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Creative Art

vinitha nair artist interview

Renowned author Dr Ampat Koshy met Vinitha Nair, an upcoming painter in the realist mould on Facebook and eventually in real life. When he saw her two paintings with which she burst on the scene, he, like others, was astounded at her aesthetic acumen. Wanting to dig a bit deeper, knowing that such finesse, observation powers, concentration, focus, and eye for detail as well as craft could not come out of nowhere, he interviewed her. Excerpts:

Felicity - A Story of Selfless Love
Felicity – A Story of Selfless Love
Felicity is a celebration of existence. To us, they’re Radha & Krishna, but as nebulous entities, they’re wind and music and many more unseen by mortal eyes.
Realism has an Enchanting Quality I Don't Find in Other Genres: Artist Vinitha Nair
Realism has an Enchanting Quality I Don’t Find in Other Genres: Artist Vinitha Nair
Renowned author Dr Ampat Koshy met Vinitha Nair, an upcoming painter in the realist mould on Facebook and eventually in real life. When he saw her two paintings with which she burst on the scene, he, like others, was astounded at her aesthetic acumen. Wanting to dig a bit deeper, knowing that such finesse, observation powers, concentration, focus, and eye for detail as well as craft could not come out of nowhere, he interviewed her. Excerpts:
Shades of a Woman's Life
Shades of a Woman’s Life
Two pencil sketches that look at a woman's life - in its times of anguish and celebration.
Sunsets on Water
Sunsets on Water
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Solitary Moments - Water Colours on Canvas Paper
Solitary Moments – Water Colours on Canvas Paper
Beautiful moments of solitude - alone in the rain, alone in the star-filled night. Captured with water colours on canvas paper by law student Pratishtha Majumdar. She enjoys doing illustrations for thematic concepts, book covers, posters, etc.
Krishna in Vrindavan - Acrylic on Canvas
Krishna in Vrindavan – Acrylic on Canvas
Talented artist Paridhi, a student of Std IX, brings to life Krishna playing the flute among his mesmerized cows in Vrindavan with acrylic on canvas.
The Myriad Visages of a Woman
The Myriad Visages of a Woman
Brilliant artworks by Joyita Basak, a Kolkata-based blogger and artist to commemorate the Women’s History Month in March. Along with a short poem and a note for the Women's History Month in March, written by Lopa Banerjee, Dy. Editor of Learning and Creativity e-zine.
Healing Effects of Dance and Movement Therapy in Autism: In Conversation with Dr. Aditi Bandyopadhyay
Healing Effects of Dance and Movement Therapy in Autism: In Conversation with Dr. Aditi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Aditi Bandyopadhyay, a physician of medicine with a parallel identity as an Odissi dancer and as dance and movement therapy, practitioner, has been actively involved as an advocate for rights of persons with Autism and other neuro-developmental delays. She speaks about the new vistas opening up in dance and movement therapy and music for helping children with Autism and special needs.
'My Inner Eye Opened and I Learned to Look Within': In Conversation With Renowned Artist Monica Talukdar
‘My Inner Eye Opened and I Learned to Look Within’: In Conversation With Renowned Artist Monica Talukdar
An in-depth interview with acclaimed painter and visionary artist hailing from Uttarakhand, Monica Talukdar, who has recently exhibited her stunning paintings in Hewitt Public Library, Waco and also Plano, Texas, USA.
Monica Talukdar with her installation artwork at ONGC petroleum museum
Featured Artist: Monica Talukdar
Acclaimed as doyenne among Uttarakhand artists, India, veteran artist of repute, Monica Talukdar is exhibiting her works at Dallas, Texas, USA from 1st to 7th October 2017. Monica has already showcased a selection of 25 paintings and prints , ranging from water colour wash on paper to acrylic and oil paintings on canvas at an art exhibition held at Hewitt Public Library and Art Gallery, at Waco, Texas, USA. from 15th July to 21st September 2017. Learning & Creativity is delighted to showcase some of her paintings and artworks.
The children of Bidhata Purush, directed by Manas and Keshob
‘Theatre is Not Just Acting, it is a Lifestyle’
Silhouette editor Amitava Nag catches up with young, talented Bengali stage actors Manas Mukherjee and Keshob Bhattacharyya on theatre, cinema & more.
Revisiting Strings N Steps Festival 2016
Revisiting Strings N Steps Festival 2016
On 16th March 2016, the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi witnessed their most recent rendition as the festival stepped into a glorious fifth year. Strings N Steps festival is one of the most coveted Indian classical music events which lures music lovers from all over India during its annual stage show.
A Passion for Gardening
A Passion for Gardening
Gunjan Khandelwal's passion for gardening has created a haven of pristine beauty that offers ‘a feast for the eyes and succour for the soul’!
By Meenakshi Payal (भरतनाट्यम  (Pic by AshLin) [CC BY 2.0]
Asian Dance Traditions: A Kaleidoscope of the Beauty, Spirituality and Cultural Heritage of Asia
Lopa Banerjee delves into prominent classical, traditional and folk Asian dance traditions, including India, China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand.
MF Husain's
Loving All Creatures Great And Human: Today, The Stray Dog
For a deeper insight into the philosophy behind this unique All Creatures Great and Small Series auction to be held on December 2, Learning and Creativity presents an essay ‘Loving All Creatures Great & Human: Today, the Stray Dog’ by Neville Tuli, Chairman – Osian’s Group.
The groom escorts his newly wed bride to her new home, as the musicians play along
(embossed painting)
The Groom And His Bride (Emboss Painting)
The groom escorts his newly wed bride to her new home, as the musicians play along (emboss painting)