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Vincent van Gogh love for yellow

Everybody knows that Vincent van Gogh loved the colour yellow. But why? Well, the story begins 19,000 years ago… Yellow is one of the oldest colours in art. For most of history it came from yellow ochre, a naturally occurring and readily available clay-like substance. These cave paintings from 17,000 B.C. in Lascaux, France, include …

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‘We have to look at art as a freedom struggle’: Muzaffar Ali

All art is connected: A statement Muzaffar Ali not only believes in, but also embodies in how he leads his life, whether as a painter, director of classic cinematic oeuvres like Umrao Jaan, or the force behind Jahan-e-Khusrau. In Samvaad, he elaborates on the challenges of an artist\’s life, and how Indian art needs to reposition itself