The Art of Living International Center in Bangalore will fill you with tranquility and peace. But what also strikes as extremely interesting here is it’s interior design that adds to the serene ambiance. The high level of craftsmanship in wood-carvings as was prevalent in ancestral homes in Kerala, built in a specific pattern around a central courtyard –And then there are… Read More Art at AOL-Finesse
For the weekly photo challenge, I went up close to focus on this painting of Lord Ganesha made from natural organic pigments. Ganesha is the harbinger of luck and prosperity. His head symbolizes the Atman or the soul, which is the ultimate supreme reality of human existence, and his human body signifies Maya or the… Read More My friend Ganesha
My favorite art and architecture of Paris come together in this one shot, two ways. See more shots in two ways here.
“One thing I’ve learned about art is that, it’s not perfect. It doesn’t have to be a flawless masterpiece. I’m not perfect, we’re not perfect… but right here, right now… is perfect. It’s a masterpiece.” ― Jac Prescott Winged Victory of Samothrace also called the Nike of Samothrace| Musée du Louvre – – –Aphrodite, Venus… Read More Masterpiece
Le Passe-Muraille (the Passer-Through-Walls) by Marcel-Aymé in Paris. Le Passe-Muraille is the title of a story by Marcel Aymé about a man named Dutilleul who discovers that he can (you guessed it) walk through walls. The statue is situated in a place named after Marcel Aymé in beautiful Montmartre. See more surprise here.
How often have you seen human statues in parks and streets, busking for money with a physical patience and control that rivals most yogis and athletes!! Do you think that Living Statues are actually living and breathing art? With their exquisite make-up, they become part of the scene, secretly in-waiting to chose their next victim… Read More Create art by staying still
I was caught using my camera flash in Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston. Not a proud moment. But hey in my defense, I was so caught up with the breathtaking masterworks at every turn here that I didn’t even realize when the flash got turned on. I was fuddled when these two uniformed men came… Read More Caught in Boston museum of fine arts
Whenever I’m walking down a street of a major city, I secretly wish that suddenly an artwork will spring up unexpectedly in the next street corner because some hooded anonymous enthusiast, armed with spray cans, had ventured out at the dead of last night to jollify the walls .. what with all these stories we keep… Read More Where art has no name..
Losing your way in the streets of Venice is the most fascinating experience..you never know what you’ll find next :-). As is usual with me, I ventured away from my group on my second day in Venice for a relaxed unplanned walk and got lost. Of course, I was still enjoying taking the newfound sights… Read More Stumbling upon the Peggy Guggenheim collection in Venice