Artist Shankar Shrestha in his traditional paubha painting, which was displayed in the third edition of ‘Himalayan Art Festival’. It took him around six months to complete this painting. Using oil color medium, he has painstakingly worked on the painting. And the result is mesmerizing.

Russian Center of Science and Culture in collaboration with Nepal Russia Art Club has organized an art exhibition ‘Friendaversary’ at the premises of Russian center of science and culture.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Chitrakar families in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu were renowned traditional painters and sculptors who depicted gods and goddesses on temples, masks of Hindu deities and posters for various religious celebrations.

Building a sustainable Fashion Brand

August 9, 2019 11:54 am

Meena Gurung is the friend who, you could say for certain, will give you a handmade card for your birthday. Always the artistic kind, Meena believed in making her own crafts and rarely bought off the shelf products for either gifting or personal use.

Painting a perspective

July 26, 2019 09:30 am

Kishor Jyoti is an artist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Jyoti, also known as Young Flame Artist, describes his style as realism with a hint of surrealism. As of now, Jyoti is a part of an artist community called the “Pagoda Artist Group” and for nearly five years, he has been honing his craft under artist Roshan Pradhan.

“Thang” meaning cotton and “ka” meaning images together make up the Tibetan word “thangka” which literally translates to images made on cotton. Thangka paintings’ origin can be traced back to nearly 2500 years ago. A visual representation of Buddha’s teachings, thangka paintings originally served as personal meditation tools for monastics and students

Art of wait and see

July 15, 2019 00:30 am

In the emerging Chinese view, any leverage or advantage the US has over China in trade is far exceeded by the Chinese people’s willingness to withstand the pressure

Krishna Munikar from Lalitkala Campus, Chiranjibi Shrestha from Srijana College of Fine Arts, and Shriti Prajapati from Kathmandu University -- Center for Fine Arts and Design, were presented the scholarship along with a cash prize of Rs 15,000 and certificate by the event's chief Guest/Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts -- KK Karmacharya.

Traveling with art

July 2, 2019 12:15 pm

Visual artist Neera Joshi too is travelling with her paintings and is currently at Nagoya, Japan. She took part in three events that happened during her stay.

Expressing herself through art

June 28, 2019 09:45 am

Amidst all the artists who are taking to social media to display their work and gain recognition, illustrator Untamed Anatomy stands out because of her distinctive and relatable take on art. She is a Nepalis illustrator who is based in Queens, New York, and she creates artworks incorporating and highlighting her Nepalis and South Asian heritage.

Bringing out the freshness in Art

June 25, 2019 15:30 pm

Alfresco Media and Event Management pvt Ltd has organized it ninth edition of National level Art Exhibition and Competition with the motto of an open platform for youngsters.

Throughout the years, traditions and cultures begin to fade. Ishan Pariyar has displayed the reality of the spiritual world’s diminishing through an array of colors. There are certain themes and motifs which aid in depicting the truths exhibited in the artists work.

Art exhibitions around the town

June 18, 2019 19:09 pm

Roaming around exhibition halls watching and understanding the concept of artist portrayed in artworks is the best way to rejuvenate your mind from regular monotonous life. Here, we have listed some exhibitions and show that you can visit this week:

Promoting culture through art

June 12, 2019 17:00 pm

An art exhibition was on display with an aim to promote the civilization around the Bhotekoshi River at Patan Art Gallery, Patan. The three-day exhibition began on Sunday which was organized by Shree Jaimin Thaipi Narayan Paropakar Kendra, Bhotekoshi.

The Buds: Feast to the eyes

June 12, 2019 16:10 pm

Sirjana College of Fine Arts brings to you the depiction of the youth’s minds; 'The Buds' referring to ready for bloom, any moment. The exhibition is in full swing which will last till the 13th of June 2019. As the exhibition demonstrates and emphasizes on the fact that art is a form of speaking out your problems and healing those who have been hurt without speaking. It would be a loss to miss this opportunity.

The exhibition concludes today which is on display at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited. Recipient of Himalayan Light Art in 2018 and more, Gurung completed his MFA in Classical Realism and the very essence of classical realism is also present in his current exhibition.

Teaching herself to Paint

June 7, 2019 11:04 am

From the day she fully learned to grasp her pencil well, Aakriti Kharel started drawing. She started with circles and stick lines (her imitations of people as a child) and today she is painting large canvases with intricate details. From sticks and lines she has grown into an artist of her own and all on her own.

Celebrating the World Environment Day 2019, Hotel Annapurna organized its annual art completion at the hotel’s premises on Saturday. The theme of the competition was “Beat Air Pollution”.

