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#Throwback2022: Somnath Hore: Communist Beginnings

Continued from Part 1. Beginnings Early to mid-twentieth century Bengal produced some very fervent artistic developments. Whether it was through the Revivalism pioneered by Abanindranath Tagore, or the Modernism embraced by the Government School of Art, Calcutta, visual art in Bengal gained from such different undercurrents. One undercurrent that had its roots outside the art …

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Old Guard and New Guns exhibit together for a fortnight: 40-plus exhibitions, for two Delhi Art Weeks

By Vinay Seth Back-to-back schedule: A lucky coincidence for Delhi art lovers! Anahita Taneja, Director of Shrine Empire Gallery, informed me that the Delhi Art Week and the Delhi Contemporary Art Week being back-to-back affairs this year was a lucky coincidence. “Bikaner House needed to be booked months in advance, and we had no idea …

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MoMA Presents Outdoor Screening of Nonfiction Films; Last few days remaining for Caroline Trouvé’s solo show at Centre Pompidou

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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Somnath Hore: Communist Beginnings

Continued from Part 1. Beginnings Early to mid-twentieth century Bengal produced some very fervent artistic developments. Whether it was through the Revivalism pioneered by Abanindranath Tagore, or the Modernism embraced by the Government School of Art, Calcutta, visual art in Bengal gained from such different undercurrents. One undercurrent that had its roots outside the art …

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Art that glows golden for over a century — celebrating Gustav Klimt\’s birthday

July 14, On This Day Born on July 14, 1862, Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt is more than just a well-known name in the history of art. His shimmering gold leaf-flecked iconic artworks — one of the most famous being the enduring \’The Kiss\’ — have been looked upon as objects of immense beauty and …

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Eye on Instagram: Artists capture nostalgia, rebellion and representation

It might be called ‘The Gram’, but it’s worth a TON of exposure. Instagram has always been all about visual impact, and it’s where you find some of the finest artists in the world today, from the heavyweights to the hidden talent. Abir Pothi embarks on a series that will highlight the best of Instagram …

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Is Monet the next Immersive obsession? Has Banksy been on a ‘spraycation’?

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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Diagonals, goddesses, and demons: Our ‘Celebration’ of Tyeb Mehta’s genius on his birth anniversary

One of the giants of the Indian art scene, Tyeb Mehta was born on July 26, 1925 in Kapadwanj, Gujarat. Abir Pothi pays tribute to this legacy on this day The anecdotes surrounding his art practice are many. One goes that an angry outburst, in a moment of creative frustration, he splashed a diagonal streak …

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