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The pros and cons of teaching fine arts online

How has the pandemic-induced shift to e-learning fared for the field of aesthetics in academics? Are online art lessons viable? Gauri Gharpure finds out how fine-arts instructors are imparting classes online during the pandemic and discusses the challenges they face  The pandemic made it necessary to shift from traditional classrooms and move to an e-learning...


Call for entries from young artists from Abir India

Abir India Foundation is inviting young Indian artists to send in their entries for their annual show First Take 2021. This is their fifth edition. The call for entries is open till July 25th, 2021. Selected by an eminent jury panel, the best 10 of the selected entries will be awarded in a show. Artists...


A day to remember the life of prolific artist Paul Klee

June 29, On This Day He left behind a legacy comprising over 9,000 works of art spanning movements that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism and more, when he passed away on June 29, 1940. The style of Swiss-born German artist Paul Klee was, indeed, highly individualistic, with works that reflect dry humor and sometimes childlike...


Channeling childhood trauma, Gujarat-based Jayesh Shrimali is creating art with burnt memories

  The first works of many artists carry a significant hangover of their past. Autobiographical, they unapologetically serve as personal essays that unburden haunting memories. In some cases, these personal accounts resonate with the quality of the output and Jayesh Srimali’s journey is just as descriptively transferred into his artwork. Despite being deeply personal, the...


‘A blend of art and architecture has been my fantastic journey — and I am still learning’

From sharing the belief that sustainability is in-built in the Indian DNA to narrating an anecdote of a client pushing forward the purchase of a luxury car to invest in Haku Shah artworks, or elaborating on his own innumerable learnings from stalwart artists, well-known architect Hiren Patel sits in Samwad with Abir Pothi to explain how he amalgamates art into his life and work

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