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Meet Pigcasso - The Artistic Pig earns millions of dollars for her paintings
If you’re a keen social media user, you might have come across numerous viral videos of elephants and other animals trying to paint and being creative, but did you hear that pig was doing painting. Yes, meet Pigcasso, the world’s first ar
NFT Artwork by Humanoid Robot Sophia - Sells at auction for nearly $700000
It’s fascinating to see this new creation!! Sophia the robot has worn several hats five years since she was activated by the Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics. And having already established herself as an activist, a musician, and a fashionista, the humanoid robot is now a digital artist looking to cash into the internet's latest hysteria: NFT. Reuters reported that each of Sophia’s artwork will be linked to an NFT and will be up for auction early Wednesday (4.30 AM IST) on the digital art marketplace Nifty Gateway. This will be the...
Indian Art gallery G exhibiting the original paintings of Legend Raja Ravi Varma
The original artworks of masters like Raja Ravi Varma, C Raja Raja Varma, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy and Binod Behari Mukherjee are being showcased by the Sandeep and Gitanjali Maini Foundation at their gallery in Bengaluru. The exhibition titled The Masters & The Modern, An Amalgamation of Old and New World Classics features unique paintings that were bought by private collectors and never presented before anywhere. Interestingly, these artworks have been insured by the foundation because they are of high value and safeguarded...
Indian Artist Vignesh Rajs Thirukkural based painting won a Tamilnadu State Award
Vignesh Raj said art is a way of life; he can’t describe the thrill when he finish an art and see his hard work come to him. This Coimbatore based artist was the only one from his city to have recently won a state award issued by the International Institute of Tamil Studies, for his untitled painting based on the Thirukkural. Out of 465 entries, only 15 were selected. He honourably shares this victory with the artists like M Raja and Jemenne selva. Now the winning paintings are exhibited at the gallery of the International Institute of Tamil studies in...
Banksy’s Painting Sold for 14 M Euros for Covid-19 health workers
A Banksy painting depicting a young boy playing with a superhero nurse doll has raised more than £16m for an NHS charity after being sold at auction. Christie's said the hammer price of £14.4m for the 1m (3ft) x 1m work was a "world auction record" for a Banksy. Including a buyer's premium, the purchaser paid £16.8m. Christie's said it would be donating "a significant portion" of its premium, meaning a total of "more than £16m" would go to Southampton Hospitals Charity. [addimg=6907] The work by...
North Korean oil painting exhibition meets with Chinese people despite the closed borders due to Covid-19
An exhibition of North Korean portrait and landscape oil paintings has been displayed at the Shanxi Art Museum in the North since Chinese people are purchasing them as investments. More than 300 oil paintings from three generations of North Korean painters are on display at the exhibition. Gu Xinxia, the curator of the exhibition, recommended the works of Kim Chang-sung. Kim's paintings reflect a milestone in the nationalization of North Korean oil paintings, Gu said. Kim's landscape painting at the exhibition features the natural scenery of North Korea...
Worlds largest canvas painting Journey of Humanity sells for $62million in Dubai
An artwork created from the world's largest canvas painting has sold for $62 million in Dubai, the second most expensive painting sold at auction by a living artist. The original painting, "The Journey of Humanity" by British artist Sacha Jafri, holds the Guinness World Record for the largest art canvas. This massive artwork was created by him to raise money for children affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Painted on one large canvas on the ballroom floor of the Atlantis hotel in Dubai over seven months of the coronavirus pandemic, the canvas...
The 10 Expensive Jean Michel Basquait Scribble Artworks sold at auction
Graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is regarded as one of the world’s most successful street artists, and one of the most successful African-American artists. His career spanned barely 10 years but Jean-Michel Basquiat remains one of the most influential and important contemporary artists today. His street art-style paintings can fetch up to nine-figure sums and his collectors include Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp. Here, we list Basquiat’s top-sold paintings at auction. 1.Untitled...
