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Obscured by an architectural wonder!

How often will we visit a landmark destination and return satisfied, without even knowing whether there was anything else, that we missed in the aura of that wonder! There are many hidden architectural gems in India. How often would have we noticed the shark difference between number of visitors to Taj Mahal and then to […]

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A bit of old world charm at Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java is often called locally as Jogja or Jogjakarta. It is known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage. Hence it was quite apt for us to have stayed in a hotel known for its heritage itself. The Phoenix was such a hotel. The original building was built in […]

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Contemporary art – Brussels’ cultural heartbeat in April 

“Is Brussels the new Berlin?” Some say it is, others aren’t convinced. But one thing is certain: Brussels has become a hub of contemporary art and April we be the perfect time to enjoy the richness of its art! Once again this year there are several fairs taking place in the capital: the two largest, Art […]

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Daughter breastfeeds prisoned father and gets immortalised!

This is the Memmelocke Statue at Botermarkt 17 in Ghent, Belgium. A classical sculpture on the top of a building which was once the entrance to the city prison and also the wardens house. This building is located between the Belfry and the Lakenhelle. In the crypt of the Lakenhelle the city jail was housed […]

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Graffiti Street – Art in alley at Ghent

We have already read about how city of Bruges in Belgium showcases its Public Art. Another city in Belgium is know for its different form of art- graffiti. This is Ghent. We are talking about Graffiti Street in Ghent. This narrow alley called Werregaren straat, between Vrijdagmarkt and Groentenmarkt is know as Graffiti Street- a […]

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The whole of Bruges is a public art gallery

Bruges is one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium and perhaps on the northern coast of Europe. The entire historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As with many other cities in Europe, one of the most interesting part about Bruges is its public art. A public art space is reflection of a […]

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Unknown Pair of Sculptures by Michelangelo Presented to the World

The hitherto unknown pair of sculptures by Michelangelo Buonarroti from 1494 was presented to the public at a media conference on September 8, along with an explanation of the detailed study of the sculptures by the “Art Research Foundation”. The study analyzes the plausibility of the object’s time of origin using technical and scientific methods. An […]

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Brussels enjoys ‘Gallery Night in the City’

On Thursday, 23rd April galleries in Brussels opened their doors from 6-9pm as part of Gallery Night in the City. As in previous years, Art Brussels happily offered shuttle services to travel between galleries. Art Brussels is committed to the Brussels Galleries and therefore is also proud to support the Brussels Art Days, taking place […]

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Installations heavy on paintings! – The Art scene

Art world seems to be getting more and more crazy towards installations. Are paintings loosing out? Installations are jazzy, trendy and perhaps more communicating. Recently concluded Delhi Art Fair also reflected this in a big way. Installations carried big space, bigger price tag and biggest buyers. A look at some of the installations- ‘Music of […]

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Husain at Delhi Art Fair

Maqbool Fida Husain or M.F. Husain was indeed India’s most celebrated painter and a charismatic artist who took Indian art to world fame. He doesn’t need to be introduced any more. Having forced to live in exile in his last years due to protest from fundamentalist elements on many of his paintings, galleries in India […]

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