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“A loss not only to the art gallery, but to the entire art world”

Rajesh Kumar A prominent figure, a renowned painter and printmaker Sanat Kar passed away on Monday at the age of 88. He breathed his last in his home at Shantiniketan where he was residing since 1974. Born in 1935 in West Bengal, he had a long association with Kala Bhavana, the centre for visual art …

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#instaart: Applying printmaking technique to enhance art on social media

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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Etching memories, Lalitha Lajmi powers on at 88

Humble and full of enthusiasm to discuss the breadth of her work displayed at a virtual exhibition, Confluence, presented by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad in collaboration with Gallery Art & Soul and curated by Lina Vincent, Lalitha Lajmi opens up about how art has kept her going. Gauri Gharpure reports for Abir Pothi. Drawing recollections on paper …

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Three legends of printmaking, and a month that celebrates them

The process of creating artworks by printing, or printmaking, has had a long and fascinating history. Abir Pothi pays homage to three names that shine in this constellation, all of whom had a birthday month in July Mukul Dey: Drypoint-etching pioneer, born July 23 A pioneer of drypoint-etching in India was born in this month, …

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Traditional Indian games recast as works of art

Resurrecting a fascinating project that brought together Indian and international artists for their take on ancient beloved games like Ganjifa (cards) and Moksha Patam (snakes and ladders), Chhaap: Foundation for Printmaking Trust has dipped into its archive to look ahead with renewed collaborative vigour They are games most of us have played at some point …

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