Articles tagged under: Art

Foreign, local artists paint Central Bus station wall in Vadodara

February 05, 2019

Vadodara: As many as 29 artists from across India and the world painted the wall of Vadodara central bus station here as part of the Global Art Festival. The artists were from U.K., U.S.A., Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Turkey, Belgium, Rwanda, Uganda, Argentina, Chile and other countries. They were joined by M.S. University Fine Arts faculty ex--students. Around 500 square ft wall was painted with colors in four hours span by artists. The artists who earlier participated in ...Read More

2018 edition of Abir First Take art show kicks off; artworks of 111 budding artists from 40 cities on display

October 27, 2018
2018 edition of Abir First Take art show kicks off; artworks of 111 budding artists from 40 cities on display

Ahmedabad:Over the last 3 years, Abir’s annual show ‘First Take’ has become synonymous with an art contest to watch out for among the budding artists from all quarters of the country. Keeping up with the rising popularity among art connoisseurs, artists and patrons, Abir First Take 2018 opened its doors at L&P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre as it showcased 111 par excellence artworks shortlisted from 1922 entries. Unlike last two years where there were only 5 winners, this year Abir has ...Read More

Shortlisted works by Abir on display at 2nd Edition of ‘First Take’ exhibition in Ahmedabad

September 09, 2017

Ahmedabad: Among 6 winners and 90 artworks shortlisted at Abir ‘First Take 2017’ from an array of 1360 entries from 118 cities, a strong sense of achievement rings true for natural dye proponent Ruby Jagrut. The platform thrown open by her in 2016 to celebrate art across genres is in its second edition now and has successfully penetrated into the farthest contours of India to sieve out brilliant artists. It has ably encouraged and felicitated aspiring talents and assimilated connoisseurs. ...Read More

Morari Bapu presents Zaverchand Meghani Award to Joravarsinh Jadav

October 09, 2015

Rajkot Veteran folk literature author, Shri Joravarsinh Jadav today was presented Shri Zaverchand Meghani Award from Meghani Lok Sahitya Kendra of Saurashtra University in Rajkot. Shri Morari Bapu presented the award to Shri Jadav in presence of ministers Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Nanubhai Vanani, artist Bhikhudanbhai Gadhvi, Shahbuddin Rathod among others. Shri Jadav has written tonnes of literature on Gujarat's folk arts, traditions, folk music, folk music instruments, folk entertainmen...Read More

Gujarati tray fetches record 962,500 pounds at UK auction

October 07, 2015

From Aditi Khanna London An extraordinary 16th-century wooden tray from Gujarat has been sold for 962,500 pounds at an auction in the UK, setting a new world record for a rare piece of this type. Originally estimated at 60,000-80,000 pounds, the unique mother-of-pearl and black lac overlaid tray went under the hammer for 10 times its estimate at Bonhams' Islamic and Indian Art sale in London this week. The rare design, which depicts winged figures carrying birds or vessels, has never b...Read More

US museum to return rare ‘stolen’ artworks to India

September 28, 2015

New York An American art museum will return to India four allegedly stolen rare artworks purchased from disgraced US-based Indian art dealer Subhash Kapoor, who is under probe for running an international smuggling racket. The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in the US state of Ohio said it will return the artworks, including a bronze sculpture and carved stone. TMA will coordinate the return of four objects with US representatives of the Republic of India, the museum said in a statement....Read More

Gujarat artist’s sand sculpture on Narendra Modi’s US visit(picture)

September 26, 2014

Ahmedabad, 26 September 2014 Gujarat based sand artist Rajesh Muliya has created a sand sculpture in pottery and ceramic town Than in Surendranagar district featuring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Obama to wish new era of friendship between India and America. Muliya, an owner of ceramic manufacturing unit has hobby to make sand and wax sculptures. Read More

Gujarat honours Padma Vibhushan Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj on his 75th birth anniversary(video)

December 30, 2013

Ahmedabad, 30 December 2013 Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today described PadmaVibhushan Kathak exponent Pandit Birju Maharaj’s six-decade long relentless effort towards leading a life fulfilled ‘one life for one mission’. Felicitating the maestro at a glittering function attended by connoisseurs of music and dance here, Mr. Modi said that Indian dance forms have for ages been one step ahead of the yoga – interlinking body, mind, heart and soul. He ...Read More

Gujarat state Lalit Kala Academy awards announced

December 05, 2013

Gandhinagar, 5 December 2013 Sports, Youth and Cultural activities minister Shri Raman Vora today announced year 2011-12 winners of Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy awards. Painting: Nandubhai Rathwa, Vadodara Truptiben Dave, Ahmedabad Rajendra Parikh, Bhavnagar Sculpture Dipakbhai Kannal, Vadodara Narottam Luhar, Surat Gagjibhai Monpara, Jamnagar Photography Rahul Gajjar, Vadodara Vivek Desai, Ahmedabad Bhati.N, Rajkot Each of the award winners will...Read More

In pictures: A visit to AIAF 2013 art installations in Amdavad

September 30, 2013

Ahmedabad, 30 September 2013 As a part of Ahmedabad International Arts Festival(AIAF) 2013, the CN school of fine arts in Amdavad organized an art installation show on the theme of 'celebrations'. Presented here are some of the installations, paintings and other creations showcased by the students: Read More