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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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Meet 2022 Padma Shri awardee, path-breaking Gond artist Durga Bai Vyam

President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Smt. Durga Bai Vyam for Art. She is a Pardhan Gond artist hailing from Madhya Pradesh. She has worked hard to regenerate the tribal art form. Her paintings are mostly drawn from the folklores and stories of her tribe and their myths. pic.twitter.com/iisPpE0QgF — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March …

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When art is not restricted by medium: Exploring the oeuvre of interdisciplinary artist Amitesh Grover

Seamlessly melding theatre, performance and interactive art since 2009, 41-year-old artist Amitesh Grover has been described as to have “transcended the barriers of disciplines”, working with live acts, texts, objects, images, installations and films over more than a decade. As he navigates and investigates the overlaps between performance, digital technologies, game design and public intervention, …

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Deep Dialogues! Samvaad Flashback #ArtWorld2021 (Part 2)

Bringing to you our year-end series where we rewind to some of our most-read and most-viewed stories!  We are interested in delving deeper into the life and philosophy of eminent professionals that shapes their vision and drives them to take on one successful project after the other. In free-wheeling conversations with personalities over the course …

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Searching for a visual language, Neha Puri Dhir experiments with geometry and the abstract

Neha’s first brush with the world of textiles was when she was drawn to her mother’s collection of sarees. In this article, the fifth of a series on textile art, we talk to the prolific artist about her journey so far. When she joined the National Institute of Design in 2002, during the foundation year, …

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A throwback to our most-read profiles (Part 2) #ArtWorld2021 #YearEnder2021

Bringing to you our year-end series where we rewind to some of our most-read and most-viewed stories! In this article, we get you the excerpts of the profiles of Brinda Miller, Seema Kohli, Amit Ambalal, Jagannath Panda, and Veer Munshi  Brinda Miller Twenty years after it first began, one of the most well-known annual celebrations …

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Abir rewind on most-read profiles (Part 1) #ArtWorld2021 #YearEnders2021

Bringing to you our year-end series where we rewind to some of our most-read and most-viewed stories! In this article, we get you the excerpts of the profiles of Manjunath Kamath, Vasudevan Akkitham, Rajen, and Lalitha Lajmi Manjunath Kamath Temple sculptures and paintings, churches, and Jain temples were his initial museums from which he derived …

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Did you know this pioneer of modern Indian art illustrated our Constitution?

December 3, On This Day Did you know this pioneer of modern Indian art was entrusted with the historic task of illustrating, beautifying and decorating the original manuscript of the Constitution of India?   Born on December 3, 1882, 139 years ago, the renowned artist Nandalal Bose was a key figure of Contextual Modernism (a period of experimentation in …

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First Take 2021 Jury: Sculpting a novel understanding of art with Kristine Michael

It is often said that an artist communicates best (and sometimes solely) through their art — but in the case of noted ceramic artist and art academic Kristine Michael, her erudition encompasses both her thought-provoking sculptural artworks as well as the spoken and written word. After all, besides being known as a notable ceramic artist, …

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