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

17 th Sep’ 2023 ON THIS DAY “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 today and then in …

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Dhabla Weaving, A Unique Craft from The Deserts of India

What is a Dhabla? Dhabla, a Rajasthani-style Kutch weaving, evolved through the migration of Vankar people from Rajasthan, settling in Kutch due to commerce. They mastered the unique dhabla weave suited to the region’s hot climate.The Meghwals’ journey to Kutch, driven by their devotion to Shri Ram Dev Pirji, added to the cultural tapestry. The …

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Megha Singh: Weaving Perspectives of the Urban Landscape

Artist of the Week is a special category that recognises and highlights the works of talented artists. Each week, new artists are featured, showcasing their unique styles, techniques, and themes. From emerging artists to established veterans, the Artist of the Week category celebrates creativity and diversity in the art world and provides a platform for …

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My Reality is Different: Nalini Malani’s Multifaceted Visionary Blending Art, Activism, and Mythology

Nalini Malani, a renowned artist hailing from India, has left an indelible mark on the art world through her innovative approach to video art and multidisciplinary practice. With a career spanning over 50 years, Malani has seamlessly blended painting, theatre, video, and illustration to create immersive installations that delve into politically charged themes of violence, …

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Nalini Malani Receives Prestigious 2023 Kyoto Prize for Transformative Art and Amplifying Unheard Narratives

Aditya Sisodia Nalini Malani has been honoured with the prestigious Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award, for her outstanding contributions to the field of art. The Kyoto Prize, often referred to as Japan’s Nobel Prize, recognises individuals who have achieved remarkable lifetime accomplishments in the arts, basic sciences, advanced technology, and philosophy. Malani’s recognition comes …

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The Crossover of SouthAsian Culture and Islamic Art and Architecture

Prachi Sahasrabudhe The impact of South Asian culture on Islamic art is an intriguing topic that demonstrates the dynamic trade and interplay of creative traditions across various geographic regions. South Asia, with its varied cultural richness and rich history, has had a considerable influence on Islamic art, notably throughout the medieval period. This impact may …

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The Decorated Cow: The Stereotypes of Worship and Exploitation

Prachi Sahasrabudhe The cow sits in the middle of the road in Delhi, and foreigners enjoy seeing her since they are unable to imagine cows sitting in the middle of the roadways in their respective countries. They also like the cultural and religious angle, which keeps cows from being chased out of public places, as …

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