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In the late 18th and early 19th century (200 years ago), the hashtag that could have been trending in Europe (and the West in general) would be : #Orientalism.  It was then, that Irish poet and author Thomas Moore wrote a bestseller encouraged by none other than Lord Byron himself who nudged him to explore the Orient in his works. And so he did, beginning one of his most famous works, “Lalla Rookh” in 1811. Lalla Rookh was published in May…

Rembrandt is one of the greatest artists in history, with his name alone being synonymous with fine art itself!  Yet, few know him as one of the earliest European admirers of Mughal Art. At the peak of his career, he was influenced by Mughal miniatures and did several etchings based on these.  He drew at least 2 dozen versions of Mughal miniatures he had collected and some of his artworks from a later period reflect this “oriental” inspiration. Back in…

Applications are invited from eligible Indian citizens for the position of “Deputy Curator / Keeper” (one vacancy) at the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad India. Essentials: Qualifications:A Master’s degree in Museology / Fine Arts /Archeology /History from a recognized University AND Experience:5 years work-experience at a reputed Museum / Cultural Institution in a responsible position Desirable: (i)   Diploma in Museology for Non Museology Post Graduates. (ii)  Published works on Museum. (iii) Computer Knowledge (M.S. Office). (iv) Experience of using Collections…

Raza’s art is an example of how simple geometric shapes can convey powerful ideas.  Here’s a  deeper look into the art and philosophy of S.H Raza : India’s most famous contemporary abstract artist including activities for children ! The above quote could be so true for S.H Raza – one of India’s most famous contemporary abstract artists. When you think of Raza, you instantly think of circles, triangles, squares and lines, in all shades of primary colours. It is these geometrical motifs that make him so…

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