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Prints For Hope: Divya Cowasji

We are thrilled to share a very timely initiative by our dear friend and brilliant filmmaker Divya Cowasji. She writes… “I am Divya Cowasji, a Parsi filmmaker and photographer from India. Like everyone here, I am trying to do my bit to help out with the covid nightmare that is unfolding daily at home. I am part of a collective of women photographers from India called 8:30. We are organizing a print sale fundraiser for grassroots organizations helping the most vulnerable through the ...
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Painting with a Needle: Dr. Shernaz Cama and the work of PARZOR

Dr. Shernaz Cama the founding director of UNESCO PARZOR Project speaks on ZAMWI ZOOM, a lecture series curated by the Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington DC.
Tags: Art, Life, Unesco, Shernaz Cama


How the Parsee gara, or sari, has Chinese influences and history woven into its fabric

Nineteenth century Parsee traders returned to India from Canton with embroidered silk cloth which was fashioned into unique saris which came to be known as garas Traditional Parsee embroidery has its roots in ancient Persian culture and Silk Road influences, with proponents of the craft hoping to popularise it globally Article by Huzan Tata | South China Morning Post A gara with multicoloured embroidery of Chinese motifs and initials in gold on the border (kor) and front (pallav). Photo...
Tags: Art, Silk Road, Life, China, India, Iran, West, Heritage, Shanghai, Rumour, Canton, Persia, Mumbai India, Mahatma Gandhi, Persia Iran, Cama


Jimmy Engineer talks about major artistic achievement Javid Namah mural

Jimmy Engineer said that he has been painting for well over four decades and has so far created hundreds of paintings but he considers transforming big murals into colour Article by Muhammad Zahid Rifat | Daily Times. World-renowned Pakistani artist, social crusader and peace activist Jimmy Engineer has said that he is genuinely proud having transformed in colours in a big mural great poet and philosopher Allama Mohammad Iqbal’s collection of Persian poetry “Javid Namah” and regards it as hi...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Pakistan, LAHORE, KARACHI, Jimmy, Quaid, Allama Iqbal, Jimmy Engineer, Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Javid Namah, Muhammad Zahid Rifat, Allama Mohammad Iqbal, Allama Mohammad Iqbal He, Javid Iqbal


A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, History, Heritage, Paris, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Lafayette, Rembrandt, Mumbai, Queen Victoria, Tata, Reed, George V


Discover the First Modern Kitchen–the Frankfurt Kitchen–Pioneered by the Architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1926)

Nearly 100 years after it was introduced, architect Margarete (Grete) Schütte-Lihotzky‘s famous Frankfurt Kitchen continues to exert enormous influence on kitchen design. Schütte-Lihotzky analyzed designs for kitchens in train dining cars and made detailed time-motion studies of housewives’ dinner preparations in her quest to come up with something that would be space saving, efficient, inexpensively pre-fabricated, and easily installed in the new housing springing up in post-WWI Germany. ...
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Street Artist Creates an Optical Illusion That Lets People See the Art Inside a Shuttered Museum in Florence

JR concludes on a wan note of hopefulness: “we still have the freedom to dream, to create, to envision the future,” he writes. “Maybe it’s not much, but we have that!” Maybe we’ll also have more public art installations in place of indoor galleries and museums, and more artists bringing their work to the streets, “the largest art gallery in the world,” JR has said, and one that can’t be locked down or put out of business by a virus or the ravages of the market. via My Modern Met Related Co...
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Fish Meets Grill, a solo exhibition by Veera Rustomji

We are thrilled to inform that our dear friend Veera Rustomji will have a solo exhibition at VM Art Gallery in Karachi Pakistan. VM Art Gallery is pleased to present Fish Meets Grill, a solo exhibition by Veera Rustomji, opening on 24th March 2021 from 11am – 7pm. The exhibition will continue until 11th April 2021. The title refers to a recipe as an anecdote for the ultimate fate of creatures cooked to reach charred perfection. If we think about the ‘manly’ activity of fishing, it is usually...
Tags: Art, London, Life, Disney, Chelsea, Portland, KARACHI, KARACHI Pakistan, UAL, Karachi Biennale, Veera Rustomji, VM Art Gallery, Indus Valley School of Art, Chelsea College of Arts UAL, Vasl Artists ' Association, Learning Collections Department


A maestro dips into nostalgia

Photographer Arif Mahmood’s Pestonjee, Silver Linings leave one in sweet melancholy KARACHI: As the pandemic makes us nostalgic, longing for the yesteryears when times were simpler, a studio-light setup and a little brown bench in front of a dimly lit Arif Mahmood photo helps in turning the bitter yearning into a sweet melancholy. This is precisely what makes Mahmood the maestro. Article by Tehreem M Alam |The Tribune Often associated with black and white photography, the Karachi-born artist h...
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Archaeologists Find the Earliest Work of “Abstract Art,” Dating Back 73,000 Years

