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Know about women artists born on this day!

It would not be wrong to say that women are underrepresented in the arts world. Despite the skewed ratio of male and female painters, some of the latter have gone on to make some stupendous art. Today, we bring to you three such women artists. Read on!   Ethel Kremer Schwabacher: From abstract art to...

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The painter who helped put Maharashtra’s Warli on the world map

May 19, On This Day   If one is aware of the extraordinarily captivating and earthy art of Warli painting, one must know the name Jivya Soma Mashe, who was reportedly born on May 19, 1934 in the state of Maharashtra, and popularised the beautiful tribal art form.  Mashe was born in Dhamangaon village in...

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The Artist who Painted the Walls of Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 12, On This Day A pioneer member of the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), the precursor of Lalit Kala Academy, Sukumar Bose was born on 12 May 1912. He had an aptitude for painting and wood and clay modelling from his childhood days that later developed into passion for fine arts-...

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A Ray of unique artistic creativity — exploring the brushstrokes of Satyajit Ray

May 2, On This Day Widely considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Satyajit Ray was also a screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, author, essayist, lyricist, magazine editor, calligrapher, music composer, and — illustrator!  Born on May 2, 1921, Ray’s illustrative talents may be less spoken about than his cinematic accomplishments, but they were prodigious just...

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Remembering the painter who gave human body to Hindu Gods

Today is the 174th birth anniversary of Raja Ravi Varma. He was a painter among kings and a king among painters. Raja Ravi Varma’s success is attributed to his skilful use of European film technology. He was noted for making lithographs of his paintings available to the public. This made him famous in India as...