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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
New Delhi:The 19th century paintings of Kalighat in West Bengal mirrored a phase of socio-political transition when the feudal Bengali gentry was opening up to European influences under pressure from the East India Company.Now, 100 'Kalighat paintings' from the 1870-1930 period, taken from London's Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum, are being shown in Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and New Delhi. The exhibition also has 15 new patachitra (scroll) paintings from the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.The show, a collaboration between V&A Museum, ministry of culture and Bonita Trust, opened at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in New Delhi Tuesday.'The changing... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
New Delhi:The season of spring heralds a break from the drab winter ushering in the multicolour hues of flowers in bloom, mellifluous music, pleasant weather and the promise of new beginnings. All this and more are depicted in Colors of Spring, a new exhibition of paintings by Nirmala Pillai, a bureaucrat in the Department of Telecommunication, whose recent works of art are being shown at the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Gallery (AIFACS) here. Dancer Shovana Narayan inaugurated the exhibition that began on April 1 and is scheduled to continue till April 7. Painting for me is a great stress buster. I am always looking for new subjects and themes and complete my paintings after my da... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Nagpur: Central government's initiative for upliftment of artists has not only made them available a platform to reach out to the world but also benefited the fraternity over a period of time. The South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) is one of the seven such centers set up by the Ministry of Culture to revive dying art forms, help artisans, musicians and dancers, other centers being at Patiala, Udaipur, Nagpur, Thanjore, Kolkata, Allahabad and Dimapur. A large number of performing artists, painters, folk dancers, sculptors and craftsmen have been benefited over a period of time with their bonding with the SCZCC here which is catering to four states--Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnata... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Nagpur: Central government's initiative for upliftment of artists has not only made them available a platform to reach out to the world but also benefited the fraternity over a period of time. The South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) is one of the seven such centers set up by the Ministry of Culture to revive dying art forms, help artisans, musicians and dancers, other centers being at Patiala, Udaipur, Nagpur, Thanjore, Kolkata, Allahabad and Dimapur. A large number of performing artists, painters, folk dancers, sculptors and craftsmen have been benefited over a period of time with their bonding with the SCZCC here which is catering to four states--Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnata... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Kolkata:In an acknowledgement of his illustrious painting career, spanning over a period of four decades, legendary painter Ganesh Pyne was conferred the lifetime achievement award by the Indian Chamber of Commerce this year.Dwelling on his association with the 75-year old reticent, soft-spoken artiste, eminent theatre personality Rudraprasad Sengupta recalled how Pyne virtually began shunning the shows of Sengupta's Nandikar theatre group in recent years to avoid being called on stage.So I have promised I will henceforth allow him his own private space and not call to the stage from the audience seat. But please don't stop attending our drama shows, you are a theatre patron, we need your gu... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
New Delhi:  Art from India, including a special retrospective on M F Husain, is set to be showcased at the sixth edition of the Art Dubai beginning this month. Four Indian galleries and two international galleries specialising in Indian Art will be participating in the biggest known fair on the international art circuit from the Menasa (Middle East-North Africa-South Asia) region. Modernist painter M F Husain who died last year is being remembered through a retrospective by the Grosvenor Vadehra gallery at the four-day fair beginning March 21. We thought of doing a retrospective of Husain a great artist who is highly regarded in the region. He had been attending past editions of the fair an... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Hong Kong:Britain's White Cube gallery, known as an early champion of provocative British artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, launched its Hong Kong branch today, becoming the latest Western gallery to open an Asian outpost in pursuit of China's booming art market. White Cube was unveiling a 557-square-metre space in a new building in Hong Kong's central business district. With the opening of its first branch outside Britain, White Cube follows in the footsteps of other British as well as French and American galleries that have set up shop in Hong Kong in recent years. As their home markets plateau, they're pinning hopes for future growth on Asia, particularly China, where ... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Hong Kong:Britain's White Cube gallery, known as an early champion of provocative British artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, launched its Hong Kong branch today, becoming the latest Western gallery to open an Asian outpost in pursuit of China's booming art market. White Cube was unveiling a 557-square-metre space in a new building in Hong Kong's central business district. With the opening of its first branch outside Britain, White Cube follows in the footsteps of other British as well as French and American galleries that have set up shop in Hong Kong in recent years. As their home markets plateau, they're pinning hopes for future growth on Asia, particularly China, where a strong economy... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Radha Krishna by Bapu... 36"X30"... Designed on Glass by Prasad with Stained Glass Painting. ... Read more
