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MuseumJigsaw: My Childhood in Indore by M.F Husain

Maqbool Fida Husain a.k.a M.F. Husain (1915-2011) was undoubtedly modern Indian art's brightest star. Born in the Maharashtrian town of Pandharpur, he spent his early years in Indore. At the time, Indore...

MuseumJigsaw : Maharana Sangram Singh at the Gangaur boat procession

India has a wealth of intangible cultural traditions - whether it is music, dance or festivals, each state of India has something unique to offer. In case of Rajasthan, it's rich cultural...

MuseumJigsaw : The Bird by K. Madhava Menon

Over the centuries, many artists have found inspiration from nature - be it the Mughal artist Mansur or the European art master Monet, man’s interest in birds is more than evident in...

#MuseumJigsaw : a Phulkari from Punjab

Phulkari, which literally translates as 'Flower Work', is synonymous with the culture of Punjab. This embroidery is made using coloured silken threads - a darn stitch on the reverse side of a...

MuseumJigsaw : Going to the Front by W.C Horsley

“Faster than fairies, faster than witches,Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;And charging along like troops in a battle” These rhythmic lines from R.L. Stevenson’s ‘From a Railway Carriage’...

#MuseumJigsaw: Indian Family by F.N Souza

There is a popular Konkani saying that Goans are born with music and football in their blood, visible especially at a host of festivals. But the Goa-paintings of Francis Newton Souza offer...

#MuseumJigsaw : Chaurapanchasika by Bilhana

Poetry has the power to touch and evoke a sea of emotions in a human being - intense love, anger, and even jealousy. The 'Chaurapanchasika (fifty verses of the thief)' is...

#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. Never afraid to experiment, her works have varied over the...
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