• “I try to paint a land that is my own”— Ganesh Haloi’s memorable quotes on painting

    Ganesh Haloi is one of India’s foremost abstract painters. He is widely credited for his contribution to modern art in the subcontinent. His vocabulary combines influences from his deep study of the traditional Ajanta murals, along with a painstaking exploration of minimalist and non-representational forms that stand out for their modernist character. He was born …

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    Noah’s Ark – Exploring an Allegory of Home

    As one enters the black and white spaces where Prithpal S Ladi’s work is being shown – one is struck with an overwhelming sensation of unfamiliarity. Even as an art-enthusiast who has followed up on his work earlier, ‘Noah’s Ark’ destabilizes one’s familiar ideas – of abode, of home, of the outside. Born in Shillong, …

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  • Memories Bereft of Colour

    Chittaprosad’s (1915- 1978) art practice could be apprehended as experiences and accounts of the time he had spent in the rural districts of India participating in anti-fascist protest movements alongside the tribal communities. His black and white sketches and texts serve as a travel journal of 1943-1944 exposing the nightmarish terror in different regions of …

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  • Of Cities and Images

    Democratization of Art is desperately required in Indian cities. Not only does it take away the grey of the city but it has the potential to affect each individual personally. Democratization requires art to be taken out of its closet and placed in regions which can accommodate people from different sections of the society. Street …

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  • Newer Forms and the Tagores

    Alas, one cannot gather much information upon googling Gaganendranath Tagore. Dates recording the significant events in his life are rare; the search results are uncanny considering how active he had been in the public sphere of Bengal. This lukewarm search result is sure to remind one about the event which had taken place very many …

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