Looking At Art

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

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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!

Women’s History Month is coming to an end, and as promised, here’s my post on the 5 women artists of India along with activity suggestions...
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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...

Indian Museum, Kolkata: A History of Indian Sculpture

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Republished with Permission from Rama Arya's Blog A nondescript placard on the wall reads: “Buddhist Stupa, 2nd Century BC, Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh.” I turn around and...
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Mahabalipuram : Arjuna’s Penance / Descent of Ganga

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Who doesn't love a great story? Now imagine, the story takes form of sculptures and caves - and 19 of them in the same...
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