Visual Arts
Arts  /  Published 03.07.20

A fascinating montage of mixed media

In Touch is a collaborative platform created by galleries to present online exhibitions at a time when gallery shows are impossible owing to the pandemic. Twelve galleries mostly based in Delhi and Mu...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 12.06.20

An eclectic feast: More than hundred maestros online

Over 46 days from April 15, Birla Academy treated those in isolation during the lockdown to a serialized art feast comprising works by around 108 artists, almost all of them taken from its own collect...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 05.06.20

Messages in contrasts during a pandemic

While industrialists and environmentalists have been looking at the dark and the bright sides of the lockdown, Calcutta’s Emami Art Gallery invited patrons to visit Black, White and More. Virtually,...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 16.05.20

Honesty and humour in Laluprasad Shaw’s work

Those familiar with Laluprasad Shaw’s work may have, at first glance, felt disappointed with the exhibition, My Play With Crayons, presented by Debovasha (February 6-March 1). A feeling of déjà vu...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 16.05.20

Dark colours in furtive depths

Confronting the viewer on the wall across the entrance to Experimenter Gallery (Gariahat) is this 78” X 60” oil on linen, Sirens . Obelisks of scabby greys, browns and sooty greens sheath a raw fl...
By Rita Dutta in

Arts  /  Published 08.05.20

Unending nights, death's second self

Sometimes, an image of utter simplicity can represent a timeless narrative. Chhatrapati Dutta, who participated in the annual show of Painters ‘80 at the Academy of Fine Arts in March as a guest art...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 14.03.20

Mind, matter and history

Erasure: Time’s sport with the mind, with inert matter and, of course, history; deletions to refine expressions; brutal excisions to re-fashion narratives of the past, like the air-brushed photograp...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 08.02.20

Innovative touch

It is impossible not to be impressed by the creativity and innovative spirit of the traditional craftsmen who participated in the exhibition, Spirit of India (December 7-16, 2019), conceptualized by I...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 17.01.20

Exploring pain: A tribute to Dinkar Kowshik

The rootedness and the reaching-out that mark the Visva Bharati ethos is apparent in Dinkar Kowshik (1918-2011) himself. After all, he’d imbibed its searching eclecticism as a student in the 1940s, ...
By Rita Datta in

North East  /  Published 29.12.19

Artists’ plea to maintain aesthetics

Visual artists and photographers have expressed disappointment over construction activities in tourist spots, which have spoiled the aesthetics of the spots.This was spoken of at an award function org...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong


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