Interesting lines from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

A favourite book from my childhood, apart from all my Enid Blyton books, is this book by Margery Williams ” The Velveteen Rabbit”. It is a story about how toys, like people,become REAL when they experience love. The following is a conversation in the nursery between the Skin Horse and The Velveteen Rabbit:- “Real isn’t... Continue Reading →

A smile that has captured the world

What’s behind Mona Lisa’s indescribable smile? Mona Lisa’s smile has been a heated debate among the artists. The broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr explores the secret science and painting methods underneath the Mona Lisa...Continue reading Britannica-Mona Lisa Image credit-https://www.britannica.com/topic/Mona-Lisa-painting

A diamond ring that broke the world record

If just one diamond isn't enough, SWA Diamonds might have the perfect ring for you. The India-based jewelry company broke a Guinness World Records title for the most diamonds set in one ring with a whopping 24,679 diamonds. The spectacular ring was designed to mimic a pink oyster mushroom, according to a Guinness World Records news... Continue Reading →

Five senses? We possibly have 33…

When we think of human senses we think of eyesight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Yet we have always known that we are capable of sensing much more than this. Exactly what, however, is still subject to ongoing scientific research. Neuroscientists are well aware that we are a bundle of senses...Continue reading

Photography and rock climbing

Given how climbing is an expression itself, it is no surprise that artists have found inspiration in climbing. In this new series, Art in Rock Climbing, ...Continue reading

Art in 19 century France: Gustave Courbet

Courbet, a proponent of the Realism movement expresses his personal experience and observation. Two of my favourite Courbet paintings. What's yours? Gustave Courbet, The Stonebreakers, 1849, Oil on canvas, 165 x 257 cm (Gemäldegalerie, Dresden (destroyed)

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