A scanner studies Vermeer's masterpiece (AP Photo/Mike Corder, FILE)

'Who was the girl?' Hi-tech scans get under the skin of Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, but can't say who she was

Researchers using a battery of modern imaging techniques have gotten under the skin of Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. 

Art galleries launch In Touch

Ten galleries from India, Dubai come together to launch digital exhibition platform, In Touch

Several art galleries have partnered to launch In Touch, a digital exhibition platform, to present online exhibitions.

A work of art by Avinash Chandra (Image: DAG)

'We need art through good and bad': DAG's Ritu Vajpeyi-Mohan reflects on the success of their COVID-19 fundraiser

"We need art through the good and the bad," says Ritu Vajpeyi-Mohan, Publisher, DAG (Delhi Art Gallery).

Untitled by Biplab Biswas (Image: Saffronart)

Saffronart's 24-hour online art auction for COVID-19 relief to be hosted on April 29-30

Mumbai-based auction house Saffronart is set to conduct a 24-hour online art auction to funds to contribute to COVID-19 relief efforts.

Zarina Hashmi (Source: Internet/archives)

Art world mourns the loss of Zarina Hashmi, celebrated artist passes away in London at age 83

Celebrated Indian-born American artist Zarina Hashmi breathed her last in London. She was 83 years old.

Martand Khosla for #StirCreativity

Bombay Sapphire’s new Stir Creativity campaign hopes to reawaken creativity and bring positivity through art

Stir Creativity is an endeavour to inspire and unlock people’s creative potential using the arts for self-expression.

The future is #HandmadeInIndia | The Crafts Council of India

The future is #HandmadeInIndia: Crafts Council of India launches a new social media campaign

The Crafts Council of India has launched a new social media campaign by the people for the craft community. 

SAF 2020 x You

Spreading hope through the arts: Serendipity Arts Festival launches a new digital experience: SAF 2020 x You

Serendipity Arts Festival is launching a new digital experience for all those who are braving the pandemic in quarantine and living in lockdown.

Untitled by Agacharya (detail; Mahua Art Gallery)

Art that clicks: A look at some of the best Indian online exhibitions and virtual reality shows

A new art season is opening across the country — that of online exhibitions and 360° VR tours.
 

National Gallery of Ireland

Ireland's museums open their doors virtually

Enjoy Ireland’s rich history and heritage without leaving your home as the island’s museums open their doors virtually.

Doodle by Arzan Khambatta

How to doodle away the lockdown blues, by artist Arzan Khambatta 

This Indulge Time Pass session had the viewers hooked to the simple art of doodling.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Photo: Internet)

Priyanka Chopra lauds Global Citizen, WHO for success of One World virtual concert

Priyanka Chopra lauded the WHO, Global Citizen and musician Lady Gaga for the success of the virtual concert One World: Together At Home

Sharbendu De, An Elegy for Ecology (Kolkata) Digital 2016

Shrine Empire's online show, Speculations On A New World Order, presents artworks relevant to ongoing global crisis

"It is hard to ignore more than ever that the world as we have known it in the 21st century is crumbling on ecological, social and political fronts," says curator Anushka Rajendran.

Landscape II by Jogen Chowdhury

Emami Art, Kolkata presents Black White and More, an online exhibition of sketches, etchings and more by Indian master artists

Emami Art, Kolkata is encouraging its patrons to stay positive through this challenging time of a national lockdown. 

This picture taken by Yasuyoshi Chiba, Agence France-Presse, won the World Press Photo of the Year award, and the first prize in the General News Singles category (Yasuyoshi Chiba, Agence France-Press

World Press Photo award goes to Yasuyoshi Chiba for emotion-charged Sudan protest image 

An emotion-charged photo of a man illuminated by cellphone lights as he recites poetry in a crowd of protesters calling for civilian rule in Sudan has won the prestigious World Press Photo award.