JOHN WHITEHILL: Contemplating structure, still life and narrative

JOHN WHITEHILL: Contemplating structure, still life and narrative

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JOHN WHITEHILL: Contemplating structure, still life and narrative
John Whitehill, who won the Figurative/Still Life category award in the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2018, is a British artist, living and working in Stoke-on-Trent. The subject matter’s in John’s realist oil paintings are his own hand-made still life constructions, which he makes using everyday materials. The models are inspired by architectural and natural structures […]
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9 Printmaking Techniques Everyone Should Know About

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9 Printmaking Techniques Everyone Should Know About
While most of us think of original, one-of-a-kind creations when we think of art, the world of printmaking has its own place in the art market. The technique of printmaking can be traced back to the 1st century AD China, during the reign of the Han dynasty. Contrary to popular belief, printmaking is not limited […]
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Akbar Padamsee: A Thinker’s Artist Who Explored the Intricacies of Existence

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Akbar Padamsee: A Thinker’s Artist Who Explored the Intricacies of Existence
Fondly remembered as the “thinker’s artist,” Akbar Padamsee was one of the pioneers and stalwarts of Indian modern art. He was not just a prolific painter with a highly refined aesthetic – his impressive oeuvre also covered a range of different interests, including photography, sculpture and film. The interdisciplinary modern Indian artist was the most […]
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Remembering M.F. Husain: An Undisputed Master of Indian Modern Art

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Remembering M.F. Husain: An Undisputed Master of Indian Modern Art
The most well-known Indian artist of the 21st century, Maqbool Fida Husain has always been both a tall figure of admiration as well as a subject of immense controversy. Often dubbed the “Picasso of Indian Art,” the prodigious artist earned international renown for his remarkable career, undying enthusiasm and diligence, intriguing quirks, and a vast […]
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The 2010s in Art: A Decade of Astounding Auctions, Instagram Aesthetic and Subversive Art

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The 2010s in Art: A Decade of Astounding Auctions, Instagram Aesthetic and Subversive Art
Every decade, century and millennium since the beginning of time has been greatly influenced and determined by the ones preceding it. The world of art has had a tumultuous decade, with the headline-hogging mammoth sale of the ‘Salvador Mundi’, the iconic shredding of Banksy’s ‘Girl With Balloon’ painting, art that has made powerful political statements, […]
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The Art of Shampa Sircar Das – A Medley of Experiences, Spirituality and Symbolism

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The Art of Shampa Sircar Das – A Medley of Experiences, Spirituality and Symbolism
A myriad of colours merge and disperse to form layers on Shampa Sircar Das’s canvases, giving birth to sublime, meditative, semi-figurative artworks. Inspired by spiritual experiences, exhilarating journeys and personal reflections, Shampa finds symbolism, beauty and meaning all around her – from the golden monasteries of Leh to a protest led by a group of […]
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The 2019 Auroville Art Camp – Welcoming Peace and Harmony Through Art

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The 2019 Auroville Art Camp – Welcoming Peace and Harmony Through Art
An inclusive, peaceful, invigorating space to spur art and creativity – this is what Claire and Herve, an artist couple from Auroville, had in mind when they ideated the Auroville Art Camp. The couple wanted the camp to reflect the values of peace and harmony which form the essence of Auroville – an experimental township […]
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Hiren Patel’s Art and Architecture: A Timeless Celebration of Nature

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Hiren Patel’s Art and Architecture: A Timeless Celebration of Nature
Hiren Patel, of Hiren Patel Architects (HPA) has been an architect par excellence for over three decades, renowned for creating dynamic spaces that embody a harmonious balance between nature and all that is man-made. What makes Hiren a truly unique individual, is that he is as much a prolific artist, as he is an architect […]
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Investing in Art: A 7-Step Guide for New Art Collectors

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Investing in Art: A 7-Step Guide for New Art Collectors
When it comes to investing our money, we all seek the most interesting and lucrative options. Over the years, the world of investing has truly diversified, with high net worth individuals investing in alternative asset classes like fine wines, rare coins and art. With art investment growing in popularity and accessibility, the number of art […]
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Jangarh Singh Shyam: A Gond Art Legend and Symbol of the Struggle of Indigenous Artists

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Jangarh Singh Shyam: A Gond Art Legend and Symbol of the Struggle of Indigenous Artists
One of the largest and oldest tribes in India, the Gonds are well known for their vibrant artworks, through which they narrate intriguing stories. The flagbearer of Gond art and the figure behind the popularity that the art form enjoys today, Jangarh Singh Shyam is celebrated as the first Adivasi artist to gain widespread acclaim. […]
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14 Important Gond Artists Who Are Promoting the Tribal Art Form

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14 Important Gond Artists Who Are Promoting the Tribal Art Form
Among the largest tribes in India, the Gonds have a recorded history that goes back 1400 years. Predominantly from the state of Madhya Pradesh, Gonds can also be found in pockets of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha. Encapsulating the essence of tribal art in India, the Gonds are renowned for their beautiful paintings, which […]
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Picasso’s ‘Guernica’: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Famous Painting

