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EDITORIAL

admin Aug 9th, 2016
EDITORIAL
Delhi and the national Capital Region catapult into chaos as traffic goes berserk with jams that last for hours at end, courtesy of the heavy monsoon. Rampant downpours and water logging notwithstanding. Almost as if the heavens mourn the loss of legendry artist S H Raza and the veteran writer & activist Mahasweta... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Aug 9th, 2016
SNIPPETS
Kaleidoscope Piramal Art Gallery Get ready to explore Kaleidoscope, a painting exhibition by group of legendary artists. The two month long exhibition willdisplay the artwork of K.G Subramanyan, M.F Hussain, Ganesh Pyne, K. Ramanujan, Sujata Bajaj, F.N Souza, S.H Raza, Badri Narayan and more. A painting is an expression... 
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COVER STORY

admin Aug 9th, 2016
COVER STORY
Mona Lisa and My Experience of Viewing A Novel Magnum Opus: An Ecstatic Feeling And Brief Overview Dr. Raj Kumar Mazinder Though my interest in Mona Lisa or Leonardo and also the great European painting tradition especially the Renaissance period has been grown and nourished initially as in class of two giant academicians... 
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COVER STORY

admin Aug 9th, 2016
COVER STORY
Goa’s Sacred Art Kaavi:Heta Pandit Lina Vincent Sunish Goa (N 15 13’ E 73 37’) would probably topple over if you tried to fit it on a pinhead on the map of western India. Best known for its beautiful beaches where the crunchy white sand actually squeaks under your bare feet, rich landscape that typically... 
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COVER STORY

admin Aug 9th, 2016
COVER STORY
Anubhav Gallery National Museum Making a difference for sightless visions Apurva Sinha Through this article, the writer shares her thoughts on her visit to the ‘Anubhav’ gallery of National Museum, New Delhi. Her exploratory nature brought her in conversation with a visually impaired enthusiast who is striving... 
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FEATURE

admin Aug 9th, 2016
FEATURE
Divine Pleasures:Met Museum New York Kronos Collection 17th-19th Century Miniatures Uma Nair Divine Pleasures at the Met museum belongs to a curator who has gifted them to the Met museum-the sanctuary he worked at. This act of generosity speaks of great love, and this bouquet of miniatures is indeed an odyssey touched... 
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OBITUARY

admin Aug 9th, 2016
OBITUARY
Syed Haider Raza(1922-2016) Art & Deal Correspondent Syed Haider, legend of modern Indian art breathed his last in Delhi on 23rd July, 2016. He was 94 and had been working up to his last days till his body gave way and finally succumbed. Raza was born in a small village in Madhya Pradesh in 1922. He received his... 
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OBITUARY

admin Aug 9th, 2016
OBITUARY
Mahasweta Devi(1926-2016) Art & Deal Correspondent Mahashweta Devi, the 90 year old noted writer-activist from Bengal, passed away on July 28th 2016. Born in 1926 in Dhaka, now in Bangladesh,Mahashweta was inspired by both her poet-writer father, Manish Ghatak, and her social-worker mother, Dharitri Devi. Renowned... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Aug 9th, 2016
INTERVIEW
The Portrait Of A Collector Lina Vincent Sunish In a country with a rich legacy of materialand built heritage, but a relatively smallnumber of museums to house the arte factsor conserve them in-situ, a few individuals are investing personal time and resources for the love of art and history. Anil Relia in Ahmedabad,... 
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ESSAY

admin Aug 8th, 2016
ESSAY
Dhiraj Looking Back Dhiraj Choudhury I landed at the Mexico City airport on the day of my 80th birthday, April 1st 2016. I had left for Tampa airport from Seminole in Florida early in the morning, changing my flight from Miami, where I had to get down in the middle. I was pretty confused as to whether I would need... 
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ESSAY

