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Depiction of Cupid during Leonardo da Vinci era

Cupid is the son of Venus and the god of Love; in Latin he is called Amor, and in Greek, Eros. He is usually shown as a winged child. His attributes are a bow, arrow and quiver. Those hit by his arrows become lovers. Cupid is never the centre of the subject however they play […]

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That sketchy excellence!

We talk about paintings that have made history and fortunes that belong to painters and have made them to be legendary artists in our century. Let us talk about the sketches they had drawn while they were alive. This one is called: Head of a Woman  “La Scapigliata” 1500/1508 Attributed to Italian Renaissance master Leonardo […]

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Know more about the Painter of the Queens

Pietro Annigoni (1910-1988) was an Italian portraitist and a fresco painter influenced by the Italian Renaissance. He was nicknamed by the press of his time as “the painter of queens”. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from 1956 is very famous. Although he is remembered for his portraits of famous people, he also portrayed “less […]

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This ceramic bowl at yard sale is worth more than $500,00!

You never know what you may get at a yard sale. A man who bought a ceramic bowl for $35 (approximately Rs2,500) in a yard sale unknowingly became an owner of an artefact which is worth $500,000 (approximately Rs 3,63,22,450). The white bowl adorned with cobalt blue paintings of flowers and other designs is about […]

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Angelina Jolie sells rare Winston Churchill painting at record price!

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a British politician, statesman, army officer, and a writer. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, during World War II, and again from 1951 to 1955. He was also fond of painting landscapes, and it was one of his passions.  A rare Winston […]

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The Bull in an open business arena

The statue of a bull in front of the New York Stock exchange has become very much a part of the building but it actually was not in the blueprint.  The Bull was originally installed in New York in 1989 without permission. It was designed to represent the “strength and power of the American people” […]

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Is it a code or just an art? Mysteries behind famous paintings

If you have watched the Da Vinci Code and other Dan Brown novel-based movies, you must wonder how much of those conspiracy theories are actually true. The whole idea of people leaving a message behind in a code or even in simple writing hundreds of years ago makes for an exciting discovery. So when this […]

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Covid Collection is the new trend among art collectors!

During the peak of the pandemic when the world was locked in their homes, all of us got a breather from chasing the day to day life and taking a look at our passions and hobbies. We read new books, practiced our craft or just understood what we like to do in our free time. […]

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Williams sisters not just play it right but also have a keen eye for art

Serena Williams is considered as one of the best tennis players in the world and has shown us that with her dedication and focus, we can cultivate our strength to channel it in the right direction. Other than being an iconic sportswoman, Williams also has a fascination for collecting Art. In her palatial Miami home, […]

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Padma Shri Awards for the field of Art

Padma Shri is one of the highest Civilian Honours in the Republic of India. This means, over years and decades, if a person has excelled in his own field be it academics or arts or literature and also helped spread the knowledge in the community of all over the country, they get an honour for […]