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Picasso’s ‘Guernica’: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Famous Painting
Internationally acclaimed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is revered for his masterpiece ‘Guernica’ – one of the most powerful and iconic paintings in history. Picasso, who rarely mixed art and politics, painted Guernica as a reaction to the 1937 bombing of the town, situated within Basque Country, Spain, by the fascist Spanish army and its German […]
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Tanjore Painting: The Rich South Indian Artform That Stood the Test of Time

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Tanjore Painting: The Rich South Indian Artform That Stood the Test of Time
A classical artform from southern India, Thanjavur painting – also known as Tanjore painting – is a celebration of the region’s rich artistic tradition, named after the town of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, India. Tanjore paintings are known for their extravagant depictions of deities using vibrant colours and gaudy embellishments, especially gold foil. Though the […]
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Pierre Jeanneret: The Swiss Architect Who Fell in Love with Chandigarh

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Pierre Jeanneret: The Swiss Architect Who Fell in Love with Chandigarh
House number 57 in Sector 5 of Chandigarh, the capital city of Punjab, ushers visitors in with its beautiful, classic white-washed surfaces strewn with perforated brick screens and grey stone walls. Past its pleasing lawns, flowering plants and skirting trees, once inside, the two-storeyed ‘Maison Pierre Jeanneret’ takes you on a ride through the creations […]
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19 Artworks We Loved at the 2020 India Art Fair

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19 Artworks We Loved at the 2020 India Art Fair
The 12th edition of the India Art Fair took place in New Delhi from January 30 – February 2, 2020, and it was a visual delight that exceeded expectations. From modern masters to contemporary stalwarts to emerging names in the art world, the fair brought together the best across painting, sculpture, photography, installation and traditional […]
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Vincent van Gogh: One of the Greatest Artists, But A Life of Despair and Desolation

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Vincent van Gogh: One of the Greatest Artists, But A Life of Despair and Desolation
One of the most influential artists in history, Vincent van Gogh left behind a mammoth collection of works, in which he elevated scenes from mundane everyday life with rich, poetic strokes. Often reflecting on his own life through his art, the great artist helped lay the foundations of modern art. Posthumously celebrated as one of […]
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10 Most Iconic Photographs of the 20th Century From Around the World

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10 Most Iconic Photographs of the 20th Century From Around the World
The origins of photography, as we know it today, can be traced back to the late 1830s in France, when inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce captured the first ever permanent recorded image – a crude shot of the view from his studio’s window in France. The ground-breaking work paved the way for the tremendous development of […]
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K.R. Santhana Krishnan’s Door Paintings: Evoking Memories of Simpler Times

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K.R. Santhana Krishnan’s Door Paintings: Evoking Memories of Simpler Times
Doors. Of every colour and size. Carrying many stories within themselves, and offering a peek inside the lives of those living behind them. Internationally acclaimed artist K.R. Santhana Krishnan has created over 900 door paintings in a career spanning more than 20 years, and he has never tired of the subject. “Raza painted the Bindu […]
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4 Great Reasons to Start Collecting Limited Edition Prints

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4 Great Reasons to Start Collecting Limited Edition Prints
The world of fine art is vast and diverse in every sense. Contrary to popular belief, it is not just limited to painting, drawing, and sculpture. Fine art prints make up their own distinct category and are becoming increasingly popular. A sub-category within art prints, limited edition prints are a series of identical prints, limited […]
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The Renaissance: One of the Most Influential Periods in the History of Art

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The Renaissance: One of the Most Influential Periods in the History of Art
The Renaissance is a unique and culturally rich period in history, marked by a great flourish of philosophy, literature and art in Europe. Immediately following the Middle Ages, the Renaissance era emerged in Italy in the late 14th century, and reached its zenith in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, through Italian art masters […]
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Mid-Century Modern: A Design Movement from the 1940s That Is Still Relevant

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Mid-Century Modern: A Design Movement from the 1940s That Is Still Relevant
One of the most enduring design movements in history, Mid-Century Modern is still largely prevalent in the furniture and architectural design landscapes. The style is almost ubiquitous in formal as well as informal décor settings, even today, be it in the form of large windows or sleek, streamlined furniture pieces. The timeless style never seems […]
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So Going Around Cities (Quarantina)

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So Going Around Cities (Quarantina)
From the Wite-Out series, Linda Norton, 1993–1994.                                             And now I’m with you, instantly & I’ll see you tomorrow night, and I see you constantly, hopefully though one or the other of us is […]
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Collector Favorites: Bestselling Artists of March

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Collector Favorites: Bestselling Artists of March
Ever wondered what other people are buying for their personal art collections? Though your tastes may differ, seeing what others are purchasing can help you discover new artists whose works you might not otherwise have considered. Below, meet 5 artists who have proven to be popular favorites with our collectors. For more ideas, browse our recently sold […]
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Don’t Mess with Texas

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Don’t Mess with Texas
You’ve heard the saying. Now it’s time to hold it to the test. In anticipation of the next edition of The Other Art Fair Dallas, we’re here to highlight the exhibitors based in the Lone Star state. Now grab a margarita and get to scrolling. The best emerging and independent Texan artists await! Williamsburg Water by Raphael […]
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