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It is not for nothing that CSMVS (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Vastu Sangralaya) Mumbai  is India’s best museum. The museum is home to more than 60,000 treasures, that tell the amazing story of India.  Get the best of your CSMVS experience with these 10 things to see, as recommended by the museum’s director Mr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee! This article has been possible because of a recent collaboration with the Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. For their 9th anniversary issue, we spoke to Mr.…

“The abstract art of Nasreen Mohamedi is a significant contribution to modernism, expanding the boundaries of western art history” Nasreen Mohamedi is India’s first woman abstract artist, and unrivalled at that.  While she remains little known in India (her home country),  her contribution to the world of modern art is celebrated proudly by Museums across the world.  At a time when “figurative art” was the trend, Nasreen Mohamedi interpreted the world through shapes, and more specifically, lines. Also Read: 5…

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…

It’s really funny how art is so gendered and presumably “female” and yet somehow, if I asked you to name 5 women artists, you’d struggle. This is the month where every brand, every advertisement and every event focuses on “women”, so its only fair that we put some spotlight on some amazing women artists of India – starting with the art of Amrita Shergil. With this post, I have also decided to address the frequent requests I get on putting…

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