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Google Ends the Development of its Virtual Reality Painting App - The Tilt Brush
Tilt brush is going to join the list of apps that were taken down by google recently. A few weeks before, Google announced that it is planning to end the development of Tilt brush, its own virtual reality painting app. By using the app, one can make
Celebrated French Artist Claude Monet's Painting From Water Lilies Goes for Auction
Oscar-Claude Monet is one of the celebrated western painters of all time and the founder of Impressionist painting.  Monet is a household name in France and his iconic Water Lilies series symbolises French paintings.  A painting of Claude from his famous Water Lilies series is to go on sale at the New York auction for around $40m.  The work is 40in*79in which was painted from 1917 to 1919 and will be kept in the Impressionist session and Modern Art Evening Sale on May 12th.  The painting will be in Taipei, Taiwan on 26th April and will be...
World's Oldest Wooden Sculpture Shigir Idol is found Older than Great Pyramids of Giza
The Shigir Idol which was found in a peat bog by gold miners in 1890 is a relic known to be the oldest wooden sculpture that dates back to 12,500 years.  The human figures with eerie face scattered among the geometric patterns like zigzags, chevrons and herringbones are the eight human faces with slashes for eyes.  The head is shaped like an inverted teardrop with an open mouth.  In 2018 scientists published the age of the sculpture about 11,500 years but a team reanalysed the radiocarbon dates and has come to a conclusion that it dates back to 12,...
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 artistic pig. Pigcasso - the painting pig was once saved from a slaughterhouse when she was a piglet in 2016 and brought to an animal sanctuary in Franschhoek, in South Africa’s Western Cape region.  Joanne Lefson, the sanctuary’s owner said that Pigcasso’s painting began as a way of keeping her...
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...
The last of the living artists of comic book CHANDAMAMA, Shri KC SIVASANKAR, breathed his last on 29th September 2020, in Chennai. He was 97. Karatholuvu Chandrasekaran Sivasankaran (otherwise called KC Sivasankaran, Artist Sankar), (19 July 1924 – 29 September 2020) was an Indian craftsman who principally added to the Indian Language magazine, Chandamama (otherwise called Ambulimama). Sankar was the craftsman behind the mark painting of the Vikram and Vetala arrangement, included in Chandamama. He was the last enduring individual from the first Chandamama...
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. ...