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A guide to discovering the art of India’s best artists, with activities for children!

“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…

Jamini Roy, Tagore and a sholapith – terracotta Durga are essential to every Bengali household and my grandparents’ home wasn’t any different. Of all the three, I found Jamini Roy’s art to be most child-friendly and fun. Yesterday was this iconic artist’s 130th birthday, and the Google-Doodle brought back many childhood memories – which is why, I created this post with a Jamini Roy Activity Sheet for children (and adults!) Before we begin to appreciate the art of Jamini roy, we must…

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