conquer the wasteland of possibilities left behind by his illustrious father. "I feel suddenly in life there is a wasteland in front of...
  • 'Big Apple' pays homage to MF Husain June 11, 2011

    New York: After Dubai, New York City became a second home for celebrated Indian painter M F Husain, who was described by the Indian Americans in New York as a genius and master of colours who took Indian contemporary art to new places. The artist, who...
  • MF Husain: A life in exile June 10, 2011

    CNN-IBN correspondent Sahar Zaman recalls her meeting with legendary painter MF Husain who died in London on Thursday. ...
  • Ad man Alyque Padamsee on MF Husain's death June 10, 2011

    MF Husain was a wonderful human being besides a great painter, said Alyque Padamsee. ...
  • Remembering a day in the life of MF Husain June 9, 2011

    An excerpt from CNN-IBN's interview with MF Husain at his house in Dubai two years ago. ...
  • Mamta's painting exhibition, a super hit April 7, 2011

    The paintings start at Rs 50000 and forty four of ninety eight paintings are already sold out. ...
  • India artist MF Hussain may become Qatar citizen April 13, 2010

    Celebrated artist MF Hussain has reportedly been offered citizenship by Qatar. It's an honour that has been conferred upon him by the Emirate's ruling family as a reward for his tireless work that he has done for a Doha museum on the Arab civilization. Hussain has been given this citizenship...
  • Deepanjana Pal on her new book, The Painter December 17, 2009

    CNN-IBN Book Club features Deepanjana Pal, Art Writer with Time Out Mumbai, and author of the recently-released The Painter. The book is based on the work of famous artist Raja Ravi Varma. Amrita Tripathi: Why did you choose Raja Ravi Varma as the subject of this book? Deepanjana Pal: Say "Raja Ravi...
  • Gandhi filmmaker has a brush with art November 9, 2009

    London: He is best known for his 1982 film Gandhi which won 8 academy awards. But Sir Richard Attenborough has also been a passionate art collector. Next week, over 50 paintings from the director's private collection will be auctioned in London. ...
  • Husain keen on returning, waiting for Govt's call March 26, 2010

    New Delhi: As the Government plans to approach the Supreme Court for speedy disposal of all cases against MF Husain, the renowned painter says he is ready to return to India at the earliest. Husain, who is on a self-imposed exile, said he “wholeheartedly” welcomes the Government’s move as it will...
  • Critics slam Paying Guests, but cast confident June 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Though Paritosh Painter's comic caper Paying Guests didn't get critical acclaim, the cast of the film spoke quite confidently about the film's success with its audience at a special screening held in Mumbai. The cast and crew of Mukta Art's Paying Guests walked the red carpet on Friday night...
  • Masand's Movie Review: Paying Guests is painful June 21, 2009

    Cast: Javed Jaffrey, Shreyas Talpade, Ashish Chaudhary, Celina Jaitley, Neha Dhupia, Riya Sen, Sayali Bhagat, Asrani Director: Paritosh Painter Paying Guests directed by Paritosh Painter is a comedy that's based on a premise so weak, you'll just about muster up a few chuckles; don't expect this film to make you laugh. Javed...