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EDITORIAL

admin Jan 6th, 2016
EDITORIAL
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” The editor welcomes the year 2016 with an interactive essence, and a notable spirit to bring out the artist in you. The notion that I am going to put forward is ‘the making of a VISUAL ARTIST’. In the words of Pablo Picasso, ‘Every child is an artist.... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Jan 6th, 2016
SNIPPETS
Chamba Rumal: Life to a Dying Art Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in collaboration with Delhi Crafts Council A unique traditional art form, the Chamba Rumal is an embroidered square cloth from Chamba in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The exhibition presents recreated Chamba Rumals which are a skillful blend of miniature painting... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jan 6th, 2016
COVER STORY
Accumulated Consciousness: An interview with Hema Upadhyay Rajesh Punj Mumbai based artist Hema Upadhyay appears utterly affected by the cityscape, as she explains of movement and migration as though it were a modern disease inflicted upon the masses. As they haplessly criss-cross the world as a consequence of conflict,... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Jan 6th, 2016
INTERVIEW
AN Interview with Dr. Nick Merriman Preeti Kathuria Preeti Kathuria: What according to you is the biggest obligation of a public museum towards its public who supports it through their taxes? Nick Merriman: The greatest obligation of a public museum is to engage with the ideas that emanate from its collection. Although... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Jan 6th, 2016
INTERVIEW
AN AWAKENING The women’s project – Q & A with the participants Lina Vincent Sunish Preeti Kathuria: What according to you is the biggest obligation of a public museum towards its public who supports it through their taxes? Nick Merriman: The greatest obligation of a public museum is to engage with the ideas... 
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OBITUARY

admin Jan 6th, 2016
OBITUARY
Hema Upadhyay [1972 - 2015] Art & Deal correspondent “I produce realistic form-based works, often as a construct of the ‘truth’ or ‘reality’ that surround us “- Hema Upadhyay A painter, a printmaker, an installation artist, a sculptor and then finally ‘a VISUAL ARTIST’, that’s how Hema... 
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ESSAY

admin Jan 6th, 2016
ESSAY
Geometrical patterns as work of folk art in Haryana -a sub regional study Ranbir Singh Patterns created in geometrical forms that became part of the folklore of the village communities settled long ago in various sub-regions of modern Haryana –a north Indian State of India, survived only because they became essential... 
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REPORT

admin Jan 6th, 2016
REPORT
“Mezzaterra ” 12th Solo Exhibition of Indrapramit Roy Anindya Kanti Biswas The exhibition titled, ‘Mezzaterra’, artworks of the famous Indrapramit Roy, transformed Kolkata into a mystical land. ‘Mezzaterra’, as the name suggest means either middle or common ground. According to him “I prefer common ground.... 
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REVIEW

admin Jan 6th, 2016
REVIEW
Rustic Resonance: Striking a chord of bountiful imagination An exhibition of artworks of Gopal Ghose Apurva Sinha ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’-John Keat ‘I love all beauteous things nurtured by that powerful emotion which stimulates a painter to paint’, is what my mind declared after taking an exceptional... 
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REVIEW

admin Jan 6th, 2016
REVIEW
The Silent call of the Earth by Achia Anzi [DELHI] Apurva sinha Do you have an answer to what is existence? Looking to a work of art for an answer? I’ll not say that all of your puzzled thoughts would probably get a correct answer, but yes you will definitely get a vision to experience things differently, some might... 
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REVIEW

admin Jan 6th, 2016
REVIEW
Kesa-vinyas- ‘A peep into the genesis art of hair-dressing in India’ [DELHI] Apurva Sinha When you see an exquisite piece of artwork, it must bring back multiple memories from the past history, giving strength to your cultural moorings. An innovative dialogic blend of ‘atman’ and ‘brahm’, ‘kala’ found... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Dec 16th, 2015
EDITORIAL
‘Blowing of cold winds and rustling of trees, the year’s closing with numerous promising developments’. Is having an eye for art an old fashioned trend? The highlights of the year 2015 show that the year has been a paragon of experimentation. ArtDeal Auction house began its journey this past January and with... 
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& SNIPPETS

