Tuesday, June 30, 2009


1. Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton
2. Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton
3. I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. - Georgia O'Keeffe
4. So I said to myself-I'll paint what I see-what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it. I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers. - Georgia O'Keeffe
5. Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain. - Georges Braque
6. To explain away the mystery of a great painting-- if such a feat were possible-- would be irreparable harm. . . . If there is no mystery then there is no 'poetry'.
- Georges Braque

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009


Beautiful Art of Mehandi
Henna also known as Mehandi has been used to decorate young women’s bodies as part of marriage celebrations from ancient time say, it is about 5000 years old tradition. Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews etc. in their marriage ceremonies decorate the bride with Henna.
It is used in sacred and ritualistic ceremonies not just in India but also gained popularity in other parts of the world as a beautiful art. The night of Henna is celebrated by most groups in Middle East countries and Asia-pacific region where henna is grown naturally with hot and dry weather conditions.
Mehandi art or henna is a temporarily done on the body with naturally prepared paste. Henna paste is used on different occasion of religious festivals, wedding ceremonies etc. It can be used as natural medium instead of real tattoo designs. Here I present some wonderful pictures of henna art most of them being the Arabic designs.