Global Launch of the online knowledge base theosianama.com
A Unique online knowledge base on the Worlds of Art, Books, Architecture, Cinema & Culture launching at 12 noon (IST) on 15 August 2013 - theosianama.com (click here to enter)
Two decades of pioneering work towards building one of the world’s most comprehensive and integrated knowledge base on the Indian Arts, Books, Architecture, Culture and the worlds of Cinema will come to fruition with the global launch of theosianama.com this Indian Independence Day on Thursday, 15 August 2013.
Thereafter thousands of daily uploads and live events will transform the concept of an online knowledge-base into a vibrant daily force for public participation and their education.
In its 1st phase (August – December 2013) theosianama.com will focus primarily on Hindi and Bombay Cinema, the History of Indian Modern & Contemporary Fine Arts & its Market and the World of Books, Catalogues and Newspaper clippings over the last 300 years. These worlds will be integrated with other popular art forms, such as Antiquarian and Contemporary Photography, Print-making in all forms (e.g. magic, travel, advertisements, maps), Hand-made Crafts (e.g. masks, dolls, puppets, toys, calendar art), select aspects of Indian and Asian Antiquity (e.g. miniatures, sculptures, thangkas, Japanese armor & kabuto).
In this vast art/cultural object-centric site, where image and text creates a language as equals, the cinematic imagery when fully uploaded will cover all forms of film publicity material and memorabilia which will include more than 500,000 original artworks for the history of Bombay cinema. To facilitate a more meaningful and in-depth global comparison with Indian cinemas an equally comprehensive collection on Hollywood and European cinema has been amassed and archived.
Also, one of the key knowledge-bases which will be made public in the coming days is the complete database (visual and textual) of every public auction transaction in the world since 1987 to the present day pertaining to Indian Modern & Contemporary Fine Arts. No other country has ever made such a knowledge-base freely available to its public.
Questions and comments regarding the website are welcome on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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