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Himmat Shah, Part 4: Finding bliss through clay, and the Self through bliss

Continued from Part 3. “Buddha and Mahavir were able to make progress only through their own experience, and that why I see art and spirituality being connected in this land. We will have to have conversations like those in the Upanishads, by immersing ourselves in art, and thereby with our artworks. We will have to …

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Finding Lalu Prasad Shaw via Manmeet K Walia

By Vinay Seth I met Manmeet Kaur Walia, the curator of the exhibition ‘Masterly Manoeuvring: Lalu Prasad Shaw’, at the show\’s preview on the evening of 20th July. The retrospective is being held by Gallerie Splash, based in Gurugram. Though very busy attending the guests, Manmeet was kind enough to lend me her time and …

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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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Digital art is an amateur love affair: Christopher Charles Benninger, master architect (Part 4)

Nidheesh Tyagi: Christopher is also a writer of a book called Letter to a Young Architect. But, I was just wondering if both of you can tell us what will your letter be for a young artist who is right now in a place like Khairagarh or Orissa, or outside Kolkata in Bengal. What would …

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