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Four Key Trends from Milan Design Week 2017


With more than 2,000 exhibitors from over 165 countries showing during Milan Design Week, it’s no wonder that the annual city-wide festival is regarded as a launchpad and forecast for the most anticipated design news and launches of the coming year. In addition to the week’s economic anchor, the Salone del Mobile trade show held at the Rho fairgrounds a few miles outside of the city, Fuorisalone (which literally translates to “outside Salone”) sees Milan’s showrooms, galleries and 19th-century palazzos taken over by installations, events, and parties for a six-day celebration of design, beauty, and innovation. All told, around 1,500 Fuorisalone events are scattered throughout the city this year. Sound overwhelming? Here’s a recap of the most buzzed-about sights and the four biggest trends to emerge from Milan Design Week this year.

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Top 10 Painters Of Reknown

Top 10 Artists / Painters of all time

1. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452–1519) Renaissance painter, scientist, inventor, and more. Da Vinci is one of most famous painters in the world for his iconic Mona Lisa and Last Supper.

2. Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890). Dutch post-impressionist painter.
Famous paintings include; Sunflowers, The Starry night, and Cafe Terrace at Night.

3. Rembrandt (1606–1669) Dutch Master. One of the greatest painters, admired for his vivid realism.
Famous paintings include The Jewish Bride and The Storm of the Sea of Galilee.

4. Michelangelo (1475–1564) Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect.
Famous paintings include his epic ceiling mural on the Sistine Chapel.
 5. Claude Monet (1840–1926) French impressionist painter. ;  Famous paintings include Waterlilies, Women in Garden, and Impression Sunrise.

6. Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) Spanish, modern ‘cubist’ painter.
 Famous works include Guernica and Bird of Peace.

7. Raphael (1483–1520) Italian painter. Raphael, da Vinci and Michelangelo make up the high Renaissance trinity.
Famous paintings include Mond Crucifixion and The Wedding of the Virgin.

8. August Renoir (1841–1919) French painter, one of the early pioneers of impressionism. Also influenced by Italian renaissance.
Famous works include Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette and On the Terrace.

9. Jan Vermeer (1632–1675) Dutch painter who specialised in genre painting – vivid depictions of still life.
Famous paintings include :
View of Delft, Girl With a Pearl Earring, and The Milkmaid.

10. Paul Cezanne (1839–1906) French post-impressionist painter.
Famous paintings include:
 The Card Players and Still Life with a Curtain.

More Art And Artists

Henri Matisse

No artist is as closely tied to the sensual pleasures of color as Henri Matisse. His work was all about sinuous curves rooted in the traditions of figurative art, and was always focused on the beguiling pleasures of pigment and hue. “I am not a revolutionary by principle,” he once said. “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter…a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair.”
Famous Works: Woman with a hat, Woman reading

Jackson Pollock

Hampered by alcoholism, self-doubt and clumsiness as a conventional painter, Pollock transcended his limitations in a brief but incandescent period between 1947 and 1950 when he produced the drip abstractions that cemented his renown. Eschewing the easel to lay his canvases fait on the floor, he used house paint straight from the can, flinging and dribbling thin skeins of pigment that left behind a concrete record of his movements—a technique that would become known as action painting.
Works : Abstract Expressionism- Autumn rhythm, blue poles

Edvard Munch

I scream, you scream we all scream for Munch’s The Scream, the Mona Lisa of anxiety. In 2012, a pastel version of Edvard Munch’s iconic evocation of modern angst fetched a then-astronomical price of $120 million at auction (a benchmark which has since been bested several times). Munch’s career was more than just a single painting. He’s generally acknowledged as the precursor to Expressionism, influencing artists such 20th-century artists as Egon Schiele, Erich Heckel and Max Beckmann.
Famous work – The Scream

Gustav Klimt

The fin de siècle Viennese Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt is know for using gold leaf, something he picked up on while visiting the famous Byzantine frescoes in Ravenna Italy. He most famously put the idea to use in his masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I—also know as Austria’s Mona Lisa—a painting looted by the Nazis during World War II. The story of its eventual return to its rightful owner served as the basis of the film, Woman In Gold, starring Helen Mirren. Another Klimt painting, The Kiss, is equally iconic.
Famous Work : The tree of life , The Kiss

Salvador Dalí

Dalí was effectively Warhol before there was a Warhol. Like Andy, Dalí courted celebrity almost as an adjunct to his work. With their melting watches and eerie blasted landscapes, Dalí’s paintings were the epitome of Surrealism, and he cultivated an equally outlandish appearance, wearing a long waxed mustache that resembled cat whiskers. Ever the consummate showman, Dalí once declared, “I am not strange. I am just not normal.”
Works: The Persistence of Memory, Galatea of the Spheres and The Great Masturbator. Salvador Dali. The Burning Giraffe (1937) Tuna Fishing (1967) The Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee (1944) Galatea of the Spheres (1952) Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937)

Andy Warhol

Technically, Warhol didn’t invent Pop Art, but he became the Pope of Pop by taking the style out of the art world and bringing it into the world of fashion and celebrity. Starting out as a commercial artist, he brought the ethos of advertising into fine art, even going so far as to say, “Making money is art.” Such sentiments blew away the existential pretensions of Abstract Expressionism. Although he’s famous for subjects such as Campbell’s Soup, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, his greatest creation was himself.

