yusuke asai covers a classroom in maharashtra with a painted mud mural
(above) ‘sprouting life in the forest-fatherly tree, motherly mountain’
soil, water, acrylic paint / 780cm x 650cm x 300cm (all walls and ceiling of a classroom)
A bright blue hue serves as the background for the bronze-colored paints applied to the walls. various motifs and symbols from animals to people are abstractly illustrated in whimsical and dramatic compositions throughout the space. the students will see the process of the artists at the school where they study, bringing them closer to creativity and their community. the annual event is co-organized by the japan foundation which aims to form bonds between india and japan and art by supporting and nurturing cross cultural exchange.
children stand in their newly painted classroom
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Cow Parade is the largest public art event in the world. It is an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major cities all over the world. Each Cow Parade features spectacularly designed life-sized fiberglass sculptures of cows that have been decorated by professional and amateur artists from the host city.
The famed Cow Parade event is all about offering public access to thought-provoking, stimulating art in an urban environment. The cows are distributed over the city centre in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks of the host city
The first Cow Parade event was held in Zurich in 1998, and since then over 70 destinations such as Paris, Tokyo, London and New York have participated on all continents with over 6,000 artists and 5,000 cows. Now the artistic endeavours of the life-sized Cow Parade are available in a series of miniature, highly collectible sculptures.
This collection features hand-painted replicas of the cows that have participated in the Cow Parade events around the world. Each Cow Parade cow has its own story to tell and makes a Cow Parade cow a wonderful gift to give and to receive. Get moo-ving and start your colourful Cow Parade collection today!
This piece will add a fun and quirky touch to any space.
Porto Alegre, Brazil 2010 – 2011
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Anoop Surendran is a Visual Designer and Illustrator and his Tumblog chronicles his daily creative experiments.
Akar Prakar & Ashvita present ‘Shabd-Bindu’
A show of recent works by S H Raza & poetry by Ashok Vajpeyi
Inaugurated by Vidvan T M Krishna
Friday, December 13th 2013, 6:30 pm at Vivanta by Taj Connemara
The show will be on view till 9.00pm on 15th of December 2013
Contemporary furniture for the home run by entrepreneur Kavitha Chordia. Let us know if you would like to review the store.
A personal illustration by Mowgli Adrian Morris.
Created by Alok Nanda and Company for Filter, each wrapper uses traditional motifs and graphics to bring alive the design. From paisley prints and lace patterns to traditional borders and regional elements, it’s all been represented in monochromatic glory to veer away from the pop colours and kitsch designs commonly linked to India.
Read more of Ben Palmer’s review
Design enthusiasts in India have been gushing about Sameer Kuvaloor of Bombay Duck designs and his latest invention, the Filter Kaapi Flip Book. If you haven’t got a whiff of it already, check out the video.
And if your heart so desires to adopt one, or to send a gift to someone, you can hop over and buy it here
Story by curryocity contributor Vyshnavi N Doss
Story by curryocity contributor Vyshnavi N Doss
There’s an occasional artist in all of us that wants to be given a chance to speak. We collect memories, experiences and things that inspire us – babies, hangouts, dogs, well plated food, and, let’s not forget, some alarming stockpiles of selfies – on our mobiles. There is a huge playground of mobile photo-editing apps that allow us to tinker with textures, filters and effects, to make our everyday urge explode into an artistic pursuit. To nudge that hidden artist harder into action, here is some outstanding mobile phone artistry done by two iphoneograhers: Mansi Bhatia and Dilshad Abdulla.
San Francisco-based Indian iphonographer Mansi Bhatia is notorious for her self-portraits and her extreme post-production techniques. She recently won an honourable mention at the Mobile Photography Awards 2012.
London-based Dilshad Abdulla makes his portraiture so palpable! He reveals characters using vividly descriptive stills that are delivered using what is probably the best feature of mobile artistry – real time updates!
If you’re fired up about this thing, you can start exploring with a fun post from Mansi Bhatia on how to shoot and process selfies over at We Are Juxt (a fantastic iphoneography blog, by the way).
(Book) The Art of iPhoneography
(Magazine) Iphotographer Magazine
(Gallery) The MMS Gallery