Fashion & Art a Potent Potion!

By Beverly Pereira Photography: Courtesy Tarun Tahiliani & The Singh Twins

Tarun Tahiliani’s Spring Summer 15 collection showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015 features motifs, imagery and colours inspired by the celebrated art of the British-Indian Singh Twins…

Fashion and Art are not exactly strange bedfellows. Think Andy Warhol’s portrait of Yves Saint Lauren or Warhol’s iconic flowers that played muse to Prada’s Spring 2013 collection. More recently and closer to home, Tarun Tahiliani has collaborated with the internationally acclaimed Singh Twins, whose works of art play muse to his Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer -15 collection.

The London-born, Liverpool-based Singh Twins, Amrit and Rabindra, describe their work as -past modern’ as opposed to Post Modern, portraying their Indian and British identities through the application of eastern and western aesthetics. Using motifs that represent British Asian life, cityscapes and pop culture, their work is tinged with the personal and the political and can be viewed as a social commentary with tongue-in-cheek humour.

Hugely inspired by this melange, the designer launched a ready-to-wear fashion line at the Wills India Fashion 2014 in Delhi as an ode to the Singh Twins’ art. He has now crafted garments for the Mumbai Lakme Fashion Week that bring to life the Twins’ well-received Indian miniature paintings, detailed black and white drawings and digital mixed medium art that explores an exclusive relationship with their home city of Liverpool.

Tarun, himself, is known to skilfully blend the modern and the traditional and augmenting this with the Twins’ affinity for reviving the age-old technique of miniature painting and the juxtaposition of modern iconography has led to a range of digitally printed separates – kaftans, jewel tees, dhoti skirts, lungi skirts, leggings and dresses etc. Some colour palettes and elements have been creatively reworked by the designer to harmonise with the collection. The twins’ Wheel of Fortune has been incorporated as a whole on to a Tahiliani kurta, while decorative motifs from their black and white Aquarius have been reassembled and colourised within the design of another outfit. Silk kaftans, much like a vast canvas, allow the twins’ paintings to come through beautifully. Saris are rife with colours, featuring borders that carry Persian motifs borrowed from their paintings.

His menswear also features text vignettes, stylised clouds and waves, borders and decorative motifs from several of the twins’ works, offering fashion

Preparing For Oil Painting

Oil paint was introduced in the Renaissance period and is very popular today. Oil painting is a very powerful meaning.

In order to prepare for oil painting, the following supplies will be required. Support Medium

The most common support medium for oil painting is canvas or board. Before using these, they must be primed. A coat of ‘sizing’, which reduces the absorbency of the support, should be applied before the primer. Primers made for acrylic paints work equally as well.

Many artists recommend working with an easel, preferably one that is at a comfortable height for you. It’s a lot better on your back to not have to bend over.

Supplies for Painting. Hog hair is usually what brushes are made of. Cheaper brushes will not last as long, but they will work about the same. Sable brushes are softer and won’t make obvious brush marks. Every artist will have their preferences.

A Medium will dilute color. Usually in oil painting, linseed oil, poppy oil, walnut, or safflower oil is used. Mediums that are already mixed work just fine. Linseed oil should not be used as the medium for whites and blues as it can have a yellowing effect. A standard medium is 1 part oil to 2 parts solvent.

Thinners or solvents dilute the oil paint, and form part of the medium. They also might be used to clean the brushes. Turpentine is popular for solvents, but don’t get it from a hardware store, as it will yellow. The oil paints themselves are supplied in tubes. A novice might be tempted to buy a large range of colors for cheap. It is preferable to stick to good quality paints, investing in the three primary colors, red, yellow and blue, and only a few secondary colors to begin with.

Also, artists should drop a tarp under the easel. You should keep several cloths around to clean up any mess, get any paint off the canvas, and anything else you can think of.

The painting should have 48 hours to dry between the first and second coat. Make sure you put the painting in a safe place to dry. Hot or humid areas are frowned upon, but putting it in a dark place to dry might make the oil rise.

Beginners are recommended to experiment with colors and techniques. The use of color and harmony is based on the color wheel.

The last ingredient is the artist. Many believe that innate

Photo To Painting Converting Snapshots Into Realistic Paintings

The visual art forms that have survived and evolved through ages are wondrous expressions of ones thoughts, imaginations and creativity. Photography, which is better known as the modern-day art is an equally creative artistry that creates surrealism through realism. The convening of modern science and primitive artistic skills has aided metamorphosis of either into the other which marks a momentous advancement in modern art. The facility of converting photo to painting is a remarkable idea that has radically altered and dramatically mashed up both the visual art forms creating something unique that contains a little of both. At present, innumerable companies of painters function online, offering to convert painting from photo for a distinguishable effect.

