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EDITORIAL

admin Feb 28th, 2015
EDITORIAL
Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the CM of Delhi for a second time, post a historical victory in the assembly elections. A remarkable instance of democracy being exercised truly as it was meant to be. A change is in the air, positive, daring and long overdue. We strive to be part of this change: imperative & applaudable,... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Ganga Spiritual Sojourn : Sidharth Uma Nair A SOLO SHOW BY SIDHARTH AT GALLERY ART KONSULT –INDIA ART FAIR 2015 CURATED BY UMA NAIR Uma Nair explores the spiritual, classical and the cotemporary elements that are juxtaposed skillfully by Sidharth in his epic work Ganga. Ganga-Spiritual Sojourn is an epic work by... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Paresh Maity: The Contemporary Genius Santanu Ganguly Santanu Ganguly strives to explore the journey of prolific artist Paresh Maity, his uncanny proficiency and love for water colour, tracing the beginnings, development, transitions and consistencies and his present inclination towards photography along with his... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Realizing the Removed Actions :Shridhar Iyer Johny ML Between painting or any other kind of creative act there are a few silent moments of performance that often go unnoticed when the final creative product is exhibited for a larger public. These absent moments when re-enacted in a controlled and choreographed situation... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Such a long journey :Balbir Krishan Georgina Maddox Balbir Krishan’s incredible journey as an artist and individual is testimony of the triumph of the human spirit despite crushing odds. Sitting on the floor of his cozy studio in New Delhi’s tony Nizamuddin East colony, Balbir Krishan is finishing his latest canvas.... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
The Inner Circle : Wheel of Life and Other Works of Dako ji Devraj Dr. B. S. Rohini Iyengar Rohini Iyengar elaborates on the calescence of therianthropic imagery and mystical mythological forms and what they convey in the work of Dakoji Devraj. Inhabited by a vast variety of imagery from the natural world with a... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Circle Uncircled : Challenge of Medium and Challenging the Medium of Ceramics Johny ml In Rahul Kumar’s ‘Circle Uncircled’ you come across a constricted galaxy of celestial objects, luminous, kinetic in an illusory way and the inaudible rhythm of rotations emanating from each object, making the viewer a bit... 
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OBITUARY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
OBITUARY
Mrinalini Mukherjee [1949- 2015] Art & Deal Mrinalini Mukherjee, one of India’s most acclaimed contemporary artists passed away on February 2, 2015. Daughter of artists Benode Behari , a pioneer of Bengali modernism and Leela Mukherjee, Mrinalini was born in Bombay in 1949. Having studied painting at... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Feb 28th, 2015
INTERVIEW
Tao Art Gallery: The inspiring Art Space in Mumbai Rajendra Tao Art Gallery, one of the most reputed and influential galleries in Mumbai, is celebrating its 15th anniversary in February this year. The mega art gallery with more than 8000 square feet space including storage facility housed in a picturesque seafacing... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Feb 28th, 2015
INTERVIEW
Shadow Play: The Mysterious World Of Ashish Kumar Das Sumati Gangopadhyay Sumati Gangopadhyay talks to prolific sculptor Ashish Kumar Das seeking to elucidate his learning experiences and to recognize the various influences that instigate his imperious, dramatic and surreal creations. Ashish Kumar Das is a leading... 
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REPORT

admin Feb 28th, 2015
REPORT
Revealing an Eerie Nostalgia- ‘A Yank ’s Memories of Calcutta’ Nandini Moitra Chowringhee Square, The Mohammedian Mosque, Jama Masjid is shown at the left. This is actually one of the quiet moments when GI trucks, taxis, bicycles and other modes of transport can move with comparative freedom. The Second World... 
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REPORT

admin Feb 27th, 2015
REPORT
Jaipur Art Summit Yasra Daud Khoker In the 16th and 17th century Europe, it was considered upscale to have a ‘Wunderkammern’; a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ or a ‘wonder chamber’ in your house. This cabinet was a room that displayed unique, noteworthy objects from various fields of study and also illuminated... 
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REPORT

admin Feb 27th, 2015
REPORT
The summit of art – intellectua ls : Artists’ Workshop at SSVAD Anirban Dhar “Man is a singular creature. He has a set of gifts which make him unique among animals: so that, unlike them, he is not a figure in the landscape – he is a shaper of the landscape. In body and in mind he is the explorer of nature.... 
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PHOTO FEATURE

admin Feb 27th, 2015
PHOTO FEATURE
Dev Kamal Dutta Farmers toil ceaselessly year after year in the verdant soil to cultivate food. Providing for the masses, their own struggle continues every single day, striving for a mere existence; battling with poverty. Their burdens only too evident in the lines on their faces. The vendors that obtain their crops... 
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REVIEW

