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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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Librarian uses drones to deliver books 

The world is not a very happy place right now, but there are a few who have not accepted defeat. With no amusement parks, picnics, or even movie halls, children have not much to do at home. Books are actually our best friends these days, and one person is making sure that all kids get […]

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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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Witness year’s first solar eclipse this Sunday 

This Father’s Day coincides with many more things. Yes, it’s also International Yoga Day but even star gazers in India are in for a treat on June 21. India will witness the first Surya Grahan or solar eclipse of 2020. It will be an annular eclipse in some parts while for most of the country […]

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This robo dog reminds you to maintain social distancing 

The Coronavirus pandemic is not over, but the countries have started easing the lockdown. People have been advised to maintain social distancing and follow hygiene protocols.  But many times it’s not followed. We tend to forget that we’re still living in an infected environment. To make people remember to maintain social distancing, the Singapore government […]

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Kathy Sullivan is the first woman to dive in deepest trench 

A former NASA astronaut who was the first American woman to walk in space has become the world’s first woman to reach the deepest point on Earth. Kathy Sullivan dove to Challenger Deep, the lowest-known location on the planet. She is now the first woman and eighth person to descend the 7 miles (11 kilometers) […]

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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 […]

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The Scream by Edvard Munch

The Scream by Edvard Munch Painting: The Scream Artist: Edvard Munch Year: 1893 Medium: Oil, tempera, pastel and crayon on cardboard. Dimensions: 91 cm × 73.5 cm (36 in × 28.9 in) Location: Natuonal Gallery and Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway The Scream is the popular name given to a composition created by Norwegian Expressionist artist […]

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Say Thank You! to nature in these way 

While we celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, there are a few things we can do the whole year, and the rest of our lives, to help the environment and preserve nature. The trick is to understand the importance of our surroundings and make choices which would not harm nature.  Ride a bicycle The […]

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Robots at your service! 

A restaurant in the Netherlands is turning to robots to help serve customers while still complying with social-distancing guidelines. The restaurant-owner Shaosong Hu is deploying the robotic waiters at his restaurant in the Dutch beachside town of Renesse to pick up dishes, serve food, and greet customers with ‘hello and welcome’ once the restaurant reopens […]