Abirpothi

India’s only daily art newspaper

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Luminous, vibrant and spiritual: Celebrating the works of Manjit Bawa on his birthday

July 28, On This Day Known for “luminous works” that provided “a striking portrayal of spirituality and simplicity”, Indian artist Manjit Bawa is also known as “a modernist master of the figurative genre”. Born on July 28, 1941, in Dhuri, Punjab, Bawa extensively “drew on Indian mythology and Sufi philosophy to paint vibrant depictions of …

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Anjolie Ela Menon, the Indian contemporary artist who has helmed artistic reinvention for decades

July 17, On This Day There is not much that has not already been said in the media realm about Anjolie Ela Menon, one of India’s leading and award-winning contemporary artists, alongside being a most distinguished icon for successful women in the field of arts. Born on July 17, 1940, she is of mixed Bengali …

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An inspiration for generations of artists, sculptor and teacher Krishna Chhatpar passes away

In Memoriam A highly respected sculptor and teacher of many stalwart artists, Krishna Chhatpar, left his earthly abode on July 7, 2022, at the age of 86. Born on May 24, 1936, Chhatpar chose the artistic path and eventually became a professor at the prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda for a life-long stint, …

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Between reality and fantasy: The magic of the mundane on Sosa Joseph\’s canvases

Abir Pothi explores the seamless ‘everywhereness’ and dreamlike quality of Kerala-based contemporary artist Sosa Joseph Indian contemporary artist Sosa Joseph was born on December 23, 1971, in Parumala, a small village in southern Kerala, where she was raised in a house right by the river. “For us, it all began with the river. It flowed through …

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