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Historiography

Historiography is a prelude to understanding history as a form of knowledge. Interpretation begins by asking how history came to be written, who the historians were, why they were writing and what were the intellectual and ideological influences that shaped their histories. These constitute shifts and influences in the way history is read. Promilla Thappar, […]

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Here’s an assignment for you!

Artist Seamus Wray Artist Seamus Wray has painted his own self, painting his own self, who paints the two of them, and continues the chain (like looking in the L mirror). He seems to be so self observant that he paints the surroundings, lighting, angle and also himself in a very realistic manner. Artist Seamus […]

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The shock value of art!

History of Art is a very interesting field. It helps us go to the root of the reason why we see what we see, feel what we feel, and also interact the way we do. Do you ever realise that when we follow our day to day routine, we become immune to what we are […]

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Krishna by Nicholas Roerich

Year: 1930 Medium: Tempera, Canvas Location: Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York, USA. Nicholas Roerich was born on 9th October  1874 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was a painter, writer, archeologist, theosophist, philosopher, and a public figure who was extremely spiritual. Roerich dedicated much of his life and work to the Himalayas, which was also his […]

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Hagia Sophia is a mosque now. What does this mean to the world?

If you like to travel and know, about the historical monuments in the world then you must have heard of Hagia Sophia. This beautiful UNESCO Heritage Site is more than 1500 years old and has an importance in the cultural diversity of Turkey. But now the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has officially stated that […]

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The ‘Composition’ of Wassily Kandinsky

Artist: Wassily Kandinsky Name of Painting: Composition 8 Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Created: 1923 MEDIUM: OIL ON CANVAS DIMENSIONS: 55 1/4 X 79 INCHES (140.3 X 200.7 CM) Genre: Abstract art Periods: Suprematism, Abstract art Wassily Kandinsky was from Moscow, Russia. He studied and was always fascinated by  theoretical geometry. This is the study […]

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The Great Wave of Kanagawa

Name: The Great Wave Year: 1829 – 1833 Size: 25.7 cm × 37.8 cm (10.1 in × 14.9 in) Medium: color woodblock The Great Wave is a Japanese Wood Print imprint done by the great artist Katsushika Hokusai. It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print secured Hokusai’s fame both in Japan and overseas. […]

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Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet 

Artist: Claude Monet Year: 1872 Dimension: 48 cm x 63 cm Medium: Oil Paint Period: Impressionism Impressionism was an era in the creative world where the artist internalized the feeling of watching something beautiful, grow with it and then paint or write about it to share with the fellow world. This is a great medium […]

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American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘untitled’ painting sells for $110.5 mn at auction

Painting: untitled Artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat Year: 1982 Medium: oil stick and spray paint Period: Neo- Expressionism, Contemporary Art. Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side […]

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

Year: 1495 – 1498 Dimension: 15 feet x 29 feet Painted directly on the wall Medium: tempera paints on stone Place: The wall of Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. Period: Renaissance, High Renaissance, Italian Renaissance.  The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most iconic paintings in the world. It […]