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Epithet of Kolkata

Epithet of Kolkata

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Hub of Creation
‘Pal’ is the epithet of Kolkata. And Kolkata defines the art of sculpture. The world is lightened with the flame of fame of the famous idol making in Kolkata. It is one of the hubs of creation where potters play with their magical arms and fix mud into wonderful idols.
During the month of September or October, Kolkata seems to be the creative heaven where the potters are the Almighty, giving life to the mud.

World wide fame
The interest for Kumortuli’s inventive work of art is consistently expanding, and its supply rundown is developing at a fast pace all through the globe. From Nigeria to Malaysia, Sweden to Johannesburg, Washington DC to London, and the Caribbean Islands, today, Kumortuli’s panoptic customer base of NRIs are spread crosswise over in far off terrains, including the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Consistently, during the season of Durga Pujas, symbols created by Kolkata craftsmen advance toward Durgotsavs masterminded by Indian people group living abroad, for example, Bay Area Probasee Inc in San Francisco, “Antorik” in Dallas, the USA, and London Durga Puja sorted out by Indian steel big shot, Lakshmi Mittal.
Process
Tying
After worshipping the frame of goddess Durga, pieces of bamboo sticks “konchi” are being tied with the frame in order to build the basic structure. Along with the bamboo sticks, a huge amount of hay is also tied with the frame. This work carries on for two to three days.
Work of Mud
After the tying process, it’s the work if clay soil. There are two phases of mud fixing. The first phase is called “akmete”. This work is continued for at least three weeks and after that the second phase “domete” starts. After the second phase, the idol remaremainst for a month to dry.

Colour
Colouring is a long process. It takes a huge timespan. It is done in two ways. Either by brushstrokes of my colour sprays.
The first coat of colour is the whitewash. It is called “short”. It is done so that the colour looks bright when put. The whitewash is left for drying for a few weeks and then the colour starts.
Decoration
The decoration is the final step of idol making after the colouring process. It is just the workshop that takes place. Goddess Durga and her wards along with Mahishasur is dressed grandiosely. And the process carries on.

Every year, in excess of 12000 Durga gods, made of mud, fiberglass, thermocol, and paper mash, are traveled to upwards of 90 nations around the world, alongside different models of divine beings and goddesses celebrated by Indian people group remaining abroad.
In the course of recent years, Kumortuli is seeing a downpour of fare orders, which are helping numerous specialists to continue, said a renowned craftsman known for his perfect imaginative aptitudes.
Not simply that, the specialty of symbol making itself is drawing enthusiasm from the worldwide group of spectators, and Kumortuli’s craftsmans are doing rounds in different workmanship weeks and presentations around the globe. For instance, a year ago, a mud symbol making showing was held in University of London’s SOAS South Asia Institute, while this in June, China Pal, one of the primary ladies Durga Puja icon producers of Kumartuli, took part in the China-South/Southeast Asian Art Week in South China.

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Indian cinema the Journey

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Cinema is the largest business in India today. In terms of industry, its total income in 2011 was $ 1.86 billion (₹ 93 billion but it developed itself to achieve this milestone. 03 May 2013 is the year in which Indian cinema has celebrated its 100th anniversary as on this day India’s first feature film “Raja Harishchandra” was released in the year 1913. It was produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema. “78 dead people become alive, see them speak?” Launch Line is the poster that gave the first speaking film to Indian cinema, “Alam Ara”, which was directed by Ardeshir Irani in 1931. It was the new rise of Indian cinema as it was the beginning of the golden era of films. Earlier, language was not important but now the rise of regional cinema too. The 1937 film “Krishna Kanhaiya” was the first color film to reach cinema Created Neek. The 50s brought many artists with them. The 1949 Raj Kapoor hit film Barsaat got an “A” certificate back then. Dilip Kumar debuted in 1944 with the film “Jowar Bhata”. “Mother India (1957)” and “Mughal-e-Azam (1960) made the craze for cinema. The themes of the films stories were of common civic values. It was normal to express the pain of society in the meantime. 70s By the end of the year, romantic hero Rajesh Khanna entered the cinema with the film Aradhana (1969) and romanticized the films. The girl was so fond of “Kaka” that she wrote letters with blood. Rajesh Khanna The record of 15 consecutive hits continues to this day. After several flops, Amitabh Bachchan made the film “Zanjeer (1973)” and his angry young man look became the first choice of the youth. Also became a big hit and did not stop till today. In the decades that followed, the stories shifted from social issues to a focus on young love. In the meantime, many producers filmed films out of the box. India’s first formal That the superstar was Ashok Kumar and the first female superstar was Devika Rani. Indian cinema too has always been male dominated but actresses have always left an indelible mark in which Madhubala, Nargis, Vyjantimala, Rekha and Madhuri Dixit still haunt people. The joy of those family films of the 1990s is not even in the twisting stories of today. Today, people are less inclined towards cinema and now it is not an old thing even in films. If you have not seen 100 years of cinema and want to see them, then just send that old music to the ears of an old man, watch his body change and you will see a superstar alive.

