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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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Somnath Hore: The artist-teacher who forever remained a student

Continued from Part 2. Somnath Hore, one of the most prolific artists in the canon of Indian Modern Art, was not only an accomplished visual artist, but also a well-respected art teacher.  After graduating from the Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, Somnath taught at the Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship, Calcutta from...

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Somnath Hore: Communist Beginnings

Continued from Part 1. Beginnings Early to mid-twentieth century Bengal produced some very fervent artistic developments. Whether it was through the Revivalism pioneered by Abanindranath Tagore, or the Modernism embraced by the Government School of Art, Calcutta, visual art in Bengal gained from such different undercurrents. One undercurrent that had its roots outside the art...

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Odd-shaped canvases, saw dust textured works, colorful copper sculptures: Sidharth Kerkar is a youth of many passions

Engaged in many pursuits, young gun from Goa Sidharth Kerkar hails from a family of artists, including his grandfather Chandrakant Kerkar and father Sudobh Kerkar, installation artist, sculptor, and founder of an expansive art museum and gallery, Museum of Goa. Having had such exposure to art it is but obvious that Sidharth’s artistically inclined upbringing...

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Bob Dylan epitomises times are a-changin’

By Gauri Gharpure Robert Allen Zimmerman, who the world knows as Bob Dylan, was born on this day, May 24, in 1941. Dylan has constantly reinvented himself, giving an outlet to his multifarious talents and passions relentlessly. While Dylan has been the recipient of many awards, perhaps the most significant and controversial of them all is...

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A visual record of history – Krishen Khanna Part 2

By Vandana Shukla  Khanna’s works deal with a realistic world, the goings on; the play of maya caught in its own momentum, its own web; blurred under its own momentary existence against the eternal march of time. The moments caught on canvas seem to have a rhythm about them, as though, they are flowing over...

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Group show in Goa as part of Raza Centenary Celebrations

Posthumous Dialogues with Souza: Homage to a Goan Artist, is being held in MOG-Museum of Goa, Saligao, Goa from 23 April to 30 May 2022. The event, comprising an exhibition of works of 27 artists – both upcoming and established including the likes of Atul Dodiya and Sudhir Patwardhan – is organised as part of...