admin Dec 16th, 2015
& SNIPPETS
& SNIPPETS Gerald Wilde : From the Abyss 27 November 2015 – 30 January 2016 October Gallery presents From the Abyss, an exhibition of Gerald Wilde’s paintings comprising his early wartime works of the 1940s to his re-emergence in the 1970s and 80s, his final years. Wilde scoured the depths of his psyche... 
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COVER STORY

admin Dec 16th, 2015
COVER STORY
A Satirical demand for time-bound Graffiti and Street Art: Art on Public Walls and Streets in Bengaluru H.A. Anil Kumar To represent what one wants to but doesn’t wish to be identified as its author, due to the pleasure inherent in its anonymity, is being graffiti artist.-Anon When the BBMP (City Corporation of Bengaluru)... 
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COVER STORY

admin Dec 16th, 2015
COVER STORY
Street Art- A perceptible trend to rekindle social cognizance Apurva Sinha “I have always paid a great deal of attention to what happens on walls. When I was young I often even copied graffiti”- Pablo Picasso Wide walls, artistic valour, immense energy free-spirited soul, varied mediums, an artistic imagery, a... 
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COVER STORY

admin Dec 16th, 2015
COVER STORY
Paris: Beauty of Graffiti – ART & DEAL CORRESPONDENT History shows that the street art flourished in the 1980s. Two pioneers are at work: Blek le Rat, stencil painter who was inspired by a cartoon character, Blekle Rock, and Jérôme Mesnager, known for its white man, “a symbol of light, strength and... 
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COVER STORY

admin Dec 16th, 2015
COVER STORY
Establishing The Public Space as a Canvas Aastha Duggal Today’s Indian street art takes on the same mission with its inclination towards social commentary. From matters of civic welfare to implications of political conditions, street artists choose to address various subjects of concern, often with a satirical disposition... 
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ESSAY

admin Dec 16th, 2015
ESSAY
Interior Monologues : Surendran Nair Uma Nair It was in September 2000 that Surendran Nair hit headlines for a brilliant work entitled “An actor rehearsing the interior monologue of Icarus”. This work was part of a curated show at NGMA called `Combine’. While the government threw up a tirade and withdrew... 
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ESSAY

admin Dec 16th, 2015
ESSAY
Bhimbetka- A Journey From Pre-Historic Socio-Cultural Habitat To A World Heritage Entity Apurva Sinha “Like a painted wall falsely delighting the mind” - Maitri Upanishad On 24th November, Google celebrated the 41st anniversary of the discovery of Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) the first hominid discovered... 
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ESSAY

admin Dec 16th, 2015
ESSAY
Of Fibre Deities And Many Voiced Design: Mrinalini Mukherjee Aparna Roy Baliga Women as sculptors did not get the required visibility. The physical act of sculpting was mostly thought as that which belonged to the men, and the names of women sculpting were hardly found. Mrinalini Mukherjee’s journey as a sculptor... 
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PROFILE

admin Dec 16th, 2015
PROFILE
Josh P. S. : Artist with an Eye for Markers of Time and History DR. Nuzhat Kazmi In todays India we must respect Historical tenacity and validity as never before. Scientific temper and deep rooted reverence for the knowledge area called History itself is under intimidation, with respected world renowned historians... 
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PROFILE

admin Dec 16th, 2015
PROFILE
Kalabhakesari : Urban Ruins Uma Nair “My work is about struggle, it’s about the cages we are put into because society slots us and gives us a place according to the money we have, the people we know. We are not given a place because of what our mental capability is. I am looking at life with all its dishonesty... 
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REVIEW

admin Dec 16th, 2015
REVIEW
Industrious Illustrations@ India International Centre [DELHI] Uma Nair It was during my winter time at New York that I would look for exhibitions of just drawings. The person who introduced me to the world of drawings was my friend Francis Newton Souza, and he had told me of the nonprofit ‘Drawing Center’ with... 
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REVIEW

