Abirpothi

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Retrospective

Seizing the Moment: The Life and Work of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Renowned as one of the best photographers of the 20th century, Henri Cartier-Bresson immortalised the “decisive moments” that marked ordinary people’s everyday lives while documenting significant historical occurrences such as the Spanish Civil War and Gandhi’s death. This is his story with a special focus on his trip to India and how documenting this land […]

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Suneet Chopra: The Art Critic and Curator Guiding Artists through Meticulous Editing and Wisdom

Smriti Malhotra In the interconnected universe of art, Suneet Chopra’s approach to curation was one of meticulous editing, according to artist Saba Hasan. Chopra would begin every discussion on selecting works for exhibition with the mantra of “edit, edit, edit.” He believed that artists themselves were the best curators, emphasising the importance of stepping back

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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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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

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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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Weaving the tapestry of a rich legacy with artist Rajen – Textile Series 3

  Even in his eighties, in the last few years before the pandemic struck, Rajen Chaudhari — known by the simple moniker of Rajen through most of his artistic life — was enthusiastically weaving in his workshop, tucked away near Raipur Darwaja in the heart of Ahmedabad. His hands thrummed with energy and belied his

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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. This work is just 2.4 inches by 3.5 inches. The detailing and the dream-like mystery of Sen\’s work enriches, inspires and brings peaceIn

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