Painting a portrait or a composition manually from a picture in close imitation is perhaps one of those skills that require immense creative potential. However, you might ask why you would at all go forth to transform your gallery of photo to painting or otherwise. Think of having a pretty headshot of yours framed and set up in your living room wall. Ostentatious? If not, surely corny. Now imagine a remarkable piece of painting of yourself framed in a gilded metal case hanging at the same spot. That is the very difference that art brings out of real moments from real lives. Painting from photo is a rather interesting way of impressing your favorite pictures on a canvas.

Clearly, the pictures you choose for the purpose should have artistic value and the work done should spell excellence. The change from photo to painting looks very natural. The concerned photographs are changed into bigger versions by painting them out in large canvases. The effects of brush strokes, poster colors, painters techniques of light and shade, etc. make the work fully credible and perfect. The change to painting from photo can be exactly as you want it to be. Your photos can be done into oil, pastel, water color, acrylic, enamel and tempera paintings as you wish.

There are innumerable service providers offering diverse kinds of photo editing services. The painting effect is one of the most preferred in the present scenario, patronized by photo editors integrated in social networking likes Facebook, etc. To support the demand, a whole line of companies have mushroomed in recent times offering mind-boggling painting services at affordable rates. If you wish to get a painted version of your photo

Major Art Galleries To Show Great Western And Indian Master Painters At India Art Festival

By Rajendra

The India Art Festival, a mega art fair, slated to be hosted in November at Nehru Centre, Mumbai is a great opportunity for art lovers and art collectors to visually relish the artworks of Indian and western Master painters under one roof.

The Art Festival will be showcasing 200 master painters work from 40 different galleries participating in the India Art Festival from all over the globe.

The Geopolitical Child and Invisible Man an original litho works by Salvador Dali will be on display in the festival. This colossal surrealist painters work exudes complex feeling on life and environment. Another western master painter Patrick Hughes will be represented in the show by his Around the Corner – the three dimensional Painting that highlights architectural labyrinth.

In the Indian Masters Nandalal Bose, Rabindranath Tagore, M.F. Husain, S. H. Raza, F. N. Souza, V. S. Gaitonde will adore the wall of many gallery booths in the upcoming India Art Festival. The renowned artists that will be showcased in the exhibition includes Akbar Padamsee, Laxman Shrestha, K. H. Ara, Sudhir Partwardhan, Jogen Chowdhury, Anjolie Ela Menon, Bose Krishnamach, Ganesh Gohain and many others. The total artists exhibited in 116 stall will be over 800 paintings, sculptures, photograph and prints.

The India Art festival will also be hosting educative seminars for Art collectors and Art Lovers. The art festival will be the first art fair of its kind in Mumbai that will bring together art collectors, art galleries, artists and art connoisseurs on the common platform making it interactive experience for art community. The renowned artists, art critics and art collectors from Mumbai,Delhi, Kolkata, Bagalore will be the part of seminars to be organised in the India Art Festival. More than one Lakh people are expected to visit the festival.

About INDIA ART FESTIVAL

INDIA ART FESTIVAL, a modern and contemporary Art Fair, is scheduled to take place at Nehru Centre from November 17 to 20, 2011. It aims to provide a cultural bridge between Indian artists and art galleries, art collectors and connoisseurs, with an objective to create a dialogue that would introduce a fresh perspective and buoyancy among passion investors and art collectors.

The artworks including paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and editions as well as video and digital art by over 400 artists represented by various galleries would be on display at India

Three Aspects Related To Selecting San Diego Art Galleries

In this article important three aspects about selecting online San Diego art galleries are discussed.

Art galleries in San Diego can be found by carrying out proper research work. Good research work can help you to look for art work that can allow you to dcor your home and office in an interesting way. San Diego art galleries can make it possible for you to easily have a look at work created by quality artists. With online gallery it can become possible for you to find list of artists that can meet your requirements.

Find the art galleries that can help you to find best art work depending on your needs. Look for the art work that can make it possible for you to decorate your home properly. Here are few things you need to keep in mind when it comes to finding online San Diego art galleries for your home or office designing purpose:

Number one things is look for art work as per your room interior

What kind of room interior you have? Are you planning to redesign your home interior? If yes, then buy art work after the interior work is done. Buy paintings depending on your requirements. If you need it for your home then look for some soothing paintings that can bring in positive energy. For office paintings you need to look for the art work that can promote work ambiance. Consider wall color, wall size, furniture color and many such factors before buying particular type of art work then be it related to painting or photograph.

Number two is ask for artist details

Find artist that can help you to enhance appearance of your room by means of offering attention grabbing art work. Looking for such artist can help you to find art work for life time. You are not going to replace an expensive piece of art in a month or year. In such case you need painting that can remain unaffected by dust and other factors for years together.

Number three is inquire about payment details

It is very essential to inquire about payment details in order to find it easy to make online payment for your art work. The San Diego art galleries available online can offer detail information about the art work and its payment process. If you are not bale to gain those details then get in touch with