Shantiniketan

Pursuit of a Dream: Elizabeth Brunner and India

Born in 1909 Nagykaniza, a small town in Hungary, Elizabeth Brunner was the daughter of painters Ferenc Sass and Elizabeth Sass-Brunner. Her story is a most curious one. Convinced by a dream 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...

The Master Sculptor of India: Ramkinkar Baij

Born into a poor barber's family in Bengal's Bankura district, Ramkinkar Baij is considered to be the "Father of Modern Indian sculpture”. His tryst with art began at a young age; he...

Indusudha Ghosh : between art and revolution

The 20th century witnessed India rise from a jewel in Britain’s imperial crown to Independence. India’s struggle for freedom is an ongoing endeavour but back in the 20th century, the anti-colonial sentiment...

Revisiting Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Panchali’ … through Sculpture!

On May 3rd, 1955 'Pather Panchali' (Song of the Little Road) premiered at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, firmly establishing Satyajit Ray's reputation as one of India's greatest filmmakers....

Chitranibha Chowdhury: the first woman painter of Bangladesh and Shantiniketan’s first female professor

Even though women have made art for centuries in the Indian subcontinent, the historical narrative has somewhat favoured the male painterly traditions. This is why, a self taught artist such as Sunayani...

Alpona : a Prayer and Painting for New Year!

Just like the Japanese cherry blossoms, the art of Alpana (Alpona in bengali) is created only to fade away with time / blow away with the wind - just like those fleeting moments of...

Art Tour : Shantiniketan

If you'd ask a Bengali, you'd find that Shantiniketan is not a place - it's a way of life.  As the name suggests, it is the "abode of peace",  and it's very ambience transports...
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