Credit: Art Management

Art Management, a Luxembourg-based art-consulting company, has announced it is offering a course on Indian miniature painting by Shiv Swami, set to take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2024 in Luxembourg-Ville from 11:00 to 15:00.

This class is made up of two sessions of four hours each, organised for a mini-group of eight individuals. The course costs €250 and includes pigments, special tools and other materials.

Registration is available via email: or tel.:33-695-483817.

Art-Management will also host an exhibition in this context, entitled Whispers from the East. The vernissage will take place on Tuesday 25 June 2024 at 18:30 in the presence of the artists. All course participants will be able to participate in this exhibition and display their creations to the audience. The idea for this exhibition emerged in Rajasthan, India, during the spring of 2023, when Silvia and Shiv met. The organisers added that Shiv spent a long time explaining and showing Silvia how Indian miniature art is made and what the main schools are in the region. The two artists joined forces in showing their interpretations of the finesse, delicacy and richness of stories and colours of this art which is strongly influenced by the Mughal and Rajasthani traditions. The images on display are an attestation to the fact that the flow of ideas and influences travel on the roads that pass from East to West and back as well as all other directions in the world.

Shiv Swami is a descendant of a family of several generations of miniature painters from Bikaner in Rajasthan, India. He specialises in figurative and botanical subjects. After completing his First Class Diploma in Fine Arts, he undertook miniature art study under the guidance of his grandfather and his father Sh. Devkishan Swami. He also underwent rigorous study on figurative art and botanical painting with artists such as Mahaveer Swami and Raju Swami, respectively. He has held exhibitions in Jaipur, Bikaner, Delhi, Italy, Germany, England, China and most recently in France. For two consecutive years (in 2002 and 2003) he held the Guinness world record for the world's smallest paintings.

Silvia Karamfilova is a Bulgarian artist concentrating on painting selected topics and events that have impressed her. She places a special emphasis on story-telling in her art, adding philosophical and symbolic elements to her work and focusing on the illustrative, carrying hidden messages, metaphors and allegories. Her work thus falls within the realm of symbolic art. Some of the topics she focuses on include ports, people, windows, doors and bridges, symbolic cities, words, trees, flowers and more. Her work can be found in private collections in Bulgaria, France, Luxembourg, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Poland, Hungary, Belarus and Turkey.