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Prachi Sahasrabudhe

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Socialist Realism in Karl Erich Müller’s Lithographs

The exhibition ‘People & Places of India – A Retrospect‘, curated by The Cultural Archives of IGNCA, features lithographs by Karl Erich Müller straight from the IGNCA Archives, displaying brilliant renderings by the German artist narrating his travels in various Indian cities and towns. Müller’s lithographs highlight one of the critical features of the printmaking […]

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Beyond the Mainstream: Discovering the Best Emerging Art Exhibitions of January 2024

As the vibrant fabric of Indian art continues to evolve, contemporary artists are pushing limits, rethinking aesthetics, and providing new viewpoints on it. Galleries throughout India’s diverse geography are preparing to showcase the latest masterpieces in a series of organised art events in the new year that promise to draw spectators and provoke conversations. These

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BN Goswamy: Rewriting The History of the Art of Punjab Hills by Resurrecting the Hidden Identities of the Pahari Painters

B.N. Goswamy was a notable art historian and critic in India, well known for his scholarly work on Indian miniature paintings, particularly the Pahari Painting. His work is diverse, and he is acknowledged as an outstanding scholar in the field of Indian art. Over the years, his study resulted in numerous notable transformations and breakthroughs.

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Art Extravaganza: Events Showcasing the Best of the Country’s Creative Scene

From grand art exhibitions in prestigious museums and art galleries to vibrant art festivals, the end of the year showcases a diverse range of artistic expressions. These events not only celebrate the creativity of renowned artists but also provide a platform for emerging talents to shine. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply looking for

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The Emergence of Dhaka Art College and Its Contribution to Bangladeshi Art.

Introduction Art plays a vital role in forming cultures and expressing societal identities. The Dhaka Art College, established in 1948, has had a major impact on Bangladeshi art, developing several talents and contributing to the national and global expansion of the country’s art language. It was the region’s first art school and grew to become

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Contemporary Bangladeshi Artists Shaping the Global Art Scene of the Country.

Introduction   Bangladesh’s rise as an independent nation has had a tremendous impact on the country’s art, which reflects the region’s social and political transformations. The nation is divided into two parts: Bangladesh and West Bengal, and the majority religion is Islam. Identity politics developed through the selection and invention of tradition, have played an important

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South Asian Art Festivals : A Comparative Study of Dhaka Art Summit and India Art Fair.

Introduction The art world has evolved considerably in recent years, with art fairs becoming more and more essential for connecting and appreciating contemporary art among artists, collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts. Popular South Asian art festivals, such as the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh and the India Art Fair in India, have gained worldwide recognition

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The Role of Art Institutions and Galleries in Promoting Bangladeshi Art.

Introduction  Bangladesh has a long history of Bengali arts and culture, dating back to the 2nd century BC. The contemporary art movement in Bangladesh has its origins in the early twentieth century when numerous art movements emerged. Events such as the Dhaka Art Summit initiated by the Samdani Art Foundation, established in the early 2010s,

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Echoes of Suffering and Resilience: Artistic Responses to the 1947 Partition in Bengal

Background The Bengal region experienced partition twice, once during the British Raj by Lord Curzon as a means for his ‘divide and rule’ policy that separated the Muslim majority to the east and the Hindu majority to the West of the Bengal presidency. This was a fatal blow to Bengali nationalism. Thus, the ‘two nation

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Shared Cultural Heritage: The Influence of Bengal Renaissance on Art of West Bengal and Bangladesh.

Background  The Nineteenth Century is considered a golden era in Bengal’s history. Significant transitions were taking place in Indian society, notably in Bengal, throughout the early decades of the nineteenth century. In a nutshell, these changes were referred to as the ‘Bengal Renaissance’. The concept of the ‘Bengal Renaissance’ signified an episode of rebirth, awakening,

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