Modern Art
Arts  /  Published 07.08.20

A vibrant alternative: Jamini Roy 133rd birth anniversary

What ifs are in the realm of idle speculation. But it’s tempting to ponder this one: what if Jamini Roy in his mid-30s, with a fairly successful, if unremarkable, career had not swerved onto a c...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 11.07.20

Unexplored layers in Tagore's art

For a man who’s left a huge body of work behind — which, in turn, generated a massive amount of print — Rabindranath Tagore remains elusively complex. Most educated speakers of the l...
By Rita Datta in

Culture  /  Published 25.06.19

Celebrating 41 years of the Pride flag

The Rainbow Flag—also known as the LGBTQ flag—which is seen as a symbol of pride and activism for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community was first unfurled on June 25, 1978, a...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 10.02.19

Silence of artists ‘hurts’, says Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar has expressed his “hurt” at the silence of the artists at a National Gallery of Modern Art event in Mumbai where he was interrupted on Friday for criticising the culture ministry’s ...
By Arnab Ganguly in Mumbai

India  /  Published 10.02.19

1800 gifts to PM Narendra Modi auctioned

Over 1,800 mementos that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had received were sold at a fortnight-long auction that began last month, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Sunday.It remains unclear how much...
By PTI in New Delhi

Arts  /  Published 07.02.19

Speak up: Art historian tells Indian art world

About 20 years ago, David worked on an initiative titled Contemporary Arab Representations. As she talks about the project, it becomes amply clear that while she is committed to representation, she is...
By Saloni Meghani in

India  /  Published 17.05.19

Artistes feel freedom of expression will be stifled if Modi, BJP return

Five days after a suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF soldiers in Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14, playwright and director Abhishek Majumdar was forced to cancel a play looking at the behaviour of Indian...
By Reuters in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.01.19

Bidding for a piece of Modi

Thirteen’s unlucky,' I remarked as one of the organisers of an auction of gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his term in office handed me a bidding paddle. 'Unlucky for some -- lu...
By Smita Tripathi in New Delhi

Arts  /  Published 30.03.20

Jamini Roy, Sher-Gil at click of a mouse

Lovers of art can now enjoy a virtual tour of the permanent display of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi. The NGMA launched the virtual tour on its website on the eve of its 66...
By in

Arts  /  Published 14.03.19

Modern India traced

The chief curator of the National Museum of Modern Art, Georges Pompidou, Paris, believes the “modern” in India started with the “invention of Calcutta”.Many would say the “modern” in Indi...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


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