Alpana – An Artistic Tradition from Bengal

Alpana is a floor art which originated from the women of rural Bengal and has been in practice for many centuries. Traditionally all Alpanas are supposed to be only white in colour. The modern day Alpana we see that adorns the puja mandaps and wedding ceremonies are markedly inspired by the Shantiniketani school of art …

The Starry Night

Artist: Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890) Dimensions: 73.7 cm × 92.1 cm Location: Currently displayed in Museum of Modern Arts, New York Subject: The view from the asylum window of the artist. Period: Post-Impressionist Medium: Oil on Canvas Very few times in the history of art, a painting or a piece of art surpasses the fame…