National Treasure Artists of India

In Pictures : 14 portraits of Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, India's most prominent cultural icon and it's first Nobel Laureate was a poet, novelist, playwright, educator - and an institution in himself. When you think of Tagore, the 'Renaissance Man' - you...

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...

#MuseumJigsaw: Yashoda & Krishna by Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma lived in an era characterised by experiments in art. His portraits, historical and mythological paintings adorned the palaces of kings and his representation of Indian deities changed how the country visualised...

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,...

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...

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 artists, you’d struggle. March is the month where every brand, every advertisement...
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