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Indian Diaspora Curates Unique Art Showcase on Paramount Classics

The PaintBrush Art Community, a collective of Indian diaspora artists in the UAE, hosted a unique exhibition titled “Retro Revival.” This cross-cultural artistic endeavor brings together 22 artists from 8 countries to pay homage to iconic Paramount movies from Hollywood’s golden era. The exhibition features 26 artworks, spanning vibrant paintings that revisit beloved films like The Terminator, Titanic, The Godfather, Sleepy Hollow, Tomb Raider, and Top Gun.

These pieces capture the magic of these classic movies and transport viewers back to a time of cinematic excellence. ‘Retro Revival’ goes beyond the silver screen, with artistic depictions of iconic figures like Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, and Bob Marley.

These artworks serve as a powerful reminder of the eras these cultural giants defined. The exhibition draws inspiration from Paramount Pictures, one of the oldest film studios in the world.

The UAE has seen a remarkable rise as a hub for the arts in recent years. From world-class museums and galleries to renowned events like World Art Dubai and the Sharjah Biennale, the country fosters a dynamic environment for creative expression. This government-backed focus on arts and culture has not only attracted Indian artists but has also empowered the local art scene.

By Vinod Kumar (Dubai)

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