Image by C. Foster Art, as we understand the term, is an activity unique to homo sapiens and perhaps some of our early hominid cousins. This much we know. But the matter of when early humans began making art is less certain. Until recently, it was thought that the earliest prehistoric art dated back some 40,000 years, to cave drawings found in Indonesia and Spain. Not coincidentally, this is also when archaeologists believed early humans mastered symbolic thought. New finds, however, have shift...
Tags: Google, Art, Indonesia, College, Life, Africa, Spain, History, South Africa, New York Times, Johannesburg, Lascaux, Picasso, Haaretz, Facebook Twitter, University of Bergen


How Kipling wove a Parsi into his fantasy tale

Wonder how the world-famous author Rudyard Kipling, a Parsi artist and a Rhinoceros are connected? Look at the portrait of a Parsi artist, Pestonjee Bomanjee (1851-1938) with his long white beard, working on a canvas and beside it is a facsimile of a story written by Rudyard Kipling, on ‘How the Rhinoceros got his Wrinkly Skin’. This is a must for all English literature buffs and all those who have for long inhabited the mesmerising world of Rudyard Kipling. Article By: Firoza Punthakey Mistree ...
Tags: Art, Life, China, History, Bombay, Rudyard Kipling, Parsi, Kipling, JJ School of Art, John Lockwood Kipling, School of Art, Rudyard, Ajanta, John Griffiths, Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, Dadabhai Naoroji Road


The past is a strange country: The paintings of Katayun Saklat

Stained glass designer Katayun Saklat’s paintings, with their disconcerting details, give a dark twist to sweet nostalgia At first glance, Katayun Saklat is just another kindly, elderly lady with a thatch of grey hair. But she is much more than that. She is one of the most accomplished designers of stained glass in India, with her work included in several public and private collections. She is also a painter, working chiefly with oil and watercolour. At 83, Saklat is trying her hand at a new me...
Tags: Art, Europe, London, Life, India, Time, Mumbai, Kashmir, Kolkata, LAHORE, Parsi, Baroda, Katayun Saklat, Grant Lane, Metcalfe Street, Katayun


300 Rarely-Seen, Risqué Drawings by Andy Warhol Published in the New Book, Andy Warhol: Love, Sex, and Desire. Drawings (1950–1962)

It’s not the ingredients that sell the product. It’s how Warhol makes you feel about the product.  —Young and Rubicam employee, circa early 1950s It did not take Andy Warhol long to find the status he sought as a young man. Shortly after moving to New York City in 1949, he established himself as one of the highest paid freelance illustrators of the period. His whimsical, eye-catching line drawings for various luxury brands appeared in such high profile publications as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar....
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The rhyme and reason behind DOOM’s villainy

Hip-hop auteur Daniel Dumile’s rapping was fuelled by a remarkable erudition, his multiple characters broaching diverse topics with a beguilling playfulness The post The rhyme and reason behind DOOM’s villainy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Music, Life, Hip-hop, Friday, Mask, Doom, Character, Body Count, Mf Doom, KMD, Daniel Dumile, Zev Love X, Peachfuzz, Subroc, Born Like This


A $52,000 tiny smart home looks like a space ship and can sleep a family of 4 - see inside

Nestron Cube Two. Nestron Singapore's Nestron is selling its newest prefabricated tiny home, the Cube Two.The tiny home is furnished and totally move-in ready on arrival.It's also a smart home with an AI assistant connected to all devices.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The tiny home of the future is here. Singapore's Nestron released information and photos of its newest prototype for the Cube Two, a smart tiny home with an artificial-intelligence assistant.The Cube Two, ...
Tags: Home, Design, Life, Singapore, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Tiny Home, Tech Insider, Mary Meisenzahl, Nestron, CT Visual Features, Nestron Nestron, Nestron Cube Two Nestron Singapore, Nestron Cube Two Nestron Inside


Through the stained glass, vividly

Katayun Saklat , 82, is a charming and exuberant painter and stained glass artist Seated in the drawing room of her Auckland Square apartment, Katayun Saklat, painter and stained glass artist, though not necessarily in that order, speaks about her exceptional life and her art, as a number of her assistants come and go, pleasantly interrupting her for instructions. Saklat, 82, is a charming and exuberant personality and the room is a bit like her. But then it is also her gallery, Gallery Kata...
Tags: Art, UK, Life, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bombay, Buckinghamshire, Srinagar, Calcutta, Parsi, Zarathushtra, Katayun Saklat, Grant Lane, Katayun, Suhas Roy, Auckland Square


