art

“A Typical Shantiniketan Girl” and other identities of Rani Chanda

Rabindranath Tagore’s daughter-figure, Nandalal Bose’s student, Abanindranath Tagore’s co-painter, Mukul Dey’s sister, writer, nurse and a freedom fighter in her own right; Rani Chanda was an exception who carved out a niche for herself...

Locust Time: Environmental Art by Sheba Chhachhi

The swarm of Locusts seen across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are the latest instalment of the plague-like conditions that India is battling in 2020. As the skies turned black, many took to...

Ghare Baire: Showcasing Bengal’s Art

'Ghare Baire: The World, the Home and the Beyond' - a stunning museum exhibition that captures the evolution of Bengal Art, and tells multiple stories about the region. If you find yourself in Kolkata...

In Paintings: Rembrandt & his Mughal India Inspiration

Rembrandt is one of the greatest artists in history, with his name alone being synonymous with fine art itself!  Yet, few know him as one of the earliest European admirers of Mughal Art. At...

Republic of Art: The Constitution as an Illustrated History of India

The Constitution of India is a fascinating piece of art. What other book can guide your present and ensure your future while constantly acknowledging the past? Let me decode that a bit : we all...

Year in Review: The Top 5 Museum Exhibitions of 2016

2016 has been quite a year for our country and most people are only too glad that its coming to an end. While a new year brings with it, new hope and excitement, I...

In Pictures: Christian Art in the Mughal Period

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...

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...
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