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Rembrandt, 350 years after the Dutch Golden Age

October 4, On This Day He passed away 352 years ago exactly on this day, October 4, 1669 — Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the prolific painter usually known simply as Rembrandt, is an icon of the Dutch Golden Age, as also a  printmaker and draughtsman. He is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists...

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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...