admin Dec 16th, 2015
REVIEW
1 L0tus 8 Seon/Zen Buddhism and Achrya Bodhidharma Art works from Korea [DELHI] Insang Song The number 108 has a very significant spiritual meaning in Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. It is a number that symbolically represents all the worldly desires. The ultimate aim of the Buddha’s teaching is to be free... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Nov 25th, 2015
EDITORIAL
The entire country is in festive mood and twirling with ecstasy, of course the festivals make you lively and joyous. With the Goddess Durga’s advancement on an elephant and departure in a palanquin, the festival of lights is approaching to brighten up your lives. Sadly, last month, an eminent artist, Shamshad Husain,... 
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COVER STORY

admin Nov 25th, 2015
COVER STORY
At the heart of the 56th Biennale di Venezia is a consideration of the state of things Art & Deal International Correspondent Okwui Enwezor, director of the Biennale and curator of the international exhibition, organized a show that pushes his audience to ponder the occasionally tenuous relationship between art... 
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COVER STORY

admin Nov 25th, 2015
COVER STORY
Sunset at Shanti Niketan-Jehangir Art Gallery : Sanjay Bhattacharya Uma Nair Imagine standing before canvasses that are bathed in golden, warm sunlight with the setting sun burning in its coppery sheen like Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s narrative in The Ancient Mariner.12 canvasses painted in a monumental fashion, a... 
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OBITUARY

admin Nov 25th, 2015
OBITUARY
Shamshad Husain-[1946 - 2015] Art & Deal Correspondent “I think drawing and painting human figures is not very easy, but what matters is the empathy one has, and it is this that I seek to express.” ... 
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ESSAY

admin Nov 25th, 2015
ESSAY
Vaishnava Moorings-A speculative thought rendered through the sculptures of Udayagiri Hills, Vidisa, Madhya Pradesh Apurva Sinha The ancient city of Vidisa (Vaishyanagar) or ‘Vedisgiri’’, popular for many aeons is credited for the nascence of Vaishnava edifices. Located at the confluence of river Betwa &... 
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ESSAY

admin Nov 25th, 2015
ESSAY
An Unforgettable Chapter in Indian Art: Kshitindranath Majumder Anindya Kanti Biswas Abdur Rahaman Chughtai is the greatest artist till now in Pakistan. Young Kshitindranath again returned to Allahabad town after completion of art education in Govt. Art School. The highest post of Fine Arts in Allahabad University... 
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REPORT

admin Nov 25th, 2015
REPORT
Fundraiser for the Elephants of India Art & Deal Correspondent Elephants are folk divinities in three major religions, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Gautama the Buddha descended in the form of a white elephant, mothers of Jain Tirathankars saw elephants in their dreams and Ganesha, the elephant-God is widely... 
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REPORT

admin Nov 25th, 2015
REPORT
Binoy Varghese-Art Bahrain Uma Nair Binoy Varghese is at best an artist who combines Classical and Modern Painting Skills to create hyper realist works. His works at ART BAHRAIN are produced with his superb, signature techniques: the layering of rich colors with a matte finish; the black and shiny hair contrasted... 
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REPORT

admin Nov 25th, 2015
REPORT
Art & The City: A Venue of Representational Dilemma H.A. Anil Kumar While offering the hard copy of the invitation to his first solo show at Alliance Francoise (Bengaluru) recently (September 2015), Saleem Shoyab, a recent post-graduate from the College of Fine Arts (Chitrakala Parishath), had an explanation and... 
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REPORT

admin Nov 25th, 2015
REPORT
Ahoy Aboard! From the Galleries at India Art Festival 2015 Sushma Sabnis The eagerly awaited India Art Festival 2015, at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai brings to the art lovers an annual art and aesthetic platter with art galleries and individual artists booths lined up on two floors of the building. The hugely popular art... 
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