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Ina Puri on Lalu Prasad Shaw: “You will be surprised”

By Vinay Seth  I had the privilege of having a heart-to-heart conversation with Ina Puri on her upcoming retrospective on the Bengal master Lalu Prasad Shaw. The show is subtitled ‘Early and Recent Works’. The ‘Early’ part largely comprises Lalu’s prints from the 70s and 80s, and the ‘Recent’ works mostly consist of works done...


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...


Bireswar Sen: The landscape artist who reimagined the Indian miniature

The art world has the unique ability to reveal visual delights and exciting artists from lesser-known places — and then all of a sudden, that celebration seems to stop without a warning. In Bengal, old masters like Abanindranath Tagore are worshipped and will always occupy a large part of the cultural consciousness of the region...


M F Husain: A retrospective of the pilgrim of art

M F Husain, a member of the Progressive Artists’ Group, was a pilgrim of art who went from Pandharpur to Mumbai — a great example of great art coming from little India. By the Pothi team   While talking about emerging art, it is best not to talk about artists who are already the toasts of...