The art of perseverance

May 31, 2019 10:42 am

Lhakpa Phuti Sherpa was born in 1964 in Mushey village of Solukhumbu district, Nepal. As a child she would see tourists pass through her village in order to climb various mountains and she had always been fascinated by their motivation to take up such a daunting challenge.

Memories of my country

May 31, 2019 08:31 am

One specific work of art, which won the National prize in the installation category, was titled “Memories of my country”. Made by artist Rabindra Shrestha, the installation consisted of photographs of children’s umbrellas kept upside down around the puddles and ditches of Kathmandu roads.

Art galore

May 31, 2019 08:26 am

Every year the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts hosts an art exhibition, inviting artists from all over Nepal to showcase their talent in painting, sculpting, photography etc. The exhibition hopes to inspire all kinds of artists by giving them an opportunity to showcase their works.

The age of jazz

May 31, 2019 08:00 am

Improvisation is an important and necessary part of jazz. The fact that jazz makes allowances for any artist to give their own touches to the music adds a certain appeal to the musical genre. It also often draws inspiration from life experiences and human emotions. And it’s because of this flexibility and freedom of expression that jazz music is slowly becoming popular among the masses.

The art of Observation

May 24, 2019 11:54 am

Thanks to social media, anyone with a knack for any particular skill like drawing, dancing, singing etc. can showcase their talent online. This way, many singers get discovered, many artists are commissioned, and many writers appreciated. Anyone can put out their works for others to see but it does take a certain amount of gumption to do so.

The world of Arts

May 24, 2019 11:43 am

Want to dabble in thangka painting but don’t know where to start? Or do you already have a knack for fashion designing and want to further hone your skills? Here are some colleges that offer various art courses that you could consider taking up full time or even in your spare time.

The art of celluloid storytelling

May 23, 2019 19:43 pm

If you are a book fanatic or a movie addict, you know how precious stories are. They are the lifeline of the entire movie. It’s what makes good movies. Be it Quentin Tarantino’s violence films or Wes Anderson’s fast-paced comedies, both the movies' common ground: their stories!

Bikalpa Art Center (BAC) is going to celebrate the final show of the Trans Studio Project 4.0 on Friday.

Actor Channing Tatum takes up art

May 12, 2019 20:36 pm

Actor Channing Tatum acts, dances and also indulges in art. He took to social media to show off his sketches.

Inking to heal

May 3, 2019 10:06 am

All of this, however, was anything but simple. Born and raised in Chitwan, Shrestha has an educational background in pharmacy. Prior to his rehab days he had no experience whatsoever when it came to tattooing.

All of us take pictures but not many of us take good pictures. We are guilty of randomly clicking away and then choosing the “best” among the lot to post online. But taking good pictures is an art, one that can be mastered if you know what to do.

Baffling Beauty Trends

April 12, 2019 08:34 am

Beauty, they say, is in the eyes of the beholder. In real life too, this has proven to be true. But when you hear about the rather peculiar fashion choices of people in the past, one often wonders if it really is a difference in perspective or something else. Well, it turns out there’s something else at play here. The Week gives you a rundown of some questionable fashion trends historically present around the world and explores the stories and reasons behind them.

Scribbling his path to success

April 5, 2019 10:24 am

If anyone had told Prachin Siddhi Bajracharya, as a child, that his interest in reading comics would lead him to a career in graphic designing and illustration, he would have had a hard time believing it. Now, his life circles around creating art in digital form for events, t-shirts, posters etc. and all this has created a pathway for Bajracharya to channel his inner emotions and ideas.

Playing with patterns and colors

March 29, 2019 10:31 am

Samir Maharjan grew up with art and colors. Having lived the early years of his life in Patan, Lalitpur, he was surrounded by art in all forms – the intricacies of the mandalas, the burst of colors of the painted masks, and the spiraling religious structures.

Painting a plea

March 29, 2019 10:07 am

At Ratnapark there is a splotched mural that has been painted over with brusque strokes of white paint and scribbled on forcefully. The smear is an obvious attempt at dismissing an artistic protest. On closer inspection of the mural, however, the bold letters peek out despite the white paint that blurs the two-word text. ‘Dead Sarkar’, it says (Dead Government).

In memory of Uttam Kharel

March 21, 2019 18:26 pm

Around 73 artworks including paintings, drawings and sculptures by late veteran artist Uttam Kharel is on display at Nepal Art Council, Babermahal. The exhibition began on March 17 and is organized by Sirjana College of Fine Arts.

