Opinion  /  Published 11.01.19

Calcutta's gruesome public art

Statuary and public art are proliferating in the city. Most of these are scary. In this column I will try to arrange them in an ascending order of horror, in the classic Aristotelian sense. Horror, Ar...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

West Bengal  /  Published 23.11.19

Gandhi statue repair move

Visva-Bharati’s fine arts faculty, Kala Bhavana, has drawn up a plan to renovate the statue of Mahatma Gandhi — constructed in 1968 by artist Ramkinkar Baij — following a request by President Ra...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.18

Exhibition to kick off Kala Bhavana centenary joy

Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati’s fine arts department, will for the first time hold a large-scale exhibition of paintings and sculptures of its famous teachers and students since its inception 100 year...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan(WestBengal)

Odisha  /  Published 20.11.18

Artists lend beauty to waste & scrap in Odisha

An open-air sculpture museum, touted as the first in the state, was inaugurated at Kalinga Nagar here on Tuesday.Chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the museum that is spread over five acres.Twe...
By Anwesha Ambaly in Bhubaneswar

Odisha  /  Published 20.11.18

Foreigners make sculpture from waste

A group of foreign artists from across the world have come up with art installations made from waste materials in the city.The live sculpturing session, which began on November 1, will culminate with ...
By Anwesha Ambaly in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.11.18

17 noted names create art with Earth at its heart

Ceramic birds on a real tree. Discarded industrial junk as sculptures. The first-of-its-kind Art Residency, a signature art camp organised by Tata Steel at the Centre for Excellence here, ended on Thu...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.03.20

Art to fight noise monster

The capital has got a sculpture that aims to create awareness about noise pollution.The three-piece sculpture, depicting an ear trying to protect itself from the sound created by two trumpet-shaped l...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 20.03.20

Twitter storm over Shamsie's Covid-19 list

The word or expression of the year 2020 will probably turn out to be ‘self-isolate’. But what we are to read if we have to be confined to our homes on account of the Covid-19 pandemic was discusse...
By Amit Roy in

Arts  /  Published 23.10.18

House from Hitchcock's Psycho now in London

Those who have had nightmares after watching Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 psychological thriller, Psycho — especially the shower scene in which secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is repeatedly stabbe...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.19

Gandhara: A confluence of cultures

Heinrich Zimmer, extolling the achievements of Gandhara artists in deviating from Hellenistic ideals and transforming the Buddha image into “the personification of a pure essence”, wrote in The Ar...
By Soumitra Das in


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