Magic of pencil

Magic of pencil

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People seem okay with with violence but when it comes to rape, they race to criticize. Her clothes donot determine her consent. When will that day come when our society will understand this. A girl carry her respect and her assets with herself. It’s not her mistake if anyone takes it the wrong way. A girl should not be taught how she have to act but the society should be taught how they have to change their mindsets. She is not a toy, she is not your puppet, she is an independent human being clothed in strength and dignity.

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Top 5 Art Galleries in Chennai

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Top 5 Art Galleries in Chennai

APPARAO ART GALLERY
Having completed 25 years in 2019, the Apparao Art Gallery is one of the most prominent art galleries of Chennai. Situated in the central locality of Nungambakkam this art gallery is open to all. The Apparao Art Gallery boasts one of the largest collection of art in the city and does not limit itself to well established names only. Initially being prominent only in Chennai its prominence has increased naturally and attracts artists and talent from all over the country.

LALIT KALA AKADEMI
Lalit Kala Akademi is also known as the National Academy of Arts is situated all over the country. It is considered to be one of the best institutions to learn fine arts. The Lalit Kala Akademi comes under the control of Ministry of Culture GOI. In Chennai the Lalit Kala Akademi is located on Greams Road and does not limit itself to teaching fine arts only, the institution boasts one of the best collections of art and is a notable name in the Art Scene.

FOCUS ART GALLERY
Located in the area of Alwarpet, Focus Art Gallery is known for its modern outlook and disposition. This gallery is known to be an eye candy for art lovers specially those who focus on contemporary art. Having hosted a number of exhibitions, Focus Art Gallery is known to encourage artists of different capacities and calibers to be as innovative as possible.
When in the city of Chennai, all enthusiasts of contemporary art must visit Focus Art Gallery.

CHOLAMANDLAM ARTISTS VILLAGE
Possessing one of the best collections of historic art, Cholamandlam Artists Village was established in 1966. Situated on East Coast Road this institution has a large amount of history attached to it as it was solely responsible in promoting and propagating the cause of the Madras Art Movement from 1985 to 1990.The Cholamandlam Artists Village creates a sense of belonging and unites artists and art enthusiasts. The Cholamandlam Artists Village is on the bucket list of artists all over the country.

ART CULTURE FESTIVAL
Art Culture Festival.in is one of the most prominent Art Galleries in Chennai. It does not limit itself to merely static art and incorporates and performing arts as well. Art Culture Festival proves to be a breeding ground for various artists to display their talent which varies from Art, Music , Performing Arts to Theatre. Art Culture Festival also provides consultancy and advice in the field of art and boast the best art advisors. The establishment is of dynamic character and has earned a name and position of high relevance in the Art Scene.
Acf has a digital platform where artists can post their art works along with their names. Contact information . For direct sale leads .
For Coverages . Events. News and trends in the industry . an ideal platform

Top 5 Art Galleries in Hyderabad

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Top 5 Art Galleries in Hyderabad

KALAKRITI ART GALLERY
Situated in the locality of Banjara Hills, Kalakriti is one of the most popular and recognized art galleries of Hyderabad. It has a state of the art design which does not deny it ample of space which makes it practical to host an array of exhibitions. The Kalakriti Art Gallery displays art of notable artists and is also a breeding ground for young upcoming talent. Kalakriti Art Gallery has made a name for itself not only in the Art scene of Hyderabad but all over the nation.

