Fashion & Art a Potent Potion!

By Beverly Pereira Photography: Courtesy Tarun Tahiliani & The Singh Twins

Tarun Tahiliani’s Spring Summer 15 collection showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015 features motifs, imagery and colours inspired by the celebrated art of the British-Indian Singh Twins…

Fashion and Art are not exactly strange bedfellows. Think Andy Warhol’s portrait of Yves Saint Lauren or Warhol’s iconic flowers that played muse to Prada’s Spring 2013 collection. More recently and closer to home, Tarun Tahiliani has collaborated with the internationally acclaimed Singh Twins, whose works of art play muse to his Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer -15 collection.

The London-born, Liverpool-based Singh Twins, Amrit and Rabindra, describe their work as -past modern’ as opposed to Post Modern, portraying their Indian and British identities through the application of eastern and western aesthetics. Using motifs that represent British Asian life, cityscapes and pop culture, their work is tinged with the personal and the political and can be viewed as a social commentary with tongue-in-cheek humour.

Hugely inspired by this melange, the designer launched a ready-to-wear fashion line at the Wills India Fashion 2014 in Delhi as an ode to the Singh Twins’ art. He has now crafted garments for the Mumbai Lakme Fashion Week that bring to life the Twins’ well-received Indian miniature paintings, detailed black and white drawings and digital mixed medium art that explores an exclusive relationship with their home city of Liverpool.

Tarun, himself, is known to skilfully blend the modern and the traditional and augmenting this with the Twins’ affinity for reviving the age-old technique of miniature painting and the juxtaposition of modern iconography has led to a range of digitally printed separates – kaftans, jewel tees, dhoti skirts, lungi skirts, leggings and dresses etc. Some colour palettes and elements have been creatively reworked by the designer to harmonise with the collection. The twins’ Wheel of Fortune has been incorporated as a whole on to a Tahiliani kurta, while decorative motifs from their black and white Aquarius have been reassembled and colourised within the design of another outfit. Silk kaftans, much like a vast canvas, allow the twins’ paintings to come through beautifully. Saris are rife with colours, featuring borders that carry Persian motifs borrowed from their paintings.

His menswear also features text vignettes, stylised clouds and waves, borders and decorative motifs from several of the twins’ works, offering fashion lovers an artistic take-away, proving yet again that the art and fashion are strong counter-influencers! click here to view images from the collection on indiaartndesign.com

Face Painting Ideas For Different Sporting Events

Painting is an art of drawing anything on a particular surface using different colors, and other instruments. If something is painted on face of human beings, it is called face painting. Body painting is a fine art in which human body is used as a medium for painting. People show their feelings, emotions, wishes, and liking for anything, or animal by painting.

Tribal groups to reflect their close association with each other originally did face painting. However, it has now evolved in to a more fun activity, which is undertaken at different occasions, events, and festivals. Theatre actors, jokers, and artists to become more prominent, and stand out from the crowd are using it. Additionally, army commandos in field for disguising their appearances operations are doing face painting.

The display of affection and support for their sports teams is done by painting the flags on their faces by the spectators during different matches, and tournaments. The face painting, and sports body art is increasingly capturing the interest of the sports fans.

Special face painting kits are available in the market for such sports enthusiasts. These are made especially for painting the sports logos and flags. They are very popular among the sports fans and they contain the colours as well as different ornamental things which adds beauty to the whole design.

The major purpose of painting is to attract others, and to draw the attention of others. There are different trendy face painting ideas, and designs that youngsters use for parties. Different designs are selected depending on the use of painting. Mostly children like to paint tiger, clown, and super hero like spider-man, Dalmatian dog, cat, and fairy pirate on their faces.

People try to show their support for their favourite teams in amazing ways. They like a lot of variety in the face paints they use: glitter and metallic tones make each design unique and outstanding. All these paints are the special paints for use on the skin as they are non-toxic and can easily be washed off with the soap.

Face painting is very common in different sporting events where people love to paint the flags of their favourite country, or the country that they are supporting. In sports, people paint their faces to communicate different messages to the team members. The painting of flag on the face reflects the devotion, and love of a person towards the country. The fans of sportsmen or a particular game, love to paint their faces, which would reflect their feelings.

In sports venues, many face painters can be seen who paint the faces, hands, or arms of people professionally. These painters just have an insightful mind, some patience, a handful of face paints, few brushes, and a theme according to the choice of person who wants to paint his/her face, or any body part. Hand art is also similar to face painting in which the hand of an individual is painted like an animal, or an object.

