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Meet Siddhesh Gautam: An Artist, Baker, Visual designer, and a Storyteller Offering a ‘Unique’ Lens on India and its politics

He is a baker, an artist, a visual designer, and an illustrious storyteller, this Pune/Delhi-based artist has a clever take on our India and its politics. This is the story of Siddhesh Gautam whose surrealistic and minimal works of art reflect the different atrocities that plague our Indian society such as works on caste inequality,

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Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Visual Fables

The most well-known contribution Grant Wood made to American art in the 20th century was his vivid portrayals of the Midwest’s rural areas. Wood,  born in rural Iowa in 1891, uses a combination of realism and romanticism to create visually striking narratives that encapsulate the essence of American life during the Great Depression. His paintings,  distinguished by

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Lauren Halsey’s ‘Afrofuturistic, Ancient, Funkified Space Ship’ in Western Art

American contemporary artist Lauren Halsey is well-known for her architectural, sculptural, and installation pieces. Her work frequently examines issues of the Black community, culture, and urbanism, especially in her own Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, California, in 1987, Lauren Halsey was born. She received her MFA from Yale University School of Art after attending the

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Sudhir Patwardhan: Chronicles of a Meticulous Observer

The bustling, ever-frenetic, almost endearingly claustrophobic charm of Mumbai is not one to be taken lightly. It inspires fierce loyalty, reluctant admiration and often stunning art — as evidenced in the works of notable and (more notably so) self-taught artist Sudhir Patwardhan, who for several decades now has managed to distil this incredibly mundane yet

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Connoisseur of Slow Architecture: Story of Anupama Kundoo

Anupama Kundoo, born in Pune and practising in Australia, is an internationally renowned architect, author, and researcher. Anupama Kundoo books are the most sought-after literature for architecture students. They include, ‘Roger Anger: Research on Beauty/Recherche sur la beauté Architecture 1958 – 2008,’ ‘AVPNY Auroville and Pondicherry Architectural Travel Guide,’ and ‘Anupama Kundoo.The Architect’s Studio.’ Anupama

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Helen Frankenthaler: Art and Life of a Rebellious Women

Helen Frankenthaler was a pivotal figure in American abstract expressionist painting. Born in New York City on December 12, 1928, she became prominent in the 1950s art scene. There are instances where Frankenthaler’s artwork is associated with the Colour Field movement, which is typified by large colour washes painted on unprimed canvas. One of her

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The Legacy of Gilbert Stuart: What’s the Story Behind George Washington’s Famous Portrait?

Introduction Renowned 18th-century artist Gilbert Stuart is well known for his famous paintings of George Washington, which have had an enduring impression on American art history. This article delves into Gilbert Stuart’s life and oeuvre, examining his influence on art history and his lasting legacy. Gilbert Stuart: The Portrait Master Gilbert Stuart was a prolific

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Abstract Artist Hans Hofmann’s Colour-Bearing Planes

Hans Hofmann was a well-known abstract expressionist painter and art educator of German-American descent. Hofmann,  born in Germany on March 21, 1880, was renowned for his dynamic compositions and vivid use of colour. In the years following World War II in America, abstract expressionism arose as a movement in which he was heavily involved. After completing

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