Astad is gone, but is more alive than ever

‘Astad had the courage to plough a lonely furrow. He made a life of his own, on his own, and created a path-breaking dance style.’ ‘Only a few in the performing arts could do what he did.’‘A classical dancer can fall back on tradition, but Astad created something absolutely new.’ Article by Archana Masih | Rediff IMAGE: Astad Deboo, the legendary dancer who died after a brief illness on the morning of December 10, performs at the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur. Photograph: Kind courtesy Ritam Banerj...
Tags: Art, Europe, Washington, France, Life, India, Syria, Afghanistan, Paris, Myanmar, Delhi, Mumbai, Damascus, Maya, Afghanistan Syria, Foreign Service


Get Inside the Head of a New York City Christmas Tree: A Gonzo Short Film from Artist Nina Katchadourian

For every year this Christmas tree Brings to us such joy and glee O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree Such pleasure do you bring me… All over New York City, tree stands are springing up like mushrooms. Unlike the fanciful windows lining 5th avenue, the Union Square holiday market, or Rockefeller Center’s tree and skating rink, this seasonal pleasure requires no special trip, no threat of crowds. You could battle traffic, and lose half a day, dragging the kids to a cut-your-own farm on Long I...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Film, College, Life, New York City, Canada, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Vermont, Long Island, Rockefeller Center, Andrew, Facebook Twitter, Union Square


David Byrne Turns His Acclaimed Musical American Utopia into a Picture-Book for Grown-Ups, with Vivid Illustrations by Maira Kalman

Whatever your feelings about the sentimental, lighthearted 1960 Disney film Pollyanna, or the 1913 novel on which it’s based, it’s fair to say that history has pronounced its own judgment, turning the name Pollyanna into a slur against excessive optimism, an epithet reserved for adults who display the guileless, out-of-touch naïveté of children. Pitted against Pollyanna’s effervescence is Aunt Polly, too caught up in her grown-up concerns to recognize, until it’s almost too late, that maybe it’...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, Disney, Current Affairs, Broadway, Npr, Spike Lee, Meyer, David Byrne, Trump, Pollyanna, Facebook Twitter, Kalman


Dance pioneer Astad Deboo passes away in Mumbai

‘His works represent an important segment in contemporary dance expression in India,’ the Sangeet Natak Akademi had said. Dance pioneer Astad Deboo passed away in the early hours of Thursday, his family said in a brief announcement. He was 73. “He left us in the early hours of December 10, at his home in Mumbai, after a brief illness, bravely borne,” the announcement on social media said. “He leaves behind a formidable legacy of unforgettable performances combined with an unswerving dedicati...
Tags: Art, Japan, New York, London, Sweden, Indonesia, Mexico, Life, India, Iran, United States, Delhi, Mumbai, Pina Bausch, Kolkata, Bombay


Marina Abramović’s Method for Overcoming Trauma: Go to a Park, Hug a Tree Tight, and Tell It Your Complaints for 15 Minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQmAHmLy5DA One of the most renowned of Chinese poets, Du Fu, survived the devastating An Lushan rebellion that nearly brought down the Tang Dynasty and resulted in an incredible loss of life around the country. His poems are full of grief, as translator David Hinton notes. The opening of “Spring Landscape” contains “possibly the most famous line in Chinese poetry,” and a painful comment on humanity’s place in the natural world. The country in ruins, river...
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Japanese Art Installation Lets People Play Erik Satie’s “Gymnopédie No. 1” As They Walk on Socially-Distanced Notes on the Floor

The global pandemic has revealed the depths of systematic cruelty in certain places in the world that have refused to commit resources to protecting people from the virus or refused to even acknowledge its existence. Other responses show a different way forward, one in which everyone contributes meaningfully through the principled actions of wearing masks and social distancing or the principled non-action of staying home to slow the spread. Then there’s the critical role of art, design, and mus...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, College, Life, Italy, Nintendo, Tokyo, Kubrick, Facebook Twitter, Erik Satie, Josh Jones, Super Mario Brothers, Satie, Durham NC Follow, Spoon Tamago


Video Honours famous Pakistani Artist Jimmy Fali Engineer

WHAT’S ON the newsletter of the Karachi Zarathoshti Banu Mandal informs… Video: “The Servant of Pakistan: Jimmy Engineer” Honours “apro” Jimmy Fali Engineer As a tribute on the 143rd birth anniversary of Pakistan’s National Poet Allama Iqbal, Asmaa Zia has made the above video, and writes that “I am honoured to make documentaries on the different aspects of the life and work of the legend Jimmy Engineer (Jimmy Fali), so that the world may know his dynamic personality.” In the forward of ‘Javed N...
Tags: Art, Life, Pakistan, Jimmy, Iqbal, Farsi, Allama Iqbal, Javed Namah, Karachi Zarathoshti Banu Mandal, Jimmy Fali, Allama Iqbal Asmaa Zia, Jimmy Engineer Jimmy Fali, Hamid Yazdani, Farsi Iqbaliyaat, Masnavi Javed Namah, Asmaa Zia