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New Delhi:Two paintings by Kolkata-born artist Ajay De about the umbrella-carrying rickshaw puller meandering through crowded alleys have topped a fund-raising sale here. The 73 artworks by 39 artists sold under 30 minutes after the 'Art for Concern' exhibition, organised by Concern India Foundation, was thrown open last night. De's paintings, both 8x8 inch charcoal and acrylic work on paper, fetched Rs 67,500 apiece. Two works of Thota Vaikuntam sold for Rs 56,250 apiece. The 10x8 inches charcoal paintings on paper by the artist from Andhra Pradesh were named Man. This is a fund raising initiative. All the works have been priced under Rs 60,000, with most of the art pieces rangi... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
New Delhi:Two paintings by Kolkata-born artist Ajay De about the umbrella-carrying rickshaw puller meandering through crowded alleys have topped a fund-raising sale here. The 73 artworks by 39 artists sold under 30 minutes after the 'Art for Concern' exhibition, organised by Concern India Foundation, was thrown open last night. De's paintings, both 8x8 inch charcoal and acrylic work on paper, fetched Rs 67,500 apiece. Two works of Thota Vaikuntam sold for Rs 56,250 apiece. The 10x8 inches charcoal paintings on paper by the artist from Andhra Pradesh were named Man. This is a fund raising initiative. All the works have been priced under Rs 60,000, with most of the art pieces ranging between R... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Bhayanakam... 18"X12"... A recreation of painting of Bapu garu in his 'Navarasa' series done on Glass by Prasad.... Read more
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London:Germandictator Adolf Hitler's long -lost collection of artworks has reportedly beendiscovered in Prague by a Czech historian, and is valued 1.7 million pounds.Among the artworks, discovered by Jiri Kuchar at a depository of the convent inthe small town of Doskany, which lies north of Prague, is a massive paintingtitled Memories of Stalingrad in the erstwhile Soviet Union. Depicting woundedGerman soldiers sheltering in a trench as battle rages around them, it isbelieved to be one of the Nazi leader's favourites despite the defeat inflictedon his armies at Stalingrad by Soviets, 'The Daily Telegraph' said. As the warneared its end Hitler apparently ordered the paintings, which he had ei... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
London:German dictator Adolf Hitler's long -lost collection of artworks has reportedly been discovered in Prague by a Czech historian, and is valued 1.7 million pounds. Among the artworks, discovered by Jiri Kuchar at a depository of the convent in the small town of Doskany, which lies north of Prague, is a massive painting titled Memories of Stalingrad in the erstwhile Soviet Union. Depicting wounded German soldiers sheltering in a trench as battle rages around them, it is believed to be one of the Nazi leader's favourites despite the defeat inflicted on his armies at Stalingrad by Soviets, 'The Daily Telegraph' said. As the war neared its end Hitler apparently ordered the paintings, which ... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Lady on Bottle... A decorative piece made with Clay on an empty bottle and colored with Acrylics... Read more
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New Delhi: Clothes worn by 19th century Jodhpur rulers as well asother textiles along with bronzes, ivories and Indian miniature paintingssourced from the collection of a Mughal scholaris set to go under the hammer. Rajput schools of Indian miniatures arerepresented in the 30-piece collection of the late Linda York Leach that willbe auctioned at the Islamic and Indian sale by Bonhams on April 24 according tothe the international auction house. Among the notable items is an image offiery orange pyjamas worn by the two early nineteenth Jodhpur rulers seated in conversation thathas been estimated to fetch between 3,000-4,000 pounds. A portrait of a late18th century Mandi prince holding a falco... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Ceiling Design on Glass. Colored with transparent Stained Glass Colors to give an excellent look to the Ceiling. 24"X60"... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
New Delhi: Syed Haider Raza, the grand oldman of modern Indian art who celebrated his 90th birthday here yesterday. Inhis 91st year, the senior artist who had set up the Raza Foundation in the year2001 to promote young artists in the fields of fine arts, performing arts andpoetry is now set to launch fellowships on art criticism. Raza Sahib's deeppassion for art and his never say die attitude draws him towards the brush andpaints. He has always believed that whatever be the form of art it is essentialfor the practioner to be disciplined and work towards it, said Ashok Vajpayee,noted writer former Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi. Vajpayee said Raza who hadgone through a period of struggle... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Veeram..36"X30"... Originally drawn by Bapu Garu in his 'Navarasa' series, done by Prasad on Glass with Stained Glass Painting.... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Pen and Brush Stand made with Clay and Colored with Acrylics... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
Mermaid on Bottle... Designed with Clay and Acrylic colors on an empty Bottle... Read more
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Happy Maha Shivaratri....Lord Shiva on Glass... 36"X30"... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
This is originally drawn by Bapu garu, a renowned Artiste and Cine Director, in his 'Navarasa' series. Prasad has done it on glass with stained glass painting with the written permission from Bapu garu.... Read more
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Stained Glass Painting of Ganesha with Air Brush technique. Measure 36"X36"... Read more
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Blogger: Doni Viswa Prasad
HiThis is Artist Prasad's blog. An experienced Artist acquainted with various media right from water colors to stained glass painting and from murals to decorative sculpture. This blog is started with an intention to share and sell the work of Artist Prasad. ... Read more
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