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Amrita Sher-Gil

South India’s first ever major museum: A man’s love and vision for the art scene in India

Tsuktiben Jamir After a series of set-backs and delays; the pandemic being a major hurdle, South India witnessed the long overdue opening of its first ever major private art museum in Bengaluru, the IT capital of the country with the name ‘Museum of Art and Photography’ on 18th February 2023. The museum, which was initiated by …

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International Women’s Day Special – Celebrating the Art and Lives of Women Artists

Saptarshi Ghosh Two Faces of Resilience: Judy Chicago and Shirin Neshat Judy Chicago and Shirin Neshat are two very different artists, but what links them is the struggles they had to face as women in the male-dominated American art world. That being said, their individual struggles were very different owing to their different backgrounds. Born …

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Of Art and Defiance: The Lives of Frida Kahlo and Amrita Sher-Gil

Saptarshi Ghosh Two of the foremost women painters of the twentieth century, Amrita Sher-Gil and Frida Kahlo’s artistic careers have uncanny similarities. They carved out unique female subjectivities in their works, thereby introducing a much-needed female perspective in a tradition dominated by male artists for centuries. The female body features prominently in both their art, …

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Why Amrita Sher Gil refused to draw the portrait of Jawahar Lal Nehru?

Amrita Sher Gil was a rebel and believed in living life on her own terms. She scandalised the society of her times with her various love affairs and unconventional ways. The legacy and thought she left at the age of 28 are unmatched till now. With a rebellious nature, the artist depicted sensitive figures and …

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Rare Amrita Sher-Gil becomes second most expensive artwork by Indian artist in world

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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