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Art Tour International is an award-winning publication dedicated to exposing contemporary artists, photographers, visual artists, and performing artists worldwide. With a readership of over 2.1 million and 50,000 readers on the printed publication in over 192 countries. It’s multi-media presentation of articles that has made Art Tour International an industry leader, with articles on Live stream, as well as its own web TV channel, ATIMTV.COM. In 2014, the publication was awarded the Medal of Honor by the National Academy of Fine Arts in Brazil—the industry’s highest honor there–for its outstanding contribution to promoting the arts globally through editorial excellence and wide circulation.

ATIM’s Top 60 masters of contemporary art:

Art Tour International is proud to present a grand award ceremony and highly-anticipated and ground-breaking publication, testament to some of the most talented and inspiring artists operating in the world today: the ATIM’S™ Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art. Over the years many internationally renowned artists have been showcased in the pages of this state-of-the-art publication. This award-winning publication has reached over 1.3 million readers.

The award recipients are chosen from ATIM’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, our yearly publication which features 60 incredible artists and highlights the best of the best in the contemporary art world. It is curated by the internationally acclaimed art personality, Viviana Puello, founder and editor-in-chief of ArtTour International.

ATIM’s Award:

ArtTour International has created a special sculpture entitled “Rising Above,” an angel-like figure with magnificent open wings and extended arms for the award winners. A famous Italian porcelain company in Nove, Italy, creates reproductions in porcelain and then plate them with 24-carat gold.

Photographer and an artist L Ramachandran:

Internationally renowned photographer and an artist Mr L Ramachandran, A self-taught photographer defining his creative contours sought a different genre, making him the only Indian representative photographer of the Playboy magazine in India. Achieving this position was no mean feat for this young and avid aspiring photographer. Having found a creative niche, presently his oeuvre spans varied genres as fine art, contemporary, architecture, travel, lifestyle, fashion, glamor, celebrities and performing arts. He captures the alluring forms of the body with artistry, it amplifies the concept of illusion and the sensuous rich erotic visual forms.

Why L Ramachandran – One among ATIM’s top 60 masters of contemporary artist of 2017:

L Ramachandran has dedicated himself for art and photography. He travels around the world to capture his dreams, to make his imagination real. Almost 265 days a year he travels for his photo shoots, art events, gallery participation and exhibition. He always believes that you don’t need a language to convey your thoughts, when your work speaks behalf of you.

He got a language called photography where he can communicate with the help of lights and colors. He has exhibited his art photography collections in India, United States, Europe, Asian countries. After all these exploration in various countries, Viviana Puello Editor-inChief of ArtTour International has curated Mr L Ramachandran’s Contemporary art photographs and extremely impressed the way he creates alive art by his photography, body paint and his ingenious art direction. He has been invited by ATIM to receive an award at Auditorium Grand Al Duomo, Florence, Italy.

Words from L Ramachandran about his Award:

Every artist need a recognition and appreciation for their creation. That will make them unstoppable, push them to contribute and create tremendous magics. Even though I have been in Europe many time for my shoots and exhibitions, this travel to Italy would be extremely special and very close to my heart. It was double delight when I came to know about my photographs has been selected among top 60 masters of contemporary art and I have been invited to Florence to receive an award. The moment I felt, hard work never fails. It may takes time. But definitely pay you back. This Journey was not at all easy. The path wasn’t smooth. But if we put our 100% efforts, absolutely it will make us stand in the place which we dreamed!! My great thanks to Editor-in-Chief Viviana Puello for the wonderful moment in my photography and art career. I would like to thank my family, friends, team well-wishers and followers for their unconditional love and support.


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