“An attempt to reach out to those interested in the arts, but isolated by the lockdown, is now an #oraldocumentationproject encouraging you to draw or write about your favourite memory from a museum...Thank you @janeborges87 written so beautifully our team is beaming
“The idea was to reach out to those who might have been forgotten, are #isolated, #depressed and lack access to #museums or #heritage sites. By opening up an undiscovered space, I wanted to give them something to look forward to in the future," says Das.”
This is one of the paintings from the ‘Water Lillies’ series with oil on canvas by the French Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. This was painted by him between 1914 - 1917, when the First World War was ravaging
Between 1914 till his death in 1926, Monet completed 200 paintings (mostly large canvases)!!!He apparently painted quickly during summers when the light was good and filled in the details during winters, not letting his failing vision come in the way of such dynamic creativity
Feb 12, 2020 • 5 tweets • 12 min read
VarnikaDesigns started its first social media colab with Suyash Srivastava, Textile Designer. He was completing his project from Siwan in Bihar, one of India’s most sensational states, and gave us live coverage from there.
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His objective when he started the takeover was:”I am looking forward to take the viewers through the lives of #local#people in #Bihar,focusing on their way of living,the types of products they use,things that lead &influence their lives by building a visual experience for them.
Feb 9, 2020 • 5 tweets • 10 min read
Witnessed history being projected! On Saturday, 8th February, India’s prominent artist #nalinimalani created an installation on the facade of the #TajPalaceHotel in #Mumbai It had more than 50 animations and floating images, perfectly wrapped around the hotel
People stopped on the extremely busy #Gatewayofindia to hunt for the ‘#Koel’ (large Indian #cuckoos) as the sound of the #bird emitted from the #video Nalini Malani has an entire series called’Can you hear me?’ on @instagram on her profile
Jan 29, 2020 • 5 tweets • 11 min read
Happy Basant Panchami: in India it means ‘Basant’ or Spring is here. India has 6 seasons, each as beautiful as the other ♥️ Let’s celebrate it through our love for Nature as Draupadi and her attendants are in this miniature painting made 500 years
This #miniaturepainting is from ‘Razmnana’ commissioned by Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan, able commander, #poet#advisor of #Mughal emperor #Akbar a #dyslexic he made it his mission for translation of many manuscripts into highly illustrated books in his ‘taswirkhana’painting atelier
Hi, I’m Chitku 🙂 we’ve met before. This is my brother Kaachbo. We have been brought into this world by Priyanka Tolia😎
Around 2003, while working in Mumbai, many of her colleagues from varied Himalayan states of India, discussed frequently and naively on the needs of design interventions to create livelihood opportunities so as to push mountain industries that otherwise face isolation.
There’s lesser sense of wonder and more logic in the world today... the youngest Jnanpith award winner, author Amitav Ghosh feels! His surprise in finding that most of the people he interacted with in Venice were Bengalis, his way of dealing with the human spirit in his writings,
and if he locks himself up while writing are some of the things that he discussed with the Director @shekharkapur The more than 100 year Royal Opera House proved to be the perfect venue for such a creative dialogue with so much laughter. #Shakespeare was smiling up there 😊
When the #city is like a #museum, with layers of #history#stories in each breath-just go out& explore.We did exactly that😊celebrated #internationalmuseumday with young #designers walking around lanes of historic #bombay Thanks Bharat, Manu, Saurav Vaibhav for coming on the tour
The #icom theme for 2019 was: ‘Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition’ - we followed it by discovering the beautiful Maneckji Sett Parsi Fire Temple in our walk in #Fort. It’s the second oldest Fire temple of the Parsis in the culturally diverse city, made in 1733