Looking At Art

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

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 an all-boys...
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A Goddess for Basant: YG Srimati’s Saraswati

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It's Basant Panchami! We celebrate Basant Panchami and the onset of spring with a painting of the deity to whom the day is dedicated-...
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How a ‘Woman with a Lamp on Diwali’ became an iconic painting

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This image of a woman holding a lamp is one of India’s most iconic paintings. But what makes it so special? Is the woman...
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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...
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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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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...
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Looking at Art : Jamini Roy Activity Sheet

Jamini Roy, Tagore and a sholapith - terracotta Durga are essential to every Bengali household and my grandparents' home wasn't any different. Of all...
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5 women artists of India that you must know!

Chances are, if you googled "women artists of India", you'd come across a series of lists, with some names being common to every compilation....
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Looking at the art of Amrita Shergil : feat. Activity Sheet!

There are few in India who are unfamiliar with the name of 'Amrita Shergil'. The popular artist, an icon for many, even has a...

Indian Museum, Kolkata: A History of Indian Sculpture

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A nondescript placard on the wall reads: “Buddhist Stupa, 2nd Century BC, Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh.” I turn around and almost knock into a magnificent red...
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