admin Aug 8th, 2016
ESSAY
Najmi Sura – Remembrance of Things Past Edward Lucie-Smith In her new series of paintings, Najmi Sura evokes the court life of the Indian subcontinent that was ruled by the Mughal emperors. ‘Ruled by’ is, of course an inexact description. In the days of Mughal sway the Indian subcontinent was divided into a... 
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REVIEW

admin Aug 8th, 2016
REVIEW
Intricate Intaglios in Kolkata(Kolkata) Uma Nair No one thought a sculptor from Shantiniketan would go to France, to forge a new process in printmaking that celebrated the broken colour or pointillist colour printing process. Using techniques of plate preparation such as aquatint, mezzotint, photo engraving and deep... 
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REVIEW

admin Aug 8th, 2016
REVIEW
Two Solo Projects by Artists: Prasanta Sahu and Ushmita Sahu(Hyderabad) Palak Dubey Works by PrasantaSahu, titled, ‘Blueprint of City’ and UshmitaSahu’s titled,’White Noise’ were recently on display at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad from 1st July to 15th July. Both the artist’s works promised a spectacular... 
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REVIEW

admin Aug 8th, 2016
REVIEW
An Inner Retrospective: Laxma Goud Lina Vincent Sunish To celebrate 20 years of Gallery Sumukha Bangalore, an artist who has had a long association with the space was given a solo exhibition- Laxma Goud, ‘An Inner Retrospective’ brought together drawings, etchings, paintings and sculptural works selected from his... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Jul 11th, 2016
EDITORIAL
The art fraternity lost a veteran artist this June. K G Subramanyan passed away at the age of ninety two. We contribute this issue to the master who shall be greatly missed, a veteran versatile and prolific, who had been working and creating right till his last. We look back at his life and work as we remember the... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Jul 11th, 2016
SNIPPETS
Terracotta Jewelry Making by lamour Bloom & Grow Creating a piece of adornment is satisfying to the very soul of a woman who’d like to adorn a being with yet another layer of beauty. This craft form unleashes your creativity as there are no limitations to the work you create with the medium of clay. As Oscar... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
COVER STORY
K. G. Subramanyan: Mentor to Half A Century of Students/Academia Uma Nair As an artist, Subramanyan or Manida is known as one of the most versatile practitioners, having done works, apart from painting, in the traditions of muralterracotta tiles as well as cement reliefs, toy and rope sculptures in wood, as well as... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
COVER STORY
Conversations With Colour: K. G. Subramanyan Uma Nair Say Manida to any artist or collector of repute and their faces light up. But Kalpathi Ganapathi Subramanyan born of a Palghat Brahmin family at Mahe proved to purists and critics alike that he is one man who has fashioned the contemporary art sensibility in India... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
COVER STORY
War of Relics Uma Nair “When I did the The War of the Relics piece I had a complicated message – all religions seek to unite humanity and keep them in peace but the symbols and relics they come up with divide them and encourage confrontations.” -K.G.Subramanyan This monumental work by K.G. Subramanyan, had its... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
COVER STORY
Murals, a crossroad between culture and context: A Quintessntial Vivid Thought perceived by the Veteran K G Subramanyan Apurva Sinha ‘Everyday should be like a festival’exclaimed the great artist, thinker, muralist, painter, sculptor and above all, a socialist and Gandhian, Kalpathi Ganapathi Subramanyan popularly... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
COVER STORY
K G Subramanyan: The Bodhi Tree In Indian Modern Visual Arts Scenario Anirban Dhar As an artist K.G.Subramanyan explored his artwork through sensuality and conceptualized the human body not as a realistic form, but where man and woman occupy a pre, or perhaps post- rational space, where paradoxically the less rational... 
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MEMORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
MEMORY
My Guru Mani Da Jyotirmoy Df  Read More →
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INTERVIEW