The Eden Project Built a Rainforest Ecosystem Inside Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Geodesic Domes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWr67v620kY Buckminster Fuller had a difficult time as an inventor in his early years. “Having been expelled from Harvard for irresponsible conduct,” notes The Guardian, “he struggled to find a job and provide a living for his young family in his early 30s.” Despite later successes, and a later reputation as legendary as Nikola Tesla’s, he was often, like Tesla, seen by critics as a utopian visionary, whose visions were too impractical to really change the...
Tags: Google, Europe, Design, Technology, College, Life, Environment, America, Tesla, Creativity, Harvard, Nikola Tesla, Hyde Park, Eden Project, Facebook Twitter, Alexandra


Remembering Jehangir Sabavala, the versatile nonconformist

In an exclusive conversation with The Morning Standard, Puneet Shah, Founder of Akara Art, and Curator of the show tells us more. Connoisseurs of Jehangir Sabavala (1922-2011), will take delight that a new exhibition titled ‘Pilgrim Souls, Soaring Skies, Crystalline Seas’, stands true to its name as the showcased works contain all the signature details that the Parsi modernist came to be known for. ​It is organised by Mumbai’s Akara Art and is on view both online and in the gallery space. I...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Paris, Mumbai, Jehangir Sabavala, Sabavala, Akara Art, Shirin Sabavala, Puneet Shah Founder of Akara Art, Afreed Sabavala, Churchill Chambers, Lalit Kala Ratna


These landscapes from Jehangir Sabavala’s new solo reveal the luminous beauty of his art

A master of light and play, with a blend of Impressionist and Cubist elements, Jehangir Sabavala’s blue-chip art has inspired a sense of wonder and awe. Akara Art’s latest show revives the late artist’s legacy Article by Shaikh Ayaz | Architectural Digest India PUBLISHED: NOV 04, 2020 | 09:30:19 IST Jehangir Sabavala, The Miasmic Shore, Oil on Canvas 28 x 42 inches, 1967 Puneet Shah remembers only one brief encounter with the late Jehangir Sabavala who passed away in 2011 at 89, but he met t...
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The Gruesome Dollhouse Death Scenes That Reinvented Murder Investigations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hdT8PgT19w Who can resist miniatures? Wee food, painstakingly rendered in felted wool… Matchbook-sized books you can actually read… Classic record albums shrunk down for mice… The late Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) definitely loved miniatures, and excelled at their creation, knitting socks on pins, hand rolling real tobacco into tiny cigarettes, and making sure the victims in her realistic murder scene dioramas exhibited the proper degree of rigor mort...
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This Artwork Changed My Life: Pestonji Bomanji’s “Feeding the Parrot”

Elephant and Artsy have come together to present This Artwork Changed My Life, a creative collaboration that shares the stories of life-changing encounters with art. A new piece will be published every two weeks on both Elephant and Artsy. Together, our publications want to celebrate the personal and transformative power of art. Article by Rhea Dhanbhoora Pestonji Bomanji, Feeding the Parrot, 1882. Image via Wikimedia Commons The artists of the 19th century often came alive for me in my grandm...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Johannes Vermeer, Delhi, Mumbai, Van Gogh, Bombay, Monet, Renoir, Manet, Cezanne, Degas, Wikimedia Commons, Parsi, National Gallery of Modern Art


The Japanese Traditions of Sashiko & Boro: The Centuries-Old Craft That Mends Clothes in a Sustainable, Artistic Way

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=H464u4q_JGk The state of our troubled planet dictates that disposables are out. Reusables are in. And anyone who’s taught themselves how to mend and maintain their stuff has earned the right to flaunt it! A quick scroll through Instagram reveals loads of visible mending projects that highlight rather than disguise the area of repair, drawing the eye to contrasting threads reinforcing a threadbare knee, frayed cuff, ragged rip, or moth hole. While some practi...
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Lake Tahoe's Nevada side hit a 'Bonanza' with a record $38 million sale — take a look inside the massive waterfront property

Sierra Sotheby's International Realty A 24-acre Lake Tahoe property that was previously used as a backdrop in the popular TV series "Bonanza" just sold for $38 million. The sale makes it the highest-priced waterfront sale on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, according to Realtor.com. The home on the property is 17,700 square feet and was built in 2004. It comes equipped with a private beach, horse stables, a home theater, and as many fireplaces as there are bedrooms. Visit Business Insid...
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