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This week, our artists keep diaries, depict humble abodes, go vividly abstract, and map subtle patterns

Pallav Chander: When turmoil and clarity coalesce That art can be harnessed as therapy is a fact that is increasingly garnering international recognition, but young contemporary Indian artist Pallav Chander has already incorporated this reality into the work he churns out, using mixed media and acrylic on paper. Chander professes that he brings out his...

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Amid repatriation news, we delve into the magnificence of Chola art

With two antique Chola bronze sculptures poised to be repatriated to India, Abir Pothi takes a glimpse into this exquisite and iconic art of the 12th-century civilization, via a series of tweets by noted art historian and writer William Dalrymple earlier this year, extolling the intricate artistry involved Mere days ago, in a widely-hailed piece...

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Art in rice fields, art in space, and art on your platter

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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14 ‘lost’ works of art to be returned to India from Australia

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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‘Art infuses joy and life into any space,’ says Vinita Kumari in Room For More Art

Abir Pothi presents Room For More Art — a series of features on interior designers across geographic boundaries, discussing with them the nuances of their profession, their methods of sourcing and projecting art into their work, the challenges they face, and a whole lot more perspective. Vinita Kumari: ‘Art sparks possibilities, positivity and brings magic...

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Three legends of printmaking, and a month that celebrates them

The process of creating artworks by printing, or printmaking, has had a long and fascinating history. Abir Pothi pays homage to three names that shine in this constellation, all of whom had a birthday month in July Mukul Dey: Drypoint-etching pioneer, born July 23 A pioneer of drypoint-etching in India was born in this month,...

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Delve into patterns and paradoxes, journey inwards or dance with light: That’s our Artists Of The Week

Baishakhi Mehatori: As the mind interacts with the elements There is something infinitely spiritual about the artistic renderings put forth by Baisakhi Mehatori — who professes that she has always been exploring the depths of the human mind and behaviour in her works. Using acrylic colours to accomplish cohesive, stirring canvases, this is the inspiration...