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Imagination of Mystical Landscape

While the actuality around me is congested, my painting is an imagery of a mystical landscape, its creation being a way for me to communicate with my dream reality. My monochromatically painted works meld a more current existence with memories, by symbolically infusing colored imagery only into certain objects. Often, the city is a framed...

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Sharing Her Knowledge to Grow New Talents

Coming from a very rich background of a tradition that is infringed with vivid and diverse cultural praxes, I have grown to imbibe the huge scope of self-expression that is provided by the universe of art. In my practice, I explore fabrics as my medium extensively. My practice is autobiographical and deals with my emotions,...

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Born on this day: M. F. Husain, the Bombay Progressive who reinvented the pictorial plane

Suggested: Abir Pothi’s retrospective take on the artist. By Vinay Seth “Art is always ahead of time. Tomorrow, they will understand it.” —M. F. Husain Early Moorings M. F. Husain, popularly hailed as the ‘Picasso of India’, was born on this day, 17th September, in 1915. Maqbool Fida Husain was born in Pandharpur, in Maharashtra...

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Sudhir Patwardhan: Painter of the Particular

On a cursory glance, Sudhir Patwardhan’s cityscapes might look akin to Edward Hopper’s paintings. But while Hopper’s scenes often show figures in solitude against the backdrop of the geometrically laid-out Western city, Sudhir’s canvases are often brimming with toiling bodies struggling in a bustling Indian city in construction. The Social backdrop of Sudhir’s Patwardhan’s visual...

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