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Like ‘Wordle’, give ‘Artle’ a try

Free online games based on the “Wordle” concept have been multiplying in recent months. The latest has been created by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and aims to test the knowledge of art lovers, FMT reported. This new take on the concept is called “Artle”, bringing an arty twist to the hit...

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While art events in many contemporary galleries are addressing problems of gender and caste, most of what I see appears to be emulating the West: Pronoy Chakraborty

The Pothi team speaks to Pronoy Chakraborty, a young curator who the place you show art in helps recontextualise the entire idea  It is said that the old must give way to the new. It isn’t to say that what the past brought before you is not important. In fact, we sit on the shoulders...

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The many mutinies of the tribal art and journeys thereafter

If one analyses the trajectories and stories of artists, some aspects begin to stand out; insights that otherwise elude us if we are not alert to nuances. There are common elements to the professional journeys of the forebearer of Gond Art form, Jangadh Sinh Shyam from Patangadh, Mandla, Kalipad Kumbhar from Bankura, West Bengal, who brought to fame the ‘bonga hathi,’ Odisha’s scroll painter or “pat chitrakar” Prahlad Mohrana who innovated “tapoi,” Sona Bai, or Neelmani.

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A very happy birthday to F. N Souza!

  Artists Francis Newton Souza was born on this day in 1942. One of India’s foremost art world maestros, this Goan man was well known for his wild ways and wilder paintings. He attended St. Xavier’s College in Bombay, being expelled for drawing graffiti in a toilet which he claimed he was correcting, but the...

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Art’s most iconic repast may have taken place today

On This Day, April 1 The Last Supper, revisited Certain historians estimate that the date of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion fell in the range of AD (Anno Domini) 30–36. As a result, Colin Humphreys proposes narrowing down the date of the Last Supper as having occurred in the evening of Wednesday, April 1, AD 33. This...

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