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Bodies with irregularities by Natasha Sachdeva

A body with irregularities is a reality that the world wants to avoid. Women regularly face criticism and comments about their ‘body type’. They are continuously bombarded with suggestions of how their body should look like, how to achieve an idol-like ideal body. But the question still persists, does it even exist? Natasha Sachdeva a …

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Inspiration for young artists at First Take 2022

Art and color complement each other as they go together. Both have unknown understandings, which can\’t be explained but observed only. Art always attracts us and allows us to observe in a new way every time. Art explains the thought of artists at that moment. The artist himself will have a different explanation every time …

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First Take 2022 and Rekindled Spirits by Abir India at Bikaner House commence on the 12th of November

Abir India is excited to announce the grand culmination of Abir First Take 2022, the 6th edition of our annual arts festival happening at Bikaner House, New Delhi from November 12th to 18th along with our show Rekindled Spirits. The inauguration ceremony on Nov 12th at 5:00 PM will be marked by the presence of …

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Imagination of Mystical Landscape

While the actuality around me is congested, my painting is an imagery of a mystical landscape, its creation being a way for me to communicate with my dream reality. My monochromatically painted works meld a more current existence with memories, by symbolically infusing colored imagery only into certain objects. Often, the city is a framed …

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Sharing Her Knowledge to Grow New Talents

Coming from a very rich background of a tradition that is infringed with vivid and diverse cultural praxes, I have grown to imbibe the huge scope of self-expression that is provided by the universe of art. In my practice, I explore fabrics as my medium extensively. My practice is autobiographical and deals with my emotions, …

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Sewon Rai\’s dystopian vision of world

\”Problems emerging from our socio-political scenario leading to a questionable system we live in, occupy my thoughts and get reflected in my ideas and works. Many of my subjects are based on the dystopian vision of the world, the Wars, and scenes of annihilation\” – SEWON RAI Sewon Rai was one of ten winners of …

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First Take 2017 Winner Anju Paliwal: Where is she now?

  My art is deeply influenced by Hindu religious thought, in which the human body is regarded as a ‘temple’, a sacred space considered as a supreme creation of god, in which the divine resides. At the same time, evil thoughts exist inside the same receptacle, interpreted as ‘maya’ or illusion. My artwork, using the …

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