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Symbolic Vision of Bikash Bhatacharjee

Abhishek Dixit Through his work, Bikash uses metaphorical methods to define realities in the subtlest of ways. His whole imagination is taken into account by evaluating one of the most symbolic works. Known as one of India’s best-known surreal artists, Bikash Bhattacharjee’s works meticulously highlighted the daily lives of Bengali residents. He exhibited a great …

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Celebrating the exuberant brushstrokes of late Goan artist Laxman Pai

A recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honours like the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and Lalit Kala Akademi Award for his artistry, Goan artist Laxman Pai lived to the ripe old age of 95 before his demise just last year in March, at his home in Goa’s Dona Paula. He was born on January 21, …

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Bringing realism and sensitivity to art in postcolonial India: Atul Dodiya

JANUARY 20, ON THIS DAY Known as “one of India’s most acclaimed postcolonial artists” and a “leader of the younger generation of artists”, Atul Dodiya is one of the most sought-after contemporary Indian artists today. Married to fellow painter Anju Dodiya, he and lives and works in Mumbai — the city he was born in, …

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The artist follows a farmer

Krispin Joseph P.X. Indian politics went on fire in 2020-21 because of the farmer’s protests against the bill passed by the Parliament in September 2020. Farmers’ demonstrations, mainly from Punjab, raise the tagline “Dilli Chalo” to overwhelm the national capital for their rights. Continuing Indian farmers’ low income and suicides bring this strike to international …

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Remembering Sobha Singh: A Painter of the People

NOVEMBER 29, ON THIS DAY One of the greatest Indian artists of the twentieth-century S.Sobha Singh was a great soul who created masterpieces of immense value and vitality. Though his art focused mainly on the Gurus, Avatars, Prophets, and Saints yet he did the historical paintings of prime ministers like Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri …

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Balan Nambiar’s engagement with materiality

NOVEMBER 12, ON THIS DAY Balan Nambiar is a contemporary artist and scholar who works in a variety of media, including painting, enamelling, photography, research and sculpture. He is renowned for his large-scale sculptures, which are typically composed of materials like bronze, mild steel, stainless steel, and fiber-reinforced concrete. He also uses machine technology and …

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Born on this day: M. F. Husain, the Bombay Progressive who reinvented the pictorial plane

Suggested: Abir Pothi\’s retrospective take on the artist. By Vinay Seth \”Art is always ahead of time. Tomorrow, they will understand it.\” —M. F. Husain Early Moorings M. F. Husain, popularly hailed as the ‘Picasso of India’, was born on this day, 17th September, in 1915. Maqbool Fida Husain was born in Pandharpur, in Maharashtra …

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