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Looking At Art

A guide to discovering the art of India & its best artists!

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...
ramkinkar baij self portrait

The Master Sculptor of India: Ramkinkar Baij

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Born into a poor barber's family in Bengal's Bankura district, Ramkinkar Baij is considered to be the "Father of Modern Indian sculpture”....
sh-raza-art

Look! 6 Paintings by S.H Raza : Ideas & Activities

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...
Nilima Sheikh Kashmir

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...
abstract art nasreen mohamedi

The Abstract Art of Nasreen Mohamedi

"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...
amrita shergil

Looking at the art of Amrita Shergil : Activity

It is ironic how art is so gendered and presumably “female” and yet somehow, if you were asked to name 5 women...
anjolie ela menon jigsaw art

#MuseumJigsaw: a painting by Anjolie Ela Menon

Padmashree awardee Anjolie Ela Menon is among India’s leading modern artists and one of the earlier women artists to gain international recognition....
sunayani devi

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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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,...
nandalal-bose

Nandalal Bose : The Man Who Illustrated the Constitution of India

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The Constitution of India has a simply wonderful story to tell. The journey of its creation is nothing short of a bestseller laden with...
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