MUSE ART GALLERY
Located opposite the picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake, Muse Art Gallery is situated in the luxurious Marriot Hotel. Unlike its first impression, this art gallery is run on non profit basis and does not limit itself just to the classes. The Muse Art Gallery is known to be an art gallery for the masses. The Muse Art Gallery was established in 2010 by Telegu actor named Cheeranjivi ,in a short time span Muse Art Gallery has been able to cover ground and rise in prominence in the Art Scene.

SHRISTI ART GALLERY
Being far from monolithic in character, Shristi Art Gallery hosts the Art of well established notable names and artists alongside breeds and nurtures fresh talent making sure their art does not go unseen. Established in the year 2007 by notable art collector Remani Nambiar, Shristi Art Gallery has been a home to over hundred exhibitions and is always catching the headlines in the Art Scene. Since the death of its founder, Shristi Art Gallery is being managed by Remani Nambiars daughter Laxmi Nambiar who does not shy away from the cause of the growth and increase in prominence of Shristi Art Gallery.
SALAR JUNG MUSEUM ART GALLERY
Salar Jung Museum Art Gallery is one of the oldest and most prestigious Art Galleries of Hyderabad. Located on Salar Jung Road the city of Hyderabad takes a lot of pride in the Salar Jung Museum Art Gallery as it is one of the only three national museums in India. This Art Gallery does not limit itself to contemporary art and hosts an array of historical art and sculpture. The museum was founded in 1951 and was given the status of national importance by the Parliament of India in 1961. Over the years the Salar Jung Museum has not only retained its character and essence but has grown in prestige by leaps.

ART CULTURE FESTIVAL
Art Culture Festival.in is one of the most prominent Art Galleries in Hyderabad. It does not limit itself to merely static art and incorporates and performing arts as well. Art Culture Festival proves to be a breeding ground for various artists to display their talent which varies from Art, Music , Performing Arts to Theatre. Art Culture Festival also provides consultancy and advice in the field of art and boast the best art advisors. The establishment is of dynamic character and has earned a name and position of high relevance in the Art Scene.
Acf has a digital platform where artists can post their art works along with their names. Contact information . For direct sale leads .
For Coverages . Events. News and trends in the industry . an ideal platform .

Top 5 Art Galleries & Museums in Jaipur

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GYAN MUSEUM
Established as a tribute to Mr Gyan Singh Dhadha, Gyan Museum is one of the most notable centers of art in Jaipur. The Gyan Museum takes a person back in time as it displays various things of old times dating back to the 19th century which include- Hukkas of that time, playing cards, paintings etc. Situated in the Sitapura Industrial Area of Jaipur, one can only visit this museum with a prior appointment.

KALANERI ART GALLERY
Kalaneri Art Gallery is one of the most notable names in the Art Scene of Jaipur. Located in JLN Marg which is a prominent locality of the pink city, this art gallery is open to all. The Kalaneri Art Gallery is particularly spacious with an area of 36000 sq ft. The Kalaneri Art Gallery is not only limited to displaying art but it also acts as an intermediate between buyers and sellers. The Kalaneri Art Gallery also has its own academy which was established with the vision to develop and polish young artists and give them a wide exposure.

ICA ART GALLERY
ICA Art Gallery is one of the most prominent names in the Art Scene of Jaipur. This Art Gallery boasts a collection of over Ten Thousand pieces of art of various kinds, ranging from contemporary to historic. As of today the art gallery is being handled by the third generation. The ICA Art Gallery proves to be a delight for artists as well as art lovers and collectors who can observe various forms of art here over a cup of coffee in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

GALLERY ARTCHILL
Established in the year 2008, Gallery Artchill has been able to make a name for itself in a short time span. Located within the premises of the Amber Fort this Art Gallery is a joy for both artists and art lovers. The Gallery Artchill possesses a dynamic character and conducts programs such as Art Exchanges in order to expose the Indian Art Scene to the world as well as integrate global ideas and concepts in the Indian Art Scene. The concept of contemporary art in Rajasthan was introduced by Gallery Artchill, another milestone achieved by this gallery was the launch of the first 3D book on contemporary art.
ART CULTURE FESTIVAL
Art Culture Festival.in is one of the most prominent Art Galleries in Jaipur. It does not limit itself to merely static art and incorporates and performing arts as well. Art Culture Festival proves to be a breeding ground for various artists to display their talent which varies from Art, Music , Performing Arts to Theatre. Art Culture Festival also provides consultancy and advice in the field of art and boast the best art advisors. The establishment is of dynamic character and has earned a name and position of high relevance in the Art Scene.
ACF has a digital platform where artists can post their art works along with their names. Contact information . For direct sale leads .
For Coverages. Events. News and trends in the industry, an ideal platform.

