San Francisco de Paula - a fine example

SAN FRANCISCO DE PAULA - A FINE EXAMPLE

A very fine 19th century retablo of San Francisco de Paula. Saint Francis is the patron saint of fires, plagues and the blind. He is...

Astrology Charts - from India

ASTROLOGY CHARTS - FROM INDIA

For examples of traditional astrology charts from India.

 
 
 
Gurupada Chitrakar - remembered

GURUPADA CHITRAKAR - REMEMBERED

Gurupada Chitrakar, one of India's most astute and insightful artists, passed away in June from complications of the Covid virus. Gurupada...

Vishnu - a fine drawing

VISHNU - A FINE DRAWING

This exceptionally conceived and rendered drawing of the Hindu God Vishnu was created by an artist from Nathadwara. Works like these...

 
 
 
Two Votive Sculptures

TWO VOTIVE SCULPTURES

Two unusual votive figures from northeastern Brazil.

San Camilo de Lelis - four interesting examples

SAN CAMILO DE LELIS - FOUR INTERESTING EXAMPLES

These works are currently being offered at the Colonial Arts Gallery in San Francisco. Colonial Arts always has excellent Mexican retablos...

 
 
 
A Bold Shiviti

A BOLD SHIVITI

To see more examples of this artform,

Pushpa kumari - Upending Tradition

PUSHPA KUMARI - UPENDING TRADITION

Lines on a page, deliberately rendered, brings to light a world imagined by Pushpa Kumari. Using only a pen and ink on paper, Kumari...

 
 
 
Our Lady of Guadalupe - a fine example

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE - A FINE EXAMPLE

This classic Mexican painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe was painted in the 17th century. The same image was often rendered by Retablo...

Alberto Cruz - impressions

ALBERTO CRUZ - IMPRESSIONS

Oaxaca based artist Alberto Cruz creates linocuts and lithographs that are like illustrations in search of a text. His images suggest...

 
 
 
San Camilo de Lelis - two fine examples

SAN CAMILO DE LELIS - TWO FINE EXAMPLES

San Camilo is the patron of the sick. He is always shown in a black robe with a red cross, a reference to the order which he founded,...

La Purisima Concepcion - The Purity of Mary

LA PURISIMA CONCEPCION - THE PURITY OF MARY

This 19th retablo shows La Purisima Concepcion, also known as The Purity of Mary or The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. The retablo...

 
 
 
A Painting by Felipe Morales

A PAINTING BY FELIPE MORALES

A Painting by Felipe Morales from 2003.

Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe

SHEROANAWE HAKIHIIWE

These works are by Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, who lives in the Venezuelan Amazon. In his art, Hakihiiwe responds to the world around him...

 
 
 
A dynamic Indian miniature

A DYNAMIC INDIAN MINIATURE

A dynamic rendering of Sita's Fire Ordeal from the Ramayana. Painted in the Punjab Hills in the 19th century.

A work by Kalam Patua

A WORK BY KALAM PATUA

Kalam Patua continues to push the boundres of his imagination in this dream-like rendering titled Nature.

 
 
 
Nature & Nurture in the Art of Pushpa Kumari - on the Sarmaya website

NATURE & NURTURE IN THE ART OF PUSHPA KUMARI - ON THE SARMAYA WEBSITE

Kuhu Kopariha recently wrote about Pushpa Kumari on the Sarmaya website. About the image above, Pushpa explains; “This painting showcases...

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's - retablo / ex-voto collection

FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA'S - RETABLO / EX-VOTO COLLECTION

Both Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were passionate regarding Mexican folk art. Folk art filled their home and was often referenced in...

 
 
 
Pushpa Kumari - a new work

PUSHPA KUMARI - A NEW WORK

In this new work, Pushpa Kumari continues to express her solidarity with women in India. Over the past ten years, the dignity of Indian...

San Gil Atenogenes

SAN GIL ATENOGENES

An extremely rare Mexican retablo of Saint Giles of Athens.

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

The Slow Forward March of a Brooklyn Waterfront Megaproject Highlights New...

The Slow Forward March of a Brooklyn Waterfront Megaproject Highlights New York's Land Use Gauntlet

Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and BIG In this week's reprint from the Architect's Newspaper, author Patrick Sisson tackles the implication and participation of... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia is Converting an Oil Rig into the World's First Offshore...

Saudi Arabia is Converting an Oil Rig into the World's First Offshore Extreme Amusement and Leisure Park

Via CNN Travel / Public Investment Fund Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has announced that it will convert an oil rig into a 150,000 square meter amusement park and... Read more ...

Musashino Art University Building No.16 / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects

Musashino Art University Building No.16 / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects

Schemata Architects Location: 1-chōme-1-736 Ogawachō, Kodaira, Tokyo 187-0032, Japan Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Kenta Hasegawa Area: 3444.0 m2 Read more ...

Dominating Structures: Winners of the iF Design Award Present Unique Room...

Dominating Structures: Winners of the iF Design Award Present Unique Room Designs

Runxuan Textile Office - A Curvilinear Building / Office. Image Courtesy of iF Design Award Spaces create living environments, and the design of the room has a direct effect on... Read more ...

Architecture Classics: Torres de Satélite / Luis Barragán

Architecture Classics: Torres de Satélite / Luis Barragán

© Adlai Pulido In the context of the ambitious project Satellite City in the outskirts of Mexico City, led by architect Mario Pani in the mid-20th century, Luis Barragán... Read more ...

Nordic - Office of Architecture Reveals the Interior Design of Jiangbei...

Nordic - Office of Architecture Reveals the Interior Design of Jiangbei International Terminal 3B

© Tuzen Nordic Office of Architecture won the interior design competition for the new Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Terminal 3B in China with a concept that... Read more ...

A Virgin Homicide as Told by the Girls She Left Behind

Kwon Yeo-sun's “Lemon” revisits an 18-year-old's murder from three biased perspectives. Read more ...

History and Its Harsh Lessons Give These Graphic Novels Their Material

In Hillary Chute's Graphic Content column, she looks at Nora Krug's graphic adaptation of Timothy Snyder's “On Tyranny” and Dash Shaw's “Discipline.” Read more ...

Inside the Thai Temple Where Tattoos Come to Life

Wat Bang Phra, a temple in central Thailand, is renowned as a center for sak yant, a style of tattoo art believed by some to convey protective powers. Read more ...

8 New Horror Novels to Read This Season

Here are eight knuckle-biting, nerve-ripping new tales, just in time for Halloween. Read more ...