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Season on display

Season on display

- by Republica

Though the gallery is congested and the wall is crowded with different sized paintings, it is definitely a platform to know women artists of Nepal and the forms and themes they work on.

Showcasing anti-corruption through painting

Showcasing anti-corruption through painting

- by Republica

In the painting, there is a rhythm in the use of motifs and the color combination has a balance making it aesthetically appealing. Though having numerous things happening in the canvas, his skillful way to use positive and negative space has given a balance in the painting. This has led the viewers to get a clear picture of what the artist is trying to convey.

Panjabi culture lands on Kathmandu

Panjabi culture lands on Kathmandu

- by Aditya Neupane

Punjabis adorned in colorful traditional attire entered the stage carrying native musical instruments of Punjab like Chimta, Ektara, Dhol, Alghoza, Esraj, Sapp and Tumbi.

Dying Candle shines at NIFF

Dying Candle shines at NIFF

- by Republica

Naresh Kuman KC’s directorial feature film ‘Dying Candle’ bagged ‘Best Feature Film’ and ‘Best Director’ at Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF).

SAB School felicitates Shrinkhala

SAB School felicitates Shrinkhala

- by Republica

With an aim to promote the diverse culture of the country, SAB Public School organized a program in the occasion of SAB Cultural Diversity Day at its premises at Gattekulo, Dillibazar.

Big thaw hits Harbin ice sculptures in China

Big thaw hits Harbin ice sculptures in China

- by Reuters

Ice and snow sculptures carved by nearly 10,000 artists in the city of Harbin have melted during a sudden warm spell, forcing the earliest closure of the main venue at China’s biggest winter festival.

Virtual Museum operated

Virtual Museum operated

In order to track down and gather information on the migrated Nepali arts and statues, Global Nepalimuseum.com is recently in operation. The launched website will keep the record of around 1000 Nepali artifacts that are located in many other countries.

Stories of lives walking through the dark tunnel toward the light

Stories of lives walking through the dark tunnel toward the light

- by Sangita Shrestha

Despite being the victims of conflict, because they are civilians, they never received compensations of any kinds from the government for what had happened to their lives and the lives attached to them. Though the civil war came to an end in 2006, the sufferings of the war-victims still have not finished.  The various difficulties they face and how they are coping with their lives now are on an exhibition titled ‘14 Stories: Living Memories of War’. The exhibition kicked off on Tuesday at Staff College, Jawalakhel where it also features the audio along with photographs of survivors.

SC Suman's Songs of Innocence and Experience

SC Suman's Songs of Innocence and Experience

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Siddhartha Art Gallery is garnered with enchanting paintings by Veteran artist SC Suman. The exhibition titled 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' that began on January 23 continues till Wednesday.

Weeping Banyan on exhibition

Weeping Banyan on exhibition

- by Republica

American Visual Artist Maureen Drdak, while in Nepal as a Fulbright research fellow in 2011, she passed by an ancient and stately banyan tree nearby Department of Immigration office, Kalikasthan. She noticed that this tree was choked by encroaching development and deprived of room to grow naturally. Its aerial roots had been severely cropped to prevent their descent, resulting in masses of hanging gravid bundles. Drdak experienced these striking shapes as powerful yet poignant metaphors for development’s relentless strangulation of natural forces, she was inspired to explore their forms.

Lovers, comrades! Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

Lovers, comrades! Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

- by Reuters

A young couple with matching expressions stares nervously into the camera with deep brown eyes. He, a Vietnamese student, has just met the love of his life. She, a North Korean, is forbidden to love him back. It was 31 years after Pham Ngoc Canh, 69, took that first photo of Ri Yong Hui, before the two were finally allowed to get married in 2002 when North Korea took the rare step of allowing one of its citizens to marry a foreigner.

Marvels of traditional Newar art on exhibition

Marvels of traditional Newar art on exhibition

- by Sangita Shrestha

As you enter the gallery, you could feel this difference created by the lighting on the objects. Inside the gallery, you can get a vibe of walking inside a scared place surrounded by paintings and idols of Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses, as all the artworks are inspired by religious motifs found in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Discussing the development of Nepali painting

Discussing the development of Nepali painting

- by Republica

The scholars elaborated the history of Nepali painting. They talked about the need of policies in national level; need to include art education in school level; use of the internet; entrepreneurship, encouragement, and self-respect for artists; and more for the promotion of Nepali painting worldwide.

‘Tamu Hill Park’ for promoting tourism

‘Tamu Hill Park’ for promoting tourism

- by Republica

Phirphire is famous for Millennium cave, rural lifestyle, and traditional houses. There is a belief among locals that the park will help to promote rural tourism and Millennium Trek. An estimated budget of the park is around Rs 50,000,000

Manish’s representation of Kathmandu City: Project #1336

Manish’s representation of Kathmandu City: Project #1336

- by Sangita Shrestha

In the exhibition, the installation work looks like a pile of colorful intestine spread around 1300 sq/ft area. But when looked closely you could get a feel of the Kathmandu Valley that is surrounded by hills. Then both the ends of the rope are visible as if symbolizing; with the beginning of life, there is always an ending to it.

Ball gowns galore: London’s V&A Museum stages new Dior show

Ball gowns galore: London’s V&A Museum stages new Dior show

- by Associated Press

“The Ballroom,” which celebrates the designer’s love for extravagant evening wear with aplomb. Dozens of handmade gowns in sumptuous silks, feathers and crystals are displayed in a mirrored room with lighting that simulates sparkling constellations and showers of gold dust.