admin Feb 27th, 2015
REVIEW
‘Rock the Void’ Josef Dabernig Retrospective Exhibition at MUMOK Preeti Kathuria [Vienna] “If simplicity were the one overriding goal of art, evenly stained canvases or perfect cubes would be the most desirable art objects” (Arnheim, 1974, p. 410). The work of Josef Dabernig echoes with such... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Feb 4th, 2015
EDITORIAL
Art & Deal, having completed 75 issues, looks back and brings to its readers some of the best of its earlier pieces of writing. We have tried to trace history chronologically to make an interesting, more coherent read. The present issue is thus a compilation of some of the finest of articles from our previous... 
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The Best Of - 75
Deep Breathings : Sohan Qadri Keshav Malik It so happened, that even as I looked at Sohan’s present work, this very week, against a panorama of a large body of works by different hands, the coincidence only helped me, in sundry ways, to grasp a facet of his art better—or so I imagined. Many of the works of... 
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Manjit Bawa Dr. Seema Bawa Manjit Bawa was a painter of great repute with a well-founded conviction in his own creative self and that is the reason that he excelled at other creative pursuits that brought him accolades and fame. He was indeed an excellent cook, who had great patience in the kitchen, layering his dishes... 
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Nasreen Mohamedi Mortimer Chatterjee Nasreen Mohamedi remains an enigma to much of the Indian and international art world: this despite being regarded by some as one of the most important artists of her generation and acknowledged as such in Documenta 2008 where she was accorded a full retrospective. There are a number... 
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Bhupen Khakhar: The “Gay ” Politics And Artistry Shivaji K. Panikkar “Queer” Exposures: The artist Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2003), eventually “came out of the closet” by gathering his strength for a gradual disclosure from the inter-national gay liberation movement, especially its manifestations... 
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Explorations in Art and Style : N. S. Bendre Rajesh Singh A comprehensive account of the artistic explorations of a painter forms an important part of the art critical enterprise, which must necessarily employ an objective and analytical approach to be able to be factual and informative for posterity. The famous art... 
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Space , Colour and the Cabalistic Ciphers : Jagdish Swaminathan Pranamita Borgohain Authentic spirituality is revolutionary. It does not legitimate the world, it breaks the world; it does not console the world, it shatters it. And it does not render the self content, it renders it undone. - Ken Wilber If we take... 
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Experiences of Grace , States of Illumination : The Paintings of Jehangir Sabavala Ranjit Hoskote A portfolio is, literally, a collection of leaves that you can carry with you. The word is veined with the pleasures of selecting a favourite image, dwelling on an intriguing detail, juxtaposing images from different periods... 
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The Thinking Eye Dr. Ashrafi S. Bhagat ‘A painter of the quiet reaches of the imagination.’ Richard Bartholomew INTRODUCTION From the early 1920s, the impact of European Modernism had been felt on Indian art, evident in the cubist works of Gaganendranath Tagore and the surrealist dream like imagery of Rabindranath... 
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Tyeb Mehta : Legacy Extraordinaire Shabari Choudhury His was a quiet revolution. At a time when the ‘progressives’ of India’s art world were clamouring to claim a language of their own, the contained, silent voice of Tyeb Mehta splintered the canvas of modern Indian art, much like the diagonals in his paintings.... 
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Francis Newton Souza : An Artist With A Tormented Soul Dr. Ashrafi S. Bhagat “The man who exposes himself is always alone” Geeta Kapur. Francis Newton Souza a prolific painter is a household name within the artistic milieu of the country. His name evokes paintings which have remained a dominant trope of this genius’s... 
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Color s conforming to a spiritual vibration Pranamita Borgohain Syed Haider Raza is one of the senior most live artists of today. He started his journey as the Moderns leading the Progressive Artist Group in 1945 being one of the founder members, he still endures as one of the most significant and sheer artists of... 
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Relevance Of Husain K.Bikram Singh When time accelerates not only future events hurtle towards us faster, even the events of recent past disappear into oblivion more rapidly. It was only on June 9 last year that Maqbool Fida Husain died in a London hospital far away from India, his motherland that had forced him into... 
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The Awaiting Shabhari*: Cholamandal Artists’ Village (or , expectations for theoretical specifications ) H.A. Anil Kumar It is (beyond) a high time that the centenary celebration of artist/tutor K.C.S. Panikkar (1911-1976), the founder spirit behind Cholamanadal art village, is overdue. The reason as to why such... 
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The “Calcutta Group” (1943-1953) Dr. Sanjay Mallik ….. In the West, kings have long been dethroned and the reins of the State have passed into the hands of the common man. Today the artists no longer decorate the baroque palaces of kings or the interior of the chapels but work independently in their... 
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A Many Splendoured Personality : Prodosh Dasgupta Ajit Kumar Dutta An artist essentially, yet by other counts Pradosh Dasgupta (1912- 1991) was many things rolled into one. A sculptor reputed for skill and pioneering zeal, he proved himself an inspiring teacher and able art commentator, yet no less known for his administrative... 
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A Romantic Visionary : Gopal Ghose Sandip Sarkar Gopal Ghose died two days before Ramkinkar Baij, on 20 July 1980. Ghose was Baij’s younger contemporary and shared Baij’s attitude to life. Their patterns of living were different. The older artist had lived most of his life in the cloistered atmosphere... 
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The Best Of -75

admin Feb 4th, 2015
The Best Of -75
Sunil Janah : Chronicling Life Shabari Choudhury The transformation of a photograph into an iconic image often takes place in retrospect. A photograph derives meaning as much from what is absent or left out as from what is present or captured within the frame. Choosing the ‘right’ moment in the continuum of time... 
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Verve and Intensity of Experience in the works of Zainul Abedin, Chittaprosad Bhattacharya and Somnath Hore Preeti Kathuria A few young artists felt the exigency to react to the appalling reality of human suffering in Bengal in the 1940s. Zainul Abedin (1914-76), Chittaprosad Bhattacharya (1915–78) and Somnath Hore... 
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