Tag

India

Browsing

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…

mughal christian art

In Pictures: Christian Art in the Mughal Period

The Introduction of Christianity Jesuit missionaries were the first group of Europeans to visit the Mughal court. They initially arrived at the Portuguese colony of Goa in 1542. At the invitation of Akbar (r. 1556-1605), there were altogether three Jesuit missions. The third was headed by Father Jerome Xavier (1549-1617) who arrived in Lahore in 1595 and remained at court…

Jaya He Museum

Jaya He Museum : A Review

Possibly India’s largest public artwork project to date, Jaya He Museum at the Mumbai International Airport, spans across Terminal 2 and is a landmark corporate initiative to safeguard an immense cultural resource. Jaya He Museum provides the artisans with a unique platform to showcase their arts and crafts, many of which are dwindling due to a lack of opportunities. Envisioned…

women diwali fireworks

In Paintings: Diwali & A History of Firecrackers in India

This Diwali, I’m exploring the many paintings that depict the celebration and ethos of Diwali while digging out the history of firecrackers. The use of firecrackers is not new to India. While they originated in China, the crackers soon made their way into India through trade and military contact. The earliest evidence we have of fireworks in India dates back to…

Pin It
X