July 25, 2013
Constructed by the Naaga kings, later developed and renovated by the Marathas and the Nayaks, Sri Soundarya Raja Perumal temple, Thiru Nagai, will sport a new look soon.
July 16, 2013
Started by Thondaiman rulers at Thirugokarnam, this is the second largest in Tamil Nadu.
May 6, 2013
It is 13-feet-high, made of marble sourced from Makrana and it has been designed to creatively engage the community’s sense of place and well-being in society. The sculpture, which was installed a...
February 21, 2013
Archaeological Survey of India makes discovery during restoration work at Pranaveswara temple in Talagunda »
June 15, 2012
Using advanced techniques, the scientists have confirmed that the oldest image on the wall of El Castillo cave in Spain drawn by the Neanderthals is more than 40, 800 years old
July 14, 2011
In his book, ‘Visnu Temples of Kancipuram,' Dr. R. Nagaswamy unfolds the aesthetics and history of an ancient city.
June 7, 2010
The National Emblem Ashok Chakra or the State emblem Poorna Kumbham have been derived from the internationally-acclaimed Buddhist sculptures of Amaravathi town in Guntur district, and popularising...
June 4, 2010
Can you think of a temple that has historicity, exquisite murals, intricate woodwork, a river adjacent, and a secret chamber too? If such a temple did exist, wouldn't it draw art lovers, nat...
April 3, 2010
An eclectic collection of poems, essays, photographs and interviews on subjects that strike a chord…
January 29, 2010
With depressing regularity, Indian antiquities are stolen from archaeological sites and traded. The recent Interpol alert on the six most-wanted art objects lists yet another exquisite artef...
July 18, 2013
Inscriptions are documents relating to a range of subjects – history and economy to administration and law. »
May 16, 2013
Two Iranian artists talk about studying art in India despite the rich heritage of art in their home country. »
March 21, 2013
Artist Frederick Leighton's ideal of beauty was Greek and his figures are remarkable for their stately appearance, chiselled features - the qualities we associate with Greek subjects.
September 22, 2012
Vayu Naidu walks into The Anatomist — an exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace — and finds that Leonardo’s poignant drawings see the art in the marvel of the human body. »
September 10, 2011
Researcher proposes answer to the puzzle that has baffled art historians for decades
June 28, 2010
Wu Guanzhong, known as one of the fathers of modern Chinese art for combining western and Chinese elements in black and white oil paintings, has died. He was 90.He died in Beijing on Friday....
June 4, 2010
”A water lily painting by Claude Monet and a portrait by Pablo Picasso are each expected to sell for 30 million pounds to 40 million pounds ($44 million to $59 million) at auction this...
May 1, 2010
State has prepared list of 50 temples in which murals are in dire need of restoration. The efforts of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Department to give a new lease of life to ancient murals in various temples across the State is facing a peculiar problem.
February 3, 2010
The Jain beds strewn around our ancient city comprise a valued cultural treasure. The inscriptions on them and the bas-relief sculptures are the remaining evidence of Tamil language's antiqu...
January 20, 2010
Three temples in Thanjavur and Ariyalur districts, namely the Brihadisvara temple, Iravateswarawamy temple and the Big temple at Gangaikondacholapuram built by the great Chola kings have bee...