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Art Review
Arts  /  Published 13.08.22

The dance of brushstrokes

Given the smallish selection of works on view, it’s difficult to identify the artist’s signature, but not so her temperament of buoyant romanticism that Nature & Beyond largely focused...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 13.08.22

Those vivid lines

Debovasha’s exhibition, Study (May 25June 12), of the pencil, charcoal and conte drawings of the renowned portraitist, Atul Bose, was a lesson in art history. According to Kamal Sarkar’s i...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 06.08.22

Between cosmos and earth

Human beings are insignificant and indispensable when it comes to the universe. This paradox is what Jitish Kallat probes in Order of Magnitude, an exhibition hosted by the Ishara Art F...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 23.07.22

Dark thoughts for the mind to battle

Sensitive receptors pick up dark signals for the mind to battle. It’s this Black Cloud of Mind [sic] that the three new members of The Frame unburdened in their recent show at the group&rsq...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 23.07.22

Mapping nature in fluid lines

Colourful, animated and innovative in the manner in which they acted as visual aids to narratives, traditional Indian scroll paintings told stories usually narrated by the artists themselves or by per...
By Soumitra Das

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Arts  /  Published 16.07.22

New lens

There is something otherworldly about the works of Keerti Pooja and Khokan Giri exhibited in Ways of Being (an online show hosted at Emami Art recently). This is, of course, partly owing to their resp...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 09.07.22

Changing the world with art

From theory to praxis and back again for modifications is the circuit of those who shift gears: from interpreting the world to changing it. Well, it isn’t this Marxist prescription that ins...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 09.07.22

Keep it simple

The virtues of simplicity cannot be overstressed. The exhibition, Between The Self and Silhouettes (April 8-June 4) — a rather overloaded title — featuring Soma Das (born 1979) a...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 25.06.22

Laced with irreverent wit

When a creative journey of fifty-plus years unfolds in a retrospective, its period resonance lingers. A painter, print-maker, sculptor, writer and activist, Ashit Paul has been both prolific and plura...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 18.06.22

Ordinary lives, extraordinary pain

In an obscure village in Bangladesh — as late as in the mid-1970s — a little boy would scratch on palm leaves to practise writing Bengali letters. His first lesson in ‘etching’...
By Rita Datta


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