Botanical art workshop

March 20, 2019 14:07 pm

Artist/botanical illustrator Neera Joshi Pradhan recently conducted the series of Botanical art workshops for teachers and students of art and science. Pradhan was invited from Telangana State Museum, the Department of Heritage, Hyderabad, the Government of India. The workshops were organized from March 11 to 15, to coincide the ongoing historical exhibition of the archival botanical prints “Forests and Gardens of South India” from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

The art of writing

March 10, 2019 14:11 pm

Before I’d like to start my writing, I would like to remind that writing is so much powerful way of communication.  There are some who read every day and there are some who don’t. For me, writing is an essential part of my life. It helps me to say something about everything that is untold, unfold or unheard stories. This very reason made me fall for writing.

Art and identity

March 4, 2019 01:30 am

In difficult times of identity crisis and loss of dignity, uselessness of art comes quite handy. Arts help endure whatever the outcome and conserve energy for another struggle

Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Masamichi Saigo, signed a grant contract for upgrading of women’s handicraft and Mithila art center in Janakpur.

Art is everything

February 25, 2019 15:49 pm

“I am addicted to art. It is my way of living. I couldn’t think of anything besides art. Art is my hobby, occupation and everything. Without art I don’t expect to be living my life.”

Online resources for learning art

January 25, 2019 08:57 am

A lot of people get interested in art later on in life when they are already pretty involved in some other profession of their choice. For such individuals, delving into a field that is as vast as art might be a little intimidating especially when you don’t really have the time to attend daily art classes at art institutions.

When the news that a picture of an Irish potato sold for more than a million dollars made headlines, most of us couldn’t understand what made it so special. It’s not rare to hear people saying, “My four-year-old can draw that” while standing in front of an abstract painting or an experimental display. So, how do you know if something is worth considering art? And why do people regard paintings of seemingly nothing but colorful blotches and geometrical shapes as something legendary? If you are tired of pretending to like a piece of art without actually getting it, here is a guide for you to better your understanding.

Essence of life in nature

January 14, 2019 09:49 am

Artist Samjhana Rajbhandari's painting exhibition 'Image of Life' is on exhibition at GG Machaan, Pulchowk, Damkal Road. The exhibition began on December 23, 2018.

The art of comedy

January 11, 2019 09:45 am

Shraddha Verma, a 23-year-old social worker, finds herself funny. According to her, that’s the most important thing for a stand-up comedian. You have to believe that you are incessantly and incredibly funny. “That’s when you have enough self-confidence to pull off a monologue amidst hundreds of people,” she explains adding that unless you have that conviction you can’t make people laugh. It’s as much about your body language as it is about your jokes, she says.

Sagar Manandhar’s 14th solo art exhibition titled ‘Khet Ka Kuraharu’ (Stories of the Fields) was on display from Friday at the premises of Ageno: The Hestia, Lalitpur. Around 50 art works have been showcased in the exhibition.

Rhythmic existence on exhibition

January 4, 2019 18:53 pm

Mehta has explored the archaeological remains of various sites in Nepal and has presented the archaeological objects weaved in various conceptual works.

The exhibition features beautiful rural life and landscapes in vibrant colors and realistic forms.

Art on Instagram

January 4, 2019 10:12 am

The world has gone digital. Everyday people come up with new career paths that are run solely through the internet, particularly social media. One of the new career paths that is slowly but steadily gaining traction as a legitimate profession is the Insta-artist, artists who earn money through their Instagram presence.

Three-day art workshop concludes

December 31, 2018 18:51 pm

It’s always good to learn something new and visit some places that are different. Traveling gives new experience and sense of aliveness. One can learn from different geographical and cultural aspects while traveling.

Finding solace in art

December 28, 2018 10:58 am

Prakash Ranjit first started drawing when he was just four years old. Now, 23 years later, he draws with even more passion and, of course, his art is much more refined than ever before. Ranjit was introduced to the world of arts quite early in life as his great uncle, KG Ranjit, was an artist. His aunt, Ashmina Ranjit, also loved drawing so from an early age the two took turns to mentor him.

Breaking the body barrier

December 4, 2018 09:30 am

Physically and mentally challenged people face discrimination in society and sometimes they are seen as a stigma. However, there are some who are breaking the limitations of their body and excelling at what they do using their skills, creating space for themselves. Helen Keller, Franklin D Roosevelt, Jhamak Kumari Ghimire are prime examples who have lived dignified lives contributing to the society. They are the ones whose physical impediment did not overshadow their dream.