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Dark Academia and Indian Art

In the world of social media where people form a community and share their experiences through pictures, subcultures on Instagram and Tumblr have emerged. They all have their distinct criteria of beauty or what is ‘aesthetic’. One such ‘aesthetic’ is Dark Academia, which popularised learning of ancient arts and classics. The trend has also dribbled onto non-western audiences. Though the impact of Dark Academia is limited in India, a few aspects of it are picked up to make what is called Desi Dark Academia which has the potential of popularising Indian Art furthermore. 

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10 Steps to Write a Great Proposal for Art Grants

Writing a grant proposal in itself is quite diverse. You might be writing for a residency program, a fellowship, a project grant, or anything like that. No two applications can ever be the same. Some might give you straight questions, and others can be more twisted, along with boxes to fit your answers in. Some foundations require a list of things to be included in your proposal: project description, resume, budget, and so on.

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A Brief History Of Lithography In India

While the rest of the world was moving to typography, the lithography technique of printing had gained immense popularity in India. Although the reproduction of written material dates back to Indus Valley times, ‘printing’ in India is less than 500 years old.

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What To Keep In Mind While Switching To New Art Mediums

Introduction To Art Mediums Anything can be used to create art. You may have seen artwork made from trash, household items, leaves, and other unconventional materials. Art mediums are, simply put, the materials that you use to create art. Art mediums vary in shape, size, consistency, and colour and can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional. The

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National-level Art Competitions You Should Participate in Now!

Participating in art competitions is the best way to showcase your talent and skills to the wider world. They help you gain confidence and recognition and you get a chance to learn from artists who are better than you. Art competitions are essential for a country like India which has a rich heritage and produced many art geniuses. In this blog, we will look at a handful of national-level competitions you should participate in.

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Evolution of the Chamba School of Pahari Painting

Pahari painting has several schools of art and Chamba is one of them. These schools, in most of their aspects, are similar to one another, and gauging the differences between these schools requires a deep understanding of form and style. Here, we will take you through the changes and fluctuations the Chamba School of Pahari painting has gone through in its evolution. Its distinct traditions predominated its paintings while commingling with styles that came from the outside.

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Top 5 Art Trends That Need To Stay

Art Trends: Passing Phases That Leave A Lasting Impact Are trends meant to be fleeting? Or do they leave a lasting impact? Certain art trends may have seemed temporary in the past but played an influential role in the development of ‘art’ as we know it today. Art trends define the decisions that artists make

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