Absolute Art Of Accurate Psychic Reading

Psychic Reading is an art and not a form of science. By this I just mean to convey you that it does not hold any particular set of pattern and hence can not be proved. An accurate Psychic reading is encircling tremendous energy around the person. But the fact is that there is no assurance that can claim the pattern of psychic reading is accurate.
First of all you need to have some sort of psychic reading skills to really understand your psychic reader, and if he or she counts his or her accuracy in terms of percentage that you definitely need to stay away from those so called psychic reader because after putting my life time experience in psychic reading I am sure that accuracy can not be pre determined, it has to be specific from person to person. Statistics itself says that a non-scientific event can not be measured by scientific quantifiers; it has to be inaccurate in totality.
Art has always been put farther than the science irrespective of the absence of set of procedures it goes through. Like a painting is not created to reflect only the physics it also enriched with emotions during the time and conveys the meaning.
An Accurate psychic reading is more or less follows the same. Clients feelings need to be taken into account similarly for accurate psychic reading.

Making clients listen what their ego want to is merely destroying the integrity of accurate psychic reading, since this only worsens the situation instead of making things good. Accurate readers develop linkage herself/himself to the client by their souls and transmit messages through absolute accurate souls. Unlike a fraud reader a genuine and accurate psychic reader will not expect you to tell a life long story, they rather predict the energies encircling you by your name and accurate time of your birth.

Word of mouth does not suit while choosing accurate psychic reader for yourself, all you need to do is to follow your intuitive power. If your heart sticks to a particular psychic reader than that particular reader would turn up as accurate psychic reader for you.
Apart from hips even hearts dont lie.

Religious Art – Well-known Religious Oil Paintings

Religious art is an exciting topic covering some of the best art ever created, and surrounding some of the real art masters, over many generations and across many cultures. In the west, Christian art is maybe best known, and from that Renaissance art flourished to bring us the likes of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Religious buildings also were used to show off some of the best work around this time. The art and religion worlds have been linked very closely at times when society itself was most concerned in religion.

Today the west has in some ways moved away from religious art and much of it has become sterile, in the opinions of some. Others respect is for its contribution to the art movements that we have today and for the talent that is shown in the works of the more inspiring artists.

Religious art has often used well-known scenes from biblical scripture as the basis for its work, as well as individual people. Christian art frequently turns to Christ and Madonna for inspiration.

Away from the west other religions have also flourished in the art world, although their art styles have been somewhat different. The accuracy of western renaissance art contrasts to other religious works that include more emotion and symbolism, similar to the modern and abstract styles that we now have today.

Religious oil paintings, at the same time as remaining popular with the older generations of art lovers, have struggled to appeal to the younger art generations who can’t imagine them fitting into the style of modern homes. Their traditional style and often grand, bulky frames do not match rooms with a modern, minimalist feel. As such, it seems likely that future religious western art will become more abstract and colorful in style, even as continuing the themes of previous renaissance art.

You can read more about all types of art, together with Baroque & Renaissance in this religious art piece, written by the editors of Vault oil paintings, who offer high quality reproductions.

Original comic art living legacy of comic books

Most of us are very familiar with comic books and comic characters. For those who take a deeper interest in comics, the characters may seem as real as people in their lives. And they know the personality of the character very well. They in fact become so familiar with the character that they can anticipate the things that the character says and they can even mimic some of the character’s comic expressions. In a sense the comic characters can seep into the lives of the character’s fans as much as another human being can do.

And yet amongst all these people who avidly follow the stories of their favorite comic characters, few are aware that they can own an original piece of comic art of their favorite character. And if they choose to acquire one they can come the closest possible to meeting the comic character in reality.

When one reads a comic book, even with devout interest one tends to skim over it. It is not the readers fault because the comic book is a format that was originally intended for light and quick reading. The expressions are easy to grasp and the text is worded in manner that is easy to read and understand. And yet if one were to pause and stare at the drawing for a while one would be able to appreciate it in much more detail. And this is just what one can do with the mass-produced version of the comic art.

If you were to acquire and study an original comic art you would be able to see much more detail of the drawing. For one the art is much larger than the art reproduced in the comic books you read. You will be able to see the huge talent of the comic artist and how those expressions that you love are brought about by the artist’s master strokes. If you choose to display this original artwork in your home it would become a conversation piece that would be admired by your friends.

The best part is, original comic art is quite accessible and not expensive. You can go online, find and purchase the original artwork of an artist that you admire.