One of the things that are remarkable about the word mediocre is the extent to which it has retained its meaning over the course of more than four centuries of continual use. Now that is not a mediocre feat. The meaning of mediocrity is the quality or state of being … Continue Reading
Welcome to the Restaurant of Art. We serve everything you may like, whether you prefer painting, poetry, music, art, dance or fashion. If we do not have it on our menu, we would be delighted to learn to make it – from you, of course! Welcome, dear guest. We … Continue Reading
Wandering round the Student Plaza, looking at the blues above,
Admiring the structure and the pillars made me think of,
The majestic imagery of the colosseum in my mind,
The gladiators battled out while their blades would grind.
Romans seated, the theatre all surround,
As the trumpets of entertainment … Continue Reading
Art is a beautiful expressive medium that touches the life of each viewer in a special way. For some, collecting art is a form of therapy, for some, it is a mode of soul-searching and for some, it is an effort to piece together the essence of the world. The … Continue Reading
On Saturday, 23rd October, KMC Manipal’s Art Club, Artefact, hosted a bookmark and origami making workshop called the Artisans Hub. This Halloween themed event took place in the Interact hall in the evening, wherein the students who participated were taught how to make their own origami dragons and beautifully … Continue Reading
Art is a form of expression which has the powerful capacity of illustrating narratives and perspectives, which might be open to interpretation or be direct. Since the days of cave paintings, art has been a vital mode of communication of political trends around the world. In today’s age, protests have … Continue Reading
Far too often, people tend to judge art based on their perception of the artist at an individual level. For some artists, their past—the sorrows, struggles, and failures they’ve endured—adds a certain depth to the emotions they try to convey. For others with less than glorious track records, their past … Continue Reading
“Joel #556, you are now to partake in a state-recommended nap. Proceed to close your eyes,” said Ms Carol #325. Joel #556 duly complied. Deep down, however, he didn’t want to take a nap. In fact, he didn’t want to be at school in the first place.
Joel #556, or … Continue Reading
The spotlights focus. The curtain draws. The gavel strikes for the third time. And sold.
On 5th October 2018, right after the closing bid, UK’s favourite artwork (according to a Samsung poll in 2017), ‘Girl with Balloon’, began to self-destruct. However, it stopped midway, giving us probably the most … Continue Reading