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  • Playboy to stop publishing nude photos

    WASHINGTON: Playboy will stop publishing the photographs of the fully nude women so closely associated with it, declaring such pictures have become “passe” in the Internet age where free pornography is readily available...

    They just won’t be nude anymore, Flanders told The New York Times in an interview published on Tuesday...

  • Italy covers nude sculptures for Iran president

    ROME: Italy's desire to court visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended to covering up classical nude sculptures in the museum where he met Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, it emerged on Tuesday...

    But nude statues, including a Venus dating from the second century B...

  • Nude protest, black flags greet Modi in Assam

    Protesters waved black flags and burned effigies of the Hindu nationalist prime minister while some students staged a nude protest outside the state government complex in the Assam capital of Guwahati...

    His nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has faced a severe backlash in the region over a proposed change to a 1955 citizenship act which would give Indian nationality to Hindus and other minorities who have fled Afghanistan,...

  • ARTSPEAK: SCIENCE OF ART, ART OF SCIENCE

    We either deprive our young people of the humanising impact of literature and art or we deprive them of the investigative objectivity of the sciences...

    The Greeks considered art to be techne — the source of the word technology...

  • Art beat: Art and objects

    In the titular essay of his book Air Guitar, Dave Hickey discusses the morality of traditional art criticism by the cognoscenti in a complex, ephemeral, commodity-dominated era...

    His use of common articles transforms the conformist, parochial quality of gallery art, making it more accessible and relatable to the general public...

  • Art conservation: Preserving Pakistani art

    Art lovers and art practitioners in Pakistan had always lamented the fact that while the country had been endowed with a large number of artists in every genre of fine art, nothing was being done to archive and record their works...

    They can now relax in the knowledge that steps in the right direction are being taken by the Foundation for Museum of Modern Art (Fomma), a non-profit organisation run by a trust...

  • Art mart: Current art drifts

    The current exhibition at Art Chowk Gallery, Karachi, titled “Potpourri XXV”, has an edge over the usual lacklustre group shows with rambling, uneven collections...

    The large number of works, ranging from abstraction, fantasy art, contemporary realism, the new miniature, calligraphic art and the landscape genre, has much to offer in terms of thought-provoking visual content and technical proficiency...

  • All-female art exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery attempts to redress gender disparity in contemporary art

    And now, as it prepares to mark its 30th anniversary, the Saatchi Gallery in London is set to get the art world talking again, with its first all-female exhibition...

    “We’ve always supported the work of women artists over the years, many of those have gone on to have key roles in the contemporary art world, but I think there’s still a huge amount of work to be done,” said Nigel Hurst, the gallery’s chief executive...

  • Art fiend: Making art cash

    Works of art that have recognition and are considered assets that appreciate in value as they age, provided that they are religiously preserved...

    Contemporary art, however, continues to thrive amidst masses, given its widespread and frequent display at affordable expense...

  • Pop art: Art in a time of creativity fever

    Abstract Expressionism is an art form akin to classical music or music without lyrics; it evokes an immediate response without your having to associate it with something overtly recognisable...

    In Pakistan, pure abstraction is seldom to be witnessed, and invariably artists attempt to insert tangible symbols or hazy figures to give the semblance of something ‘real’...

  • Cine art: Taking the art out of cinema

    An introduction to the ‘I am Karachi’ Film Festival due to take place in February 2017, was held at the Fomma DHA Art Centre, Zamzama Park in Karachi, where a captivating collection of artworks — including paintings, digital prints, acrylic on canvas and video films — was shown...

    ‘Art Sabka: Pakistani cinema reflected’ was held at Fomma DHA Art Centre, Zamzama Park, Karachi from October 14 to October 16...

  • Art award: From the art

    The concept of establishing an art foundation to preserve and foster an artist’s creative legacy is not a norm here and such institutions are few and far between...

    As and when such an initiative is undertaken by concerned individuals, expectations are raised and hopes are pinned on the foundation’s worth and ability to generate an art momentum...

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