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What Elements of Bodo Culture Influence Juri Basumatary’s Artistic Creations?

Juri Basumatary, an artist from the Bodo tribe in Bijni, Assam, infuses her art with a unique perspective by drawing from her rich tribal heritage. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphics from Kokrajhar Music and Fine Art College, Assam, and her Master of Fine Arts in Graphics from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, […]

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What Defines Shivani Solanki’s Pioneering Approach to Emotional Artistry?

Shivani Solanki has cultivated a unique artistic voice, earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in painting from Shipra Fine Art College in Ujjain. Her education has served as a foundation, enabling her to develop a profound understanding of artistic techniques and concepts, which she continuously explores and refines. Her artistic path is marked

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Dhoomimal Gallery Marks Jagdish Swaminathan’s 96th Birth Anniversary with “The Era Of Swaminathan” Book Release

Yesterday, at the India International Centre, the Dhoomimal Gallery honoured the legacy of Jagdish Swaminathan on what would have been his birthday, thirty years after his passing in 1994. The highlight of the event was the release of a new book titled “The Era Of Swaminathan,” edited by Prayag Shukla and Shruthi Lakhanpal Tandon. The

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The Best of Art Basel 2024

Once again, Art Basel has taken over the Swiss city with various events, including the highly anticipated Unlimited, an exhibition platform devoted to monumental installations too large for a regular art fair booth. The 172,000-square-foot hall reserved for Unlimited is currently home to 76 projects and live performances by Seba Calfuqueo, Reto Pulfer, Anna Uddenberg,

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AstaGuru Showcases The Evolution of Indian Art With Two Auctions – ‘Stroke And Structure’ and ‘Visionaries’

After the outstanding success of the milestone 100th auction and ‘The Exceptionals’ Jewellery, Silver and Timepieces auction, AstaGuru is set to host two consecutive auctions dedicated to Modern & Contemporary Indian art. The Modern Indian Art Auction titled ‘Stroke & Structure’ is scheduled to be held on June 20-21, 2024 and will showcase a wide

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Dotwalk Ajitara Art Residency: A new but promising bid among the residency spaces in India

Historical Context of Art Residency Programs Historically, there are records and evidence of artists receiving patronages from kings and courts who commissioned and provided residential spaces to create art. Through this, patronage contributes more towards building an image of the court and depicts the ruler’s power and wealth. As we try to look at the

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Color, Rhythm, and Abstraction: Samba Prasad Biswas’ Artistic Evolution Reflects a Symphony of Influences

Samba Prasad Biswas is a painter from West Bengal,  whose unique abstract works have drawn the attention of viewers and collectors alike for over a decade now. Starting his journey as a figurative painter, Samba was deeply moved by the works of abstract luminaries such as S.H. Raza and Mark Rothko. This inspiration marked an

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Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art Announces Emerging Artists Award (EAA+) 2024

Introduction The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), in collaboration with the Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation, is now accepting applications for its prestigious Emerging Artists Award (EAA+) 2024. The program is designed to support and nurture the talents of young Indian artists by offering financial grants, mentorship, and exhibition opportunities. Grant and Program Details Since its

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M.F. Husain Returns to Venice After Seventy Years for ‘The Rooted Nomad’ Exhibition

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA)  announced details of The Rooted Nomad, a unique exhibition on India’s most iconic contemporary artist, M.F. Husain (1915–2011). Presented at the Magazinni del Sale in Venice beginning April 18 and running through November 2024, this dual-format independent project, part exhibition and part immersive resonates with the 2024 Venice

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Charting the Path: Siddharth Patel’s Artistic Odyssey from Adventure to Expression

A traveller of life’s many roads, Siddharth Patel has moved with ease from the business and adventure worlds to the dynamic world of the arts. Having a natural curiosity and an unquenchable hunger for discovery, Patel started his journey on the busy streets of Ahmedabad. Having pursued commerce in his academic pursuits, Patel found himself

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