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20140326233304-00120140327 NGMA and the Amrita Sher-Gill retrospective  
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Amrita Sher-Gil at National Gallery Of Modern Art - NGMA Bengaluru March 30th - April 30th
Posted 4/15/14

Let me start with a small proviso which may get me booted out of your reading list. I saw the exhibition at the NGMA in New Delhi. However, given my views on the Bangalore NGMA (http://dillikidiva24.blogspot.in/2012/12/name-that-city.html), I'm pretty sure the exhibition will be similiar. ah well, here goes nothing.. If theres one painter from India people have heard of, chances are that it's Amrita Sher-Gill. She lived for only 28 years (1913- 1941) across two continents in four countries, was famous for her personal life (... [more]

20130925093032-photo0367 How many solos does it take to make a group show?  
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SUNRITA BASU, Ritarupa Bhattacharya, Moumita Sarkar Das, Shibashish Das, Ratnadeep Deb, Somava Dutta, Sweta Haldar, Souvik Roy at Birla Academy of Art & Culture September 24th, 2013 - September 29th, 2013
Posted 9/25/13

After the first quick round of Art Synthesis, the eyes quickly bookmark certain works and artists for the latter, slower rounds but the mind, hungry for a single thread of narrative, doesn't find any. On contemplation, that turns out to be the mind's problem, not the artists'. So used our minds are with picking up a curator's text on entrance and viewing the entire exhibition through that lense, that they suddenly feel ill-at-ease when they have to be the meaningmakers themselves. It turns out tha... [more]

Maharaja Ranjit Singh's portrait by Sobha Singh on auction  
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2/25/11 Posted 2/25/11

(Excerpt from 'Sobha Singh's painting goes for auction at Sotheby's' posted on NEWKERALA.COM, Feb. 2011. Found on http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-155508.html) Sir Sobha Singh is a renowned artist in sikh community. His paintings of sikh gurus are most famous. A portrait of Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh made by celebrated artist Sobha Singh will go under hammer in the US in March, an official of Singh's art gallery said Friday. The painting has been listed for auction at the re... [more]

Rangoli: Drawings on the floor  
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10/21/10 Posted 10/21/10

(Excerpt from 'Rangoli: Traditional Floor Art' posted by Chris Chopp on Full Stop India, Sept. 2010. Found on http://www.fullstopindia.com/2010/09/rangoli-traditional-floor-art-of-india/) The traditional Indian art of decorating the entrance floor of the house. Commonly referred to as Rangoli, the very old practice of drawing colorful floor art in symmetrical patterns at the entrance of homes, temples or other buildings dates back more than 4500 years. The original act served as an offer... [more]

Adity sowing seeds (international artist village camp)2009  
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Maria Rebecca Ballestra, vagaram choudhary, Chiman dangi, Bhupat dudi, Corina Gertz, Judit Hettema, Aditi Kulkarni, Lucrecia Pittaro, Rajesh pullawar, Yamauchi Terue at Village Sar December 12th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 2/21/10

An international artist workshop was organized at Sar village, 35 kilometers from Jodhpur from 12th to 22nd December 2009. There were 12 participants, from India and abroad. The 10-day workshop comprised of interacting and conducting workshops with villagers, displaying the creative talents by using available raw materials from the village and creating their own work of art.Different project topics were selected by the artists such as a study enabling the use of colour and textiles in this dry an... [more]


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