Top 5 Art Galleries in Mumbai

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Best Art Galleries in Mumbai

Chemould Prescott Road Gallery
Established in 1963, Chemould Prescott is one of the oldest and most revered galleries in Mumbai. Originally established in Jehangir Art Gallery today its nested on Prescott Road. The Gallery showcases big names such as Shilpa Gupta and Atul Dodiya as well as emerging talent such as Dhruvi Acharya and Shehzaad Dawood. Since its inception until today the Chemould Prescott Road Gallery has retained its character and grown in prestige.

Tasveer
Located in Institute of Contemporary Indian Art ,Kala Ghoda, Tasveer is one of the most notable photography collectives in the country. After the closing down of Matthieu Foss, Tasveer acted like a life saver for the photography enthusiasts. Being a an establishment which is far from monolithic it showcases Indian as well as International names. Tasveer also provides an inside to the rich heritage and past of the Maharajas through exhibitions. The exhibitions conducted at the Institute of Contemporary Indian Art tilt towards black and white photography. Tasveer has gained recognition and name over the past years.

Gallery Maskara
Unlike many art galleries, Gallery Maskara has a dynamic outlook and seeks to merge International Art along with homegrown art. Located in Colaba, an area where there is a fight for space, Gallery Maskara boasts a large area, the large area allows the gallery to host different types of art large in size The gallery was opened in 2008 by Abhay Maskara who aims to intergrate Indian Art which has a closed outlook to the scene of global art. The beauty and character of the gallery lies in its uniqueness .

Volte
Established in 2008,Volte has been able to make a name for itself in the Art scene in a short time span and today is one of the most prominent art galleries in Mumbai. Volte hosts a number of pieces of Tibetan part which is its USP as not many establishments display Tibetan art. This art gallery is located in Colaba on a narrow road which has a number of art galleries. The owner of the gallery Tushar Jiwarajka has put his heart and soul into establishing and the growth of this gallery.

Art Culture Festival
Art Culture Festival is one of the most prominent Art Galleries in Mumbai. It does not limit itself to merely static art and incorporates and performing arts as well. Art Culture Festival proves to be a breeding ground for various artists to display their talent which varies from Art, Music , Performing Arts to Theatre. Art Culture Festival also provides consultancy and advice in the field of art and boast the best art advisors. The establishment is of dynamic character and has earned a name and position of high relevance in the Art Scene.ACF has a digital platform where artists can post their art works along with their names. Contact information . For direct sale leads . For Coverages . Events. News and trends in the industry . an ideal platform .

Fine Arts in Delhi

Fine Arts in Delhi

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How many of you have visited the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi or any art gallery anywhere? If you have been to one, that’s great but if you haven’t, then you are surely missing out on a rich experience of human life. The Internet gives the option of viewing an art gallery online, but making the plan, moving out of your den, and spending time there looking at the artworks is what matters.

Art is anything that soothes your visual sense, something that expresses an imagination, emotion or experience. Art includes paintings, sculptures, and architecture. ‘Art’ has been differentiated from ‘performing arts’; music, theatre, film, and dance fall into the latter.

Although the blog starts with a confining question, art isn’t confined. It isn’t only available in art galleries. Nature is divine art. You look at a tree, a grasshopper, an ant, a flower, another human being or, not to brag, if you closely look at yourself too, anything that’s made by nature, if you are just capable enough to look closely, you will experience beauty in its full blossom. But if you can’t look closely and you need some help to appreciate different forms of beauty that there are, then you can visit an art gallery and experience what the artists did and feel all that they attempted to bring out on the canvas.

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