Does the Met’s revival of interest in Srimathi derive perhaps from a certain lingering Orientalism? Srimathi too seems stuck in a certain era…I would say not. Srimathi’s choices were partly ideologically driven and partly artistically. She had a view of Indian culture and she drew upon sources like the myths and the Ajanta murals and used all this in her own way at a certain moment in history. She was not stuck — she knew what was going on here and in New York. At a time when abstract-expressionism ruled the world, when figurative and literal painters had gone profoundly out of fashion, she developed her work in her own way. That required a certain courage. … [Read more...] about She was the product of a moment: John Guy on artist Y.G. Srimathi
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Prathap, we are led to believe, is chasing after Siddharth and Kallis, as he stumbles upon an elaborate scam involving electronic goods sold via e-commerce platforms. At the interval mark, in what we have come to understand as the “plot la twist-u“, we discover that Prathap was in fact chasing after a different duo. The plot from this point till the end, except in few places, seldom drops intensity in terms of the audience engagement factor. … [Read more...] about ‘Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal’ movie review: Dulquer Salmaan’s latest is a pleasant and engaging tale of con artists in love
Stephen Webster, founder and creative director of the eponymous brand in London, was in India at the invitation of the GJEPC. He was the chief guest at The Artisan Awards at a gala night in Mumbai on February 12. Webster, who was awarded an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2013, is an outstanding jewellery artist, known for combining artfulness with audacity in his high-end pieces. His near-Gothic but spirited pieces are provocative, infused with high drama – the uninitiated may refer to some of his past collections inspired by lobsters, bats, the crime fiction of Agatha Christie and more. Stephen’s strong technical expertise gives him an advantage in executing complex jewels crafted mostly in gold, a metal that he loves to work with. Beneath his flamboyant persona lies an altogether different person – an artisan who gets a creative high when working with his tools. His workbench is the place where he is gripped by a feverish frenzy to experiment … [Read more...] about Stephen Webster: The artisan and the artist
“We think that there will be opportunities to continue to add to long exposure,” Suki Cooper, precious metals analyst at Standard Chartered Bank, said in a Bloomberg TV interview. “You might see a little bit of a sell-off, so there might be better entry levels. But beyond that, we think that upside risks still linger for gold.” … [Read more...] about Gold sees its biggest drop since 2013, just when you’d think it would be soaring
The minting of bullion around the world is a competitive game, with each organization striving to be the very best when it comes to producing gold. Each mint releases the product of their labors in the form of bullion coins stamped with their own personalized theme—the Philharmonic for Austria, the American Eagle in the U.S., and the Australian Kangaroo for Perth. … [Read more...] about Who Stole ‘The Big Maple Leaf,’ the Biggest Coin in the World?