Contemporary Art from India on the Web, promoting peace across the world

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Indian software companies are doing their bit to help ease tensions in the wake of war rhetoric. As part of this initiative, CyberAds Studio and Skypak have teamed together to start the SPEAR Art Museum.

Skypak's Project for Enhancement of Art Realization (SPEAR) at is being dexterously developed into a virtual art museum showcasing some of the leading contemporary Indian Artists’ works thoughts and life. "As SPEAR develops, it will act as a catalyst in furthering India's art, culture and heritage to the world. Its central focus being the encouragement of artistic talent at a single point of reference," says Mr. Dilip Kulkarni, Chairman, Skypak Service Specialists Ltd.

SPEAR has an Art Museum and Art Gallery on the world wide web, which showcase Indian Contemporary Art on the Web. Both these are non commercial ventures developed in the interest of Indian Art.

SPEAR Art Museum is an exhaustive reference point for students and art lovers to view the evolution of an artists work.

SPEAR Art Gallery showcases current works of artists every month.

For the first time the SPEAR Art Gallery will showcase simultaneously the latest works of Anjolie Ela Menon on the Internet while her exhibition opens at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai.

SPEAR Art Museum & Gallery, the brainchild of Dilip Kulkarni, is aimed towards enhancement and promotion of Indian contemporary art on the world wide web. Mr. Kulkarni who is committed to further Indian art and culture through the world wide web say's "We are excited about the opportunities the web presents in establishing and projecting Indian contemporary art globally. It is an excellent medium to promote and showcase Indian Heritage."

Currently on the display in the SPEAR Art Museum are the works of several eminent personalities from the world of Indian art such as M.F. Husain, Satish Gujral, Laxman Shreshtha, Deepak Shinde, S.H. Raza, Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Prabhakar Barwe, N.S. Bendre,and Anjolie Ela Menon.

At a recent press conference in Mumbai, Mr. Dilip Kulkarni said, "Skypak's web site is not the just another web site. The web site embodies the latest developments in internet technology [ view a trailer ] and is a showcase of Indian art. Over time information on various facets of Indian art will also be available at this web site."

A patron of Indian contemporary art, Dilip Kulkarni's, next phased program is to promote young and budding contemporary artists by launching them on the Spear Art Museum.

This was conceived as an opportunity of assisting the talent of the young artists, by displaying their works and creations on the Web thus encouraging and stimulating them.

According to Kulkarni, "SPEAR will broaden and sharpen the insight into the trends in Indian art and simultaneously provide stimulation for a more intensive and interactive involvement with the cultures of other countries."

Mr. Dilip Kulkarni says, " Spear is close to my heart, It is a medium through which I wish to fulfill my desire to take the richness, diversity and multi discipline Indian Art to the people of the world."

Based on the interest and input a surfer could take the thumbnail tour or a full screen tour of the site. Alternatively, surfers equipped with the Macromedia Flash plug-in can also view the collection of each individual artist in a slide show format. In depth reviews, articles and interviews by the media piece together a wealth of knowledge, experiences and thoughts of the creative minds of the top artists.

SPEAR has been taken onto the web by Mr. Rohit Bafna, CEO, CyberAds Studio( "This is part of a social effort of CyberAds Studio to showcase the good things in life," says Rohit Bafna. CyberAds Studio, located in Washington DC, specializes in system architecture and integration, software development, smart card application development, IT training and runs a remote technical support help desk from our offshore software development center in India.

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