Painting Techniques meet Sculptures by Madrid artist Mercedes Vincente
The artist Mercedes Vicente took her painting technique and sculpts it improvised shapes with spiral twisted ribbons of fabric that look like whims of Nature. Mercedes’ recent work has focused on investigating the possibilities of constantly developing spiral forms. This piece was inspired by shapes from nature, notably the structure of seashells, with particular attention being paid to the interior of the shell. Mercedes prepares the fabric then cuts it into bands which she then glues together, layering and rolling them into a logarithmic spiral. "You...
Enormous vulva sculpture in Brazil inciting controversy
The Prize for the most controversial public sculpture 2021 has been claimed by a newly installed 33m high concrete crimson vulva in Brazil. Recessed onto a hillside within a sculpture park in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Diva, by the Brazilian artist Juliana Notari, intends to question the "problematisation of gender" and change perspectives on human relationships that create an "unequal and catastrophic world". These issues are "increasingly urgent", referring to the country's political climate under the...
Italian Artist Sets World record By Selling Rare Botticelli Portrait for $92.2 Million
A rare Botticelli portrait at an auction in New York at Sotheby’s on Thursday sold for $92.2 million, making it Rs.6722 million. It has set a new world record by the Italian artist. The price of $92.2 million at the auction was conducted on the phone and online by bidders. This work of the 15th-century has been known as “Young Man Holding a Roundel, ” had already a presale estimate of $80 million. However, Sotheby’s thought it will fetch over $100 million. This painting is one of the three portraits left of the leading artist of the...
Oldest Rock Artwork of Kimberley Kangaroo Found in Australia
Kimberley, a remote region of Australia has been in news recently for the oldest rock artwork of kangaroo which dates back to 17,300 years.  The two meter long faded image was dated using radiocarbon technique that analysed wasp nests underneath and on top of the ochre-based paint.  The kangaroo painting is found on the ceiling of a rock shelter and it exactly matches with the modern kangaroo.  Researchers feel that this painting and other paintings of the Kimberley region follow the style of earliest cave paintings from Europe and Asia. ...
A Madurai Boy Sells His Paintings For ₹50,000 and Donates Them to Charity
Rithun Kunal celebrated on December 27, his seventh birthday. His parents on the same day evening organized in their house lawn a surprise gathering. There were friends and acquaintances to see his 50 paintings that Rithun had drawn in the lockdown 8 months period. All the paintings got sold within four hours. Rithun, the child artist, did not understand what was going around. Rithun’s mother, Preethika Gandhi Kunal, spotted the penchant of her son for vibrant colors at the age of two-and-a-half years. She said his fondness for patterns and shapes showed...
Indian Thanjavur Painting Acclaimed Artist Ramanujam Passes Away
L. Ramanujam, 76, passed away in Srirangam. He was an acclaimed teacher and practitioner of Thanjavur painting. He has trained more than 2000 students in Thanjavur painting offering a certificate course.  He is a 2014 lifetime achievement award recipient from the Tamil Nadu government. He focused on imparting his skill to support home-based employment. Ramanujam learned painting and photography as an adolescent in 1962 and was self-employed. He undertook orders and conducted classes at his Sri Ranga Tanjore Art Gallery located on Amma Mandapam Road. He...
500 Year Old Leonardo Da Vinci Stolen Painting Seizes Italian Police
A 500-year-old painting is returned to the museum. It was discovered in a flat in Italy. The museum staff was not aware this painting had been stolen. The painting was a copy of Salvator Mundi was painted by Leonardo da Vinci. It was found in Naples in a bedroom cupboard on Saturday.  It is believed that this was a copy that was painted by one of the students of da Vinci. The owner of the flat was 36-year-old and was arrested on suspicion grounds for receiving stolen goods, confirmed by police. The finding of this painting was a brilliant operation of...
Lexus Car Art Contest announces winners - Decoration with Paper Petals
Any automobile aficionado, especially a Lexus fan, is aware the company promotes its car focusing its design and creativity. It is all about craftsmanship and art.  The Zen Garden is the attraction that infers the Japanese classical meditation garden. It is a masterpiece that won the car design contest among the six other submissions. It was submitted in Valencia, Spain by Clap Studio. Jordi Iranzo and Angela Montagud, the winning artists presented the key qualities of UX’s technology, innovation, design, and detail. Last year, a British tattoo artist...