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Looking At Art

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

Remembering Damyanti Chowla : one of the finest modern artists of India

In 2020, we celebrate 100th birth anniversary of Damyanti Chowla - an important artist, who has been largely missing from Indian art-history...
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Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams : a series by artist Nilima Sheikh

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From being ‘paradise on earth’, to being stereotyped with images of violence and political unrest, Kashmir’s story has been the subject of...
Majumdar

Kshitindranath Majumdar: The Saint Artist

When the Nationalism movement was at its peak, the artists of Bengal, under the tutelage of Abanindranath Tagore worked towards the renaissance...
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Lightning : When M.F Husain painted India of the 1970s

Think M.F Husain and the words that come to your mind are : horses, umbrellas, barefoot, Madhuri Dixit, Picasso, Bombay. Think deeper,...
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Revisiting Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Panchali’ … through Sculpture!

On May 3rd, 1955 'Pather Panchali' (Song of the Little Road) premiered at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, firmly...

Chitranibha Chowdhury: the first woman painter of Bangladesh and Shantiniketan’s first female professor

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Even though women have made art for centuries in the Indian subcontinent, the historical narrative has somewhat favoured the male painterly traditions....
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Mangala Bayi : the invisible artist & sibling of Raja Ravi Varma

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Mangala Bayi Thampuratty (1866 - 1954) was the first woman artist of the nineteenth century who worked within an atelier or a...
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How Madhvi Parekh’s art inspires us to keep learning

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Does education end with school? Or do we stop learning once we graduate? At The Heritage Lab, we aspire to learn (and...
atasi barua

Rediscovering the art of Atasi Barua

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There have been numerous women painters in twentieth century India but unfortunately most of them remain under-represented. Atasi Barua is one such...
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Remembering Sunayani Devi: A forgotten artist from history

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When we think of artists from pre-independence India, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore or Nandalal Bose come to mind. However, it wasn't...
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