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AIAP/IAA INDIA

AIAP/IAA INDIA is an official wing of IAA World, NGO in official partnership with UNESCO working towards preserving our countries cultural heritage through this medium of Art. World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts, which was declared by the International Association of Art (AIAP/IAA), a partner of UNESCO, to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide. The first World Art Day was held on April 15th, 2012, a date chosen in honor of Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday. As a symbol of world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance, and brotherhood, Da Vinci is also a testament to the influence of the Fine Arts on other fields.

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अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता

सहिष्णुता और भाईचारा

His Excellency Hon’ble Bedri Baykam

IAA WORLD, Official Partner OF UNESCO

HIS EXCELLENCY HON’BLE BEDRI BAYKAM

IAA WORLD, OFFICIAL PARTNER OF UNESCO

The establishment of the International Association of Art (IAA / AIAP) dates back to an initiative launched in 1948 by the Third General Conference of UNESCO in Beirut to set up a permanent forum of international visual artists to support UNESCO goals. The sixth UNESCO conference in 1951 commissioned its Secretary-General to convene an international congress of artists, which was finally held in Venice in 1952. The 23 national governments represented there, and 48 artistic associations from 19 countries agreed on the goal of founding an international umbrella organization for sculptors, painters, and engravers. Chaired by Italian painter Gino Severinia Transitional Council has been set up and a secretariat in Paris. Finally, in 1954, the founding assembly of the IAA / AIAP was held in Venice, attended by already formed national committees from 18 countries as full members, as well as observers from another 22 countries. Since then, membership has grown to over 90 National Committees worldwide, divided into five world regions. Since its foundation, the IAA / AIAP has had the official status of an advisory organization of UNESCO.

It is our pleasure to announce to you before this new year of 2019. Now India is a member of AIAP/IAA World, and we congratulate Mr. Manaj Saha and your board for joining our international association.

Become a Member of IAA India

AIAP/IAA INDIA has officially launched our membership programme aimed at supporting visual artists living and working in the India. Furthermore, we aim to form several chapters nationwide, and are actively seeking partners and sponsors to help bring the mission of AIAP/IAA to India with the aim to focus on bringing maximum artist to the forefront.
MANAJ SAHA

PRESIDENT, IAA/AIAP INDIA, OFFICIAL PARTNER OF UNESCO

Have you ever doodled in a piece of paper when you have nothing to do…Then come join us in exploring the artist in you… Art has always been in our blood but due to career goals or lack of support we falter over discovering this area of interest. Here is an opportunity for every individual to be involved in festive mood, in celebrating W.A.D. I welcome you all to take part in this one of a kind event, a celebration of thoughts and philosophies in colourful artworks. From 2020 the Birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci will be celebrated as World Art Day in the whole world. On behalf of IAA India, on the occasion of world art day (declared by UNESCO on their 206TH Board Meeting session in Paris), through various events of exhibition, contest, and programme, we would like to mark this day as a memorable one in the pages of history. We call to the youth of India, our fellow students to take part in this event and spread respect, love and awareness in visual art, in every corner of our country. Let us convey through this World Art Day, a message of unity, love and hope.

Now it’s the real time for art!

World Art Day, for a healthy dialogue between world cultures all over the planet.

Thanks for your participation solidarity and efforts.

AMIT BHAR

VICE-PRESIDENT, IAA/AIAP INDIA, OFFICIAL PARTNER OF UNESCO

Dear all, I am glad to share you that World Art Day has been recognised by UNESCO as an international day on Leonardo Da Vinci ‘s Birth Anniversary, and we are all ready to welcome this decision by celebrating through various art exhibitions and programme. Being an Artist, I am really happy that this Platform will give birth to new artists and youthful thoughts. The management of IAA India is committed in its endeavour to provide the assistance needed in making this day eventful and create opportunities for young artists by presenting their works to the rest of the World.
 

 I am sure that your decision to join us, will find the experience both enjoyable and rewarding. So let’s begin , colours, canvas and a frame full of creativity and thoughts.

Dear all, I am glad to share you that World Art Day has been recognised by UNESCO as an international day on Leonardo Da Vinci ‘s Birth Anniversary, and we are all ready to welcome this decision by celebrating through various art exhibitions and programme. Being an Artist, I am really happy that this Platform will give birth to new artists and youthful thoughts. The management of IAA India is committed in its endeavour to provide the assistance needed in making this day eventful and create opportunities for young artists by presenting their works to the rest of the World.
 

 I am sure that your decision to join us, will find the experience both enjoyable and rewarding. So let’s begin , colours, canvas and a frame full of creativity and thoughts.

AMIT BHAR

VICE-PRESIDENT, IAA/AIAP INDIA, OFFICIAL PARTNER OF UNESCO

AIAP/IAA , UNESCO Official Partner

The origins of IAA/AIAP (International Association of Art, in English) can be traced to the Third General Conference of UNESCO, held at Beiruth, Libanon, in 1948. The Director – General was charged with enquiring into ‘ways in which artists might serve the aims of UNESCO’, and to discover what obstacles of a social, economic, or political order lay in the path of artists in the practice of their art. He was charged, too, with recommending measures by which artists working conditions could be improved and their freedom assured.

The UNESCO Conference, at its sixth Session, in 1951, empowered the Director-General to organize an International Conference of artists to study the actual conditions of artists’ freedom in various countries and to enquire into the means to associate them more closely with UNESCO’s work. Accordingly, in 1952, at a conference of artists held in Venice, 23 governments and 48 associations of artists in 19 countries, declared themselves in favour of the formation of an international association of painters, sculptors and engravers. A provisional council was formed under the chairmanship of Gino Severini (Italy), and a secretariat was opened in UNESCO House in Paris.

In 1954, in Venice, the General Assembly of the fully constituted Association was summoned for the first time and declared the basic aims of IAA/AIAP. At this first Assembly, 18 countries (with National Committees already formed) took part, with observers from another 22 countries. Artists like Miro, Braque, Delaunay, Pasmore, Hartung, Laurencin, Matta, Lurçat, Masson, Vasarely, Moore, Soto, Cesar, Calder, and many others left their print at IAA/AIAP.

Since its creation, UNESCO gave to IAA/AIAP the status of UNESCO partnership NGO with the status of consultative Association.

For the Statutes of the International Association of Art, as adopted at the 17th General Assembly in Guadalajara, Mexico, 2011, you might click here [PDF].

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Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906)

Raja Ravi Varma was a celebrated Indian Malayali painter and artist. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art for a number of aesthetic and broader social reasons. Firstly, his works are held to be among the best examples of the fusion of European techniques with a purely Indian sensibility. While continuing the tradition and aesthetics of Indian art, his paintings employed the latest European academic art techniques of the day.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)

Rabindranath Tagore also known by his sobriquets Gurudev, Kabiguru, and Biswakabi, was a Bengali polymath, poet, musician, and artist from the Indian subcontinent. He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse” of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Gaganendranath Tagore (1867–1938)

Gaganendranath Tagore was an Indian painter and cartoonist of the Bengal school. Along with his brother Abanindranath Tagore, he was counted as one of the earliest modern artists in India. Gaganendranath Tagore was born at Jorasanko into a family whose creativity defined Bengal’s cultural life. Gaganendranath was the eldest son of Gunendranath Tagore, grandson of Girindranath Tagore and a great-grandson of Prince Dwarkanath Tagore.

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