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What is Life in Miniature Project?

Life in Miniature Project is a combination between the Ministry of Culture, National Museum, New Delhi, and Google Arts & Culture. Who launched the project? Life in Miniature project was launched by the Union Ministry of Culture in late October 2020. What is the objective of the project? The project will allow online viewing of ..

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Patachitra

The ongoing lockdown conditions to curb the COVID-19 spread has affected the patachitra painters of Odisha and West Bengal. About Patachitra Patachitra is a type of traditional painting style that is practiced in Odisha and West Bengal. The term ‘Patachitra’ is derived from Sanskrit words- ‘pata’ meaning cloth and ‘chitra’ meaning picture. A patachitra painting ..

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Mattancherry Palace Murals

The Mattancherry palace (also known as Dutch palace) is located at Mattancherry (near Kochi) in Kerala. The uniqueness of the palace is due to its mural paintings from the 16th century to 18th century. History Mattancherry is a former capital of the erstwhile rulers of Cochin. It was a famous sea port that attracted the ..

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Bengal School of Art

EB Havell The art traditions of India witnessed a steady decline in the 19th century, and Bengal was not too isolated to the deterioration. What could survive during those times were only the Kalighat folk paintings. In 1854, the Calcutta school of Art came into existence. Here, E.B. Havel, Head of the Calcutta School of ..

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Ebrahim Alkazi

Ebrahim Alkazi is one of the pioneers of Indian theatre. He is considered as one of the most influential Indian theatre directors of all time. Initially, he was associated with the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group and got in close contact with art pioneers like M.F.Husain, F.N.Souza, S.H.Raza, Akbar Padamsee, Tyeb Mehta. These artists have also ..

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Satish Gujral

Satish Gujral, younger brother of former PM Inderkumar Gujaral, is a Prominent Indian painter, sculptor, muralist, graphic designer, writer and architect. He was born in Jhelum, West Punjab (British India). A sickness at the age of 8 years resulted in impairment of hearing. He has consistently dominated the art scene in India for the entire ..

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