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The Anxieties of Belonging: Dhavat Singh’s Gond Artwork Questions the idea of Home and Belongingness during the Pandemic time

By Avani Solanki Gallery Ragini’s exhibition for the India Art Fair 2022, titled “Conversations in My Own Language”, explores religion, folklore, and indigenous art traditions in contemporary contexts. The exhibition includes practitioners of Pichwai, Madhubani, Gond, Pattachitra, and Kalamkari art practices, along with some temple sculptures and photographs. As Nidhi Jyoti Jain writes, the endeavor...

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The self-conscious intertextuality between art and literature in Youdhisthir Maharjan’s artwork

By Avani Solanki Youdhisthir Maharjan is a Nepali artist with a background in creative writing and art history. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts from New England College, New Hampshire in the aforementioned fields, along with an M.F.A. from the University of Idaho. Maharjan’s intense affiliation with literature and the craft of literary...

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Remembering the painter who gave human body to Hindu Gods

Today is the 174th birth anniversary of Raja Ravi Varma. He was a painter among kings and a king among painters. Raja Ravi Varma’s success is attributed to his skilful use of European film technology. He was noted for making lithographs of his paintings available to the public. This made him famous in India as...

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Group show in Goa as part of Raza Centenary Celebrations

Posthumous Dialogues with Souza: Homage to a Goan Artist, is being held in MOG-Museum of Goa, Saligao, Goa from 23 April to 30 May 2022. The event, comprising an exhibition of works of 27 artists – both upcoming and established including the likes of Atul Dodiya and Sudhir Patwardhan – is organised as part of...

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Saudi Arabia’s Royals sell artworks as financial squeeze tightens

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends...

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