admin Jul 11th, 2016
INTERVIEW
Back to Black: An interview with Robert Longo Rajesh Punj Burdened by a war of words between two pivotal post-war art historians (Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg), Abstract Expressionism is for American artist Robert Longo the cream that covers the cake. Appetizing over the riches of art history to arrive at... 
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FEATURE

admin Jul 9th, 2016
FEATURE
Transforming Gunehar into an Art Stop Uma Nair Tucked away in the Kangra hills is a quaint hamlet called Gunehar which came alive for the Shop Art Art Shop 2 Project that was organised by three stalwarts who put their heads and hearts together. I use the word hearts because the confluence of the village people and... 
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FEATURE

admin Jul 9th, 2016
FEATURE
Images of the People and the Rhetoric of Images Aparna Roy Baliga How can one write about Bosnia, Biafra, Bangladesh, just to take only the atrocities that began with B…… – Bosnia by A.K. Ramanujan The forms of violence had been commoditized in the present art scene; there is a construal of an aesthetic... 
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BOOK REVIEW

admin Jul 9th, 2016
BOOK REVIEW
Gold Dust of Begum Sultans Dr. Seema Bhalla Excerpt from the book – “The word of his marriage was the buzz in the servant quarters. Mumtaz Jehan, though, was not taken into confidence by her mother and grandmother, a fact which she always held against them. ………..“Mumtaz Jehan, I have an idea! Since... 
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REVIEW

admin Jul 9th, 2016
REVIEW
Eye Catching Juxtapostions: Recent Works Of Sailesh B.O Dr. Ashrafi S. Bhagat The large viewing space within the Forum Art Gallery in Chennai was resonating with brilliant colours, intricate designs and realistic hybrid animal forms in combination with human, birds and fish. Acting as a cherry on the cake were the... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Jun 18th, 2016
EDITORIAL
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inwardsignificance”. -Aristotle Over the last few years, Crafts and Intangible Heritage of India have been introduced as the new optional subject for high school students. Organizations such as INTACH run heritage awareness programs... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Jun 18th, 2016
SNIPPETS
MUKTI PRASANG India Habitat Centre (IHC) Mukti Prasang (Hindi/90 mins) A solo performance by Nawab Shah. The play is a theatrical interpretation of a poem by renowned poet & author Rajkamal Chowdhary. Through the poem, Nawab takes us through the lanes and bylanes of Rajkamal’s inner life and physical life,... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 18th, 2016
COVER STORY
Floating Temples and Preaching Tutors of Indian Art Education H. A. Anil Kumar Fine Arts or Visual Arts education, a part of the ‘business’ of Humanities, always has faced the challenge of being compared with certain benchmarks, mostly outside itself. The business of ‘profit’ is what is to be proven, time and... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 18th, 2016
COVER STORY
The Department Of Visual Arts, Assam University: Pride of North-East Dr. Ganesh Nandi As the chirpy birds wake to a clear golden sky, so do they. They feel the pulse of nature with their sixth sense, then invoke their aesthetic sensibility to translate their abstract feeling into something concrete—either through... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 18th, 2016
COVER STORY
Learning to Unlearn Lina Vincent Sunish It is common knowledge that there is something mortally wrong with the way in which majority of our Fine Arts institutions are functioning – those who are within the system, and those without, are battling on without being able to pin-point and positively tackle the problem... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Jun 18th, 2016
INTERVIEW
The Matter With Matter : An Interview With Bosco Sodi Rajesh Punj Mexican American artist Bosco Sodi is as much driven by imperfections in the process making part of his work, as he is appreciative of the clean context in which they reappear as artworks. Creating these concentrated crusts of earth and matter, that... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Jun 18th, 2016
INTERVIEW
Mahanadi : An Interview With Birendra Pani Pradosh Mishra For me, what I document and how I imagine and use it in my work is most important. I enjoy the process; I may or may not like the fi nished product. My engagements with the Gotipua and Chhau dance forms are diff erent in nature. Pradosh Mishra: “MAHANADI”... 
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