Archive for January, 2011
Powai – JANUARY 30th 2011: Rotary Club of Bombay Powai will do their spot to make this a better world for the children of Powai on 6th Feb between 3 pm and 6 pm and children would express their dreams of a better world through their pencils, brushes and paints.
“Taare Zameen Par” is Rotary Club of Bombay Powai’s plan to give expression to children through Paintings.
This is an on-the-spot-painting contest to be held at the Heritage Garden, Hiranandani Gardens.
Children would be given a idea and would be asked to paint for about two hours.
The parents and grand-parents can come with them and participate in the competition to spend quality time bonding with their kids painting.
There will be lots of prizes to win and free snacks will be provided to the participants.
The best entries will be published in ‘Planet Powai’ too. Participants can schedule at the venue between 1.30 and 2.30 pm.The entry fee for the competition is Rs.100/- per entry.
About 200 children participated in the function last year and it was a grand success. This year, children from public school and NGOs would also participate. They will have free of charge entry.
Stolen from an airport more than 22 years ago, a rare First World War painting by a major Canadian imitator has resurfaced in Toronto, and detectives are trying to figure out where it has been.
In the spring of 1988, an art dealer in Calgary shipped Chateau Lievin, a nearly 14-by-17-centimetre oil by James Wilson Morrice, to a seller in Toronto by airplane.
However, the work never arrived, and investigators judge it was lifted at Pearson International Airport.
Last summer, a woman showed up at high end galleries and sale houses on Hazelton Avenue with the piece, asking for an appraisal.
Three of them contacted Lucie Dorais, an Ottawa based specialist on the artist who has compiled a catalogue of his work.
She used a dedication on the back, illegible in pencil in the artist’s hand, to confirm that the painting the sale houses had seen was the one that vanished more than two decades earlier.
The Montreal born Mr. Morrice produced Chateau Lievin, which depicts a soldier repute before the gate to a blasted out French mansion, while he was doing paintings of the war to hang in Parliament.
The work was still in the artist’s control at his death in 1924, and wound up with his Montreal executors.
It is unclear where it was before it finished up in Calgary.
Detective Constable James Hiscox said, the painting’s ownership would likely have to be resolute by the courts.
Its appraised value is $30,000, but it could sell for much more than that. Another of Mr. Morrice’s wartime pieces sold at sale in November, 2009, for more than $200,000.
The Google search page on January 19th has been changed from the simple logo of the Google Company to the well known French painter Paul Cezanne.
The birthday of this popular painter is highlighted by showing a piece of his work in place of the logo.
The alteration of the view is to celebrate the 172nd birthday of the artist and to share a view of one of the most talented Post Impressionist painters.
The artist was able to exhibit amazing designs, color and tones in his masterpieces.
His style is so exclusive that to the naked eye, one could tell if it was a Cezanne painting as the brush strokes were recognizable.
His work is found in museums across the world but we have to declare our choice is at the MET. Mont Sainte Victoire, 1882-1885, graces the walls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
It is a painting of beautiful contrasting colors that allows the viewer to see many depths at any angle.
The birthday of Paul Cezanne should remind us all to take a moment and value the art of which graces our museums. Or if we are in a hurry, a quick search online to see what is available to view from the ease of our own homes.
To more about Paul Cezanne