Modern Artists

From Lahore to Delhi: the journey of artist B.C Sanyal

The 1940s were a turning point in Modern Indian art - the freedom movement in India had gained feverish momentum; the growing communal disharmony in India was pointing to a violent partition with the...

Which National Treasure Artist Are You?

But wait..first, what is a National Art Treasure? During the 1970s, India's federal government mandated that certain works of art were intrinsically linked to our national identity. These could be "any human work of...

This M.F Husain Painting is Inspired by India’s most Famous Tiger : Tipu Sultan!

... That little buzzing noise... Comes from a plaything of the Emperor's choice, From a Man-Tiger Organ, prettiest of his toys. The famous poet John Keats and M.F Husain were among the many artists to have been...

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 abstract artist, and unrivalled at that.  While she remains little...

Explore the Himalayas : Paintings by Nicholas Roerich

People throughout human history have been fascinated with mountains. Their majesty fills us with wonder; for many , the mountains are religious abodes, while for others they are nature's challenge, meant to be conquered!...

Nandalal Bose : The Man Who Illustrated the Constitution of India

The Constitution of India has a simply wonderful story to tell. The journey of its creation is nothing short of a bestseller laden with adequate passion, struggle and its own share of conflicts. True,...

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 famous contemporary abstract artist including activities for children ! The above...

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 the three, I found Jamini Roy's art to be most...
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