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John Collier’s Exploration of Social Issues in his Art

Abhishek Kumar JANUARY 27, ON THIS DAY “It is a melancholy fact that more nonsense can be talked about art than about any other subject, and writers of treatises on painting, from the great Leonardo downwards, have not been slow to avail themselves of this privilege.” John Collier John Collier was a British artist and …

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John Akonfrah to represent Great Britain at the 2024 Venice Biennale; Insights from art world

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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Uncovering the Iconography of Pompeo Batoni’s Paintings

Abhishek Kumar JANUARY 25, ON THIS DAY Pompeo Batoni was an Italian painter of the late Baroque period, famous for his elegantly composed portraits of the European aristocracy. His work is characterized by a classical style, idealized figures, and a subtle use of iconography. Iconography is the interpretation of the meaning behind the symbols and …

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Cindy Sherman

Abhishek Kumar Knowledge can be gained at any age. After having a detailed study on topics there are things unknown to us. So, we at Abirpothi present before you the lesser-known facts about artists around the world. Cindy Sherman I think people are more apt to believe photographs, especially if it’s something fantastic. They’re willing …

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Demise of a master architect and Padma Bhushan awardee BV Doshi

Rajesh Kumar Born into a family of furniture makers in Pune on August 26, 1927, well-known architect and Padma Bhushan recipient Balkrishna Doshi died in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, January 24. Announcing the news, Architectural Digest India wrote on Instagram, “India’s greatest architect, Balkrishna Doshi (26th August 1927- 24th January 2023) has passed away at the …

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