art and culture
Inspired by Tagore: Showcasing the traditional art and craft of Bengal
Kolkata, May 11, (IBNS): In keeping with poet Rabindranath Tagore's progressive ideas of supporting local and traditional art, the West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts organises a special fair at the Rabindra Bharati University's Jorasanko campus around the poet's birthday.
Whiff from the West
Music is high on the country’s cultural agenda but Western Classical music has somehow missed the bus in the current scenario. Surangama Guha reports
They had not met each other before and knew little about each other’s culture when they started off. But soon, surprise was replaced with respect, impatience with empathy and the outcome: A Pocketful of Dreams.
Young and dynamic, these artists are here to stay. The contemporary art scene in the country is an exciting one. Many upcoming young artists have redefined the art scene like never before and it is ever evolving. From space, spiritualism to surrealism, these artists are experimenting with a range of subjects. Here is a look at five promising artists you should look out for:
Young and vivacious, Swati Pasari started painting in her late teens. Hailing from a business family in Kolkata, Swati tried her hand at the family business before finding her inner calling in art. The young artist also attributes a large part of her present life to pranic-healing and its effects. In a conversation with IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity, Swati opens up about art, life, pranic-healing and art market in India.
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IBNS): The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance, Music and Visual Arts in association with Rabindra Bharati University and Lalit Kala Akademi on Thursday inaugurated a workshop on Santhal Pata painting of Jadu Pata series in Kolkata.