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#Throwback2022: 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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#Throwback2022: 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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#Throwback2022: As an artist, I am not subservient to anybody – Krishen Khanna Part 1

By Vandana Shukla The centrality of visual art is governed by geometrical considerations. But it is the discovery made in the process that underlines its longevity. Krishen Khanna, a self-taught artist, has been engaged in making these discoveries through his entire span of life. His art has come to be celebrated globally for the fresh …

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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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From paper to printmaking, water colours to installations

Blending various media and constantly evolving my style, I am based in Baroda and love experimentation. I pour my energy into constantly reinventing myself; from paper to print-making, water colours to installations, I have tried my hands at it all. -Kanika Shah Kanika Shah was one of the nine winners of the First Take 2019. From …

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Souvik Das journey after First Take 2018

The naturalness characteristic of the surface of a geological cave serves as my source of inspiration which is translated through clay. In my work, the clay is used in such a way that it retains its utmost natural character. Also, the geometry of space inspires me. Its regularity and irregularity are my interest to achieve. …

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Sewon Rai\’s dystopian vision of world

\”Problems emerging from our socio-political scenario leading to a questionable system we live in, occupy my thoughts and get reflected in my ideas and works. Many of my subjects are based on the dystopian vision of the world, the Wars, and scenes of annihilation\” – SEWON RAI Sewon Rai was one of ten winners of …

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First Take 2017 Winner Anju Paliwal: Where is she now?

  My art is deeply influenced by Hindu religious thought, in which the human body is regarded as a ‘temple’, a sacred space considered as a supreme creation of god, in which the divine resides. At the same time, evil thoughts exist inside the same receptacle, interpreted as ‘maya’ or illusion. My artwork, using the …

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