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What is Art?

Thursday, April 09th, 2009 | Author:

pict_indian_artOnce a man fulfills his basic needs he wants to reach to another level. At one point of time safety and security are the most important needs of any human but once that part is fulfilled, he looks forward to the need of satisfying his aesthetic needs. I doubt, any of you will argue with the immense feeling of satisfaction when surrounded by beautiful works of art. These art works are our gateway to a different world. A world of pure beauty where all the five senses of ours feel satiated and delighted.

 

Every person has a different perspective about a work of art. Ever visited a museum or exhibition? Look around or better try talking to few onlookers and ask what are their interpretations of the painting and you will be surprised to know views as diverse as chalk and cheese. All the art works have some or other relevance. No artwork is ever without any relevance else it risks the chance of losing its significance. Very few things except, of course, nature connects with our soul as beautifully and intricately as a piece of art does. 

 

A painting can transpire in three forms of straightforward images, abstract expression and progressive expression. The first one is all about taking the painting at its face value. It means just witnessing the magical combination of images and finding pleasure in that. Whereas second form is, as the name suggests, abstract. That means, one can interpret it as he desires. The last one makes the viewer go into some kind of spiritual quest where he tries to find a new meaning of certain aspect of life or better still asks questions from self. We will try to look into all the three forms in this site that is solely dedicated to world of art.

 

Welcome to the World of Indian Art

Saturday, April 04th, 2009 | Author:

It’s our objective to explore the beautiful facets of Indian art. Indiaart.in aspires to create the awareness about mesmerizing world of Indian art. We aim to provide all the relevant information pertaining to world of paintings, sculptures and handicrafts. The process is sure to be informative and entertaining for us as well as for readers. Let’s witness the meeting of ancient and recent. Let’s celebrate the conjuring of tradition and modernity.

What are the images that come to our minds when we think of the term ‘Art’? Feelings, emotions, expressions, history, perceptions, melancholy and love could be few of those images. We all are aware of evolution of Indian civilization. Ever wondered, what’s that one thing that has given us best information about the evolution process? No prizes for guessing because yes, it’s none other than ‘art’. Think of ancient era and you will find facts about cave paintings, artifacts, paintings, sculptures, frescoes, pottery, icons and tapestries. No other thing in the history of modern era has contributed more than artworks in letting us know about our ancestors. The above mentioned forms of arts have proved to be of tremendous help to archeologists.

So what is art? Some kind of specific trait or gateway to magical realm? It’s much simpler than what most of us think. It can be defined as simply as an ‘expression’ by humans. Art is not restricted to visual medium alone. The rich history of literature, poems, stories etc make us aware of aural medium of expression of art. We will be focusing upon visual medium of art. The journey of the world of art is surely going to be enriching and for that we invite you to explore the bewitching landscape of Indian art.