Frida Kahlo

The Mexican artist and feminist icon was a performance artist of paint, using the medium to lay bare her vulnerabilities while also constructing a persona of herself as an embodiment of Mexico’s cultural heritage. Her most famous works are the many surrealistic self-portraits in which she maintains a regal bearing even as she casts herself as a martyr to personal and physical suffering—anguishes rooted in a life of misfortunes that included contracting polio as a child, suffering a catastrophic injury as a teenager, and enduring a tumultuous marriage to fellow artist Diego Rivaera.

The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci


Colours of National Symbols 2017

Visit the Exhibition of 300 Selected Artworks of 6th All India Children Art Contest organised by 'ARTinfoINDIA.COM' at Lobbies 4A, 4B, 5A & 6A India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi From 1s October, 2017 till 25 October 2017 (9 am to 9 pm daily)

ARTINFOINDIA.COM had announced the 'Colours of National Symbols' as theme for 6th All India Art Competition for School Children. This was to depict our love and concern for National Symbols through Paintings, Drawings and Collages. This was a one of its kind opportunity to discover the latent talent of budding and upcoming generation through their sincere and creative thoughts about nation.

Theme Explained:

Colours of National Symbols - It is necessary to include at least one national symbol in the artworks made or combination of two three even more, but not necessary to include all symbols in one artwork, apart from that, the children have the liberty to paint any things using National Symbols.

National Flag
National Anthem
National Song
National State Emblem
National Currency Symbol
National Animal
National Aquatic Animal
National Bird
National Calendar
National Flower
National Fruit
National River
National Tree

Medium used:

Drawing, Painting, Collage (Paper only) (Do not Paste 3D material on artwork)

Prizes Awarded:

  • 1 Gold Award, 1 Silver Award, 1 Bronze Award and 5 Commended Awards on every 100 Paintings
  • Certificate for all the Participants 
  • Exhibition of Selected 300 Paintings at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • Awarded and Meritorious 500 Paintings on website for ever

A view of the paintings :


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Syllabus for NATA-2018


Mathematics 20 Questions; Marks 40 MCQ (OMR based)
General Aptitude 40 Questions; Marks 80 MCQ (OMR based)
Drawing test (Part-B) 02 Questions; Marks 80 Paper and Pencil

Algebra: Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n3 ;
Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.
Logarithms: Definition; General properties; Change of base.
Matrices: Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. Determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. Inverse of a matrix. Finding area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).
Trigonometry: Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.
Coordinate geometry: Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordinates, transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa.
Parallel transformation of axes, concept of locus, elementary locus problems. Slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines.
Distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. Equation of a circle with a given center and radius. Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter . Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. Intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.
3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry: Direction cosines and direction ratios, distance between two pointsand section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.
Theory of Calculus: Functions, composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivative of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. Fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.
Application of Calculus: Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by
elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region included between two elementary curves.
Permutation and combination: Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.
Statistics and Probability: Measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails and Binomial distribution.
Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions,Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3Dobjects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations.
Mathematical reasoning: Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by.Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive.
Sets and Relations: Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets,Venn diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.


Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms andelements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization throughstructuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D viewsof objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching ofurbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.



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NOVEMBER 11 – 17, 2017

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Date of examination
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018, 10:00 TO 13:00 HOURS

Release of draft answer key for Part A
JANUARY 27, 2018

Last date of sending comments about draft answer key for Part A
JANUARY 31, 2018

Release of final answer key for Part A
FEBRUARY 4, 2018

Declaration of result
MARCH 5, 2018

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Eligibilty Conditions For Nata 2018

Amendments In Eligibility Regulations For Nata Examination 2018

Students with Science , Commerce & Humanities with Mathematics as a subject CAN appear for NATA 2018 Examination as per the gazzette Notification dated 29th May , 2017.

New Delhi, the 29th May, 2017

F. No. CA/1/2017/Regulations.—In exercise of powers conferred by clause (e), (g), (h), and (j) of
sub-section (2) of Section 45 read with Section 21 of the Architects Act, 1972 (20 of 1972), the Council ofArchitecture, with the approval of the Central Government, hereby makes the following Regulations further toamend the Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, thesame having been previously published in the Gazette of India (Part III - Section 4) on 26th March, 1983, 27thAugust, 1983 and 7th January, 2006, respectively, namely :—
1. (1) These Regulations may be called the Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) (Amendment) Regulations, 2017.

2. In Regulation 4 of the Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education)
Regulations, 1983:
(i) for sub-regulations (1) and (2), the following sub-regulation be substituted, namely:-
“(1) No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/ he has passed an examination
at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and
Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination”.

(ii) the existing Regulations 4(3) and 4(4) be renumbered as 4(2) and 4(3).

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