Studio Vasant organized a painting exhibition by a group of artists called “It’s Fabulous… It’s Mind-Blowing…” at Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi. It’s a Large Format Exhibition of works by artists young as well as mature, working in different styles and expressions. Apart from varied and assorted works confronting large-sized canvasses itself presents an experience […]
Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts include a wide variety of activities for kids, adults, and everyone. It involves a skill to create objects using one's own hand. It is also known as handicraft, craftwork, craftsmanship, etc. There are both historical Arts and Crafts and modern Arts and Crafts.
The arts and crafts movement, which came into existence as a result of industrialization, continues to inspire artists and craftsmen across the world, especially in the western world. Some of the general applications of arts and crafts for the hand-made and beauty in function are in textiles, leather, for instance, embroidery, calligraphy, quilting, weaving, fabric paint, and print, etc., and other applications are in wood, metal, clay, glass, stone, paper/ canvas, among various others.
Art and craft projects are a common elementary and middle school activity, in both mainstream and alternative education systems across the world. With time, fine arts and studio craft are gaining importance, especially with collages and universities offering these as an elective option for the youth.
For all those who appreciated the touching movie Taare Zameen Par and its emotional and touching rendition of Ishaan Awasthi’s (Darsheel Safary) roller coaster saga, let’s spare a thought for the people behind the movie who made it work. Well, that would include all those creative inputs one found in the film, right from the […]
Seema Kohli is a self-taught artist without any formal training. And that makes her style fresh and certainly not influenced by any western art movement or the “n-vogue” post-modernism. Though she’s an artist of a few words, her canvases make you delve deep into the philosophy of life. A year ago artist Seema Kohli showed […]