Galleries go vacant, artists’ pockets empty amidst Covid

Sales at galleries still open have dipped by 70%. Bengaluru:The coronavirus pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis for painters and art galleries across Bengaluru. According to a recent survey conducted by the International Council of Museums, about 95% of museums worldwide closed due to the pandemic. With art galleries shut, art fairs cancelled or postponed, […]

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SoundCloud puts artists on cloud nine

SoundCloud has come up with a payout model that will help independent artists earn directly from their fans. Bengaluru: SoundCloud, online audio distribution and music sharing website based in Berlin, has found a way to bring artists closer to their fans. They have introduced a new payout model that lets fans directly pay their favorite artists. Earlier, artists […]

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Pandemic, the saviour of the comic book industry

With bookstores closed due to the lockdown, some online stores like The Comic Book Store saw a growth of 5000 percent they say. Bengaluru: Hundreds of paperback graphic novels lie stacked in the comic book aisle of the Blossom bookstore. Many writers and artists had to stop their production because stores were shut during the […]

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Making Women Visible

Ankita Mukherjee profiles a unique platform that seeks to empower women artists from around the world “Art is still considered a male-dominated industry,” says Chhavi Singh, founder of DailyDesignist (DD), an online, global art platform that promotes women artists and  showcases their paintings on its online art gallery. “Few women artists have their works showcased […]

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Art and Craft Blooms as Youngsters Learn New Skills in Lockdown

Youngsters steal hearts by showcasing their art and craft works online during COVID-19 lockdown Kavitha R 16th April 2020 Youngsters steal hearts by showcasing their art and craft works online during covid-19 lockdown As most of the population is staying indoors due to COVID-19 lockdown, youngsters have come up with a solution to entertain themselves. […]

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Thrissur Pooram Cancelled amid Lockdown 2.0

Kerala government along with Thiruvambady temple board and Paremekkavu devaswoms decided to call off Thrissur Pooram after a meeting with state ministers. Kavitha R Kochi | April 16, 2020 Thrissur Pooram- the ‘mother of all festivals’ has been cancelled for the first time in 58 years due to COVID-19 outbreak. A ministerial-level meeting held on […]

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500-year-old temple being rebuilt without expert help

The 500-year-old Sannati temple is being reconstructed by local villagers without taking care of the historical significance of the temple. By Yashasvini Razdan Sannati village in Gulbarga district houses a 500-year-old temple built on the banks of the Bhima river to worship Goddess Chandralamba Parmeshwari. On entering the temple, one is greeted by the clanging noise of […]

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