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The birth of one of India\’s most celebrated painters — Raja Ravi Verma

April 29, On This Day One of India\’s first modern artists Considered among the greatest and most prolific painters in the history of Indian art, Raja Ravi Varma was born today, 173 years ago — April 29, 1848. He died at the age of 58 in October 1906, till which time he is believed to …

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Hyd tackles Covid with street art, rare Basquiat on block for $50mn and Hiroshima art set for restoration

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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‘The World Is One Family’ art show kicks off in Kochi amidst strict covid safety protocol

By the Pothi team The pandemic has been very tough for artists. While well-known artists may have had lesser problems surviving the impact of lockdowns and the cancellation of various art festivals, the ones working from their obscure corner have had to bear with the onslaught of this unforeseen tragedy. With this in mind, the …

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Social commentary and a therapeutic twist: Our 4 new artists of the week

Mohammad Naim: Social themes in minute detail Tiny human figurines populate the intricately simple paintings of artist Mohammad Naim, often swarming the canvas just like ants and replicating something of the societal order of those tiny beings. Society and social mores find a voice indirectly or directly in these artworks, and they interestingly often come …

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Love in the time of pandemic: Let’s weather the storm together, let’s talk and realise the possibilities of being human

The Pothi team wishes you safety and health. We would like to join you in this bleak hour when covid cases are surging and claiming many lives, and tell you that you are not alone. Let us share stories and make life bearable.  It is often said that only big challenges bring out the best …

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Postcard from New York: Catch some cinematic art or feminist art that makes a social statement

From monochromatic elegance to colour-blast paintings, from feminist art to art in cinema, New York remains abuzz with activity, writes in Kaivana. This is her third postcard from NYC. You can read the first one here and the second one here. Art and feminism A first exhibition in NYC for the feminist artist, Niki de …

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Pandemic art explores the idea of home; lost da Vinci artwork goes \’bust\’

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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