La semaine du cinema independant indien au Forum des Images: 9-16 novembre 2013

Depuis un à deux ans, les initiatives se multiplient en France pour élargir la diffusion du cinéma indien, et notamment pour faire émerger la scène indépendante, qui peine à exister tant elle est en marge des grosses productions de type Bollywood. Alors que se prépare activement la 2ème édition du FFAST (Festival du Film...

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Exhibition: One thousand and one nights at Institut du Monde Arabe

Apr 01, 13 Exhibition: One thousand and one nights at Institut du Monde Arabe

Posted by in Art, Culture

You might have seen the huge advertising campaign in Paris metro stations : the poster shows 2 characters with what could be described for western people as “bellydance clothes”. The woman looks like an echanteress, and the man like her slave, at her feet (see photo below -doesn’t that ring a...

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Investing in the Indian art market 101

Jan 17, 13 Investing in the Indian art market 101

Posted by in Art, Business

Stock market volatility and risk has led investors to focus on better diversification of their portfolios. And one such way is by investingin real assets like art and collectibles. Art has a negative corrrelation with other regular asset classes and can represent upto 5-7% of a well balanced portfolio. The Indian art market is...

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Mughals art and miniature paintings

Jan 17, 13 Mughals art and miniature paintings

Posted by in Art

When the Mughals landed in India, they brought the Persian influence in their artwork. Mughal paintings were a precious amalgamation of Indian, Persian and Islamic styles. The Mughal kings desired visual proofs of their achievements in their daily life as hunters and conquerors, their miniature artist accompanied them on their...

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