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Visual Arts
Arts  /  Published 18.07.20

Rich harvest of everyday moments

The virtual tour of its Ramkinkar Baij collection that the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, offers on the master’s 115th birth anniversary highlights not just the virile individualism of a...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 04.07.20

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

Arts  /  Published 20.06.20

Days of doom in vivid imagery

The title of Delhi-based Shrine Empire’s online show, Speculations on a New World Order, curated by Anushka Rajendran (April 6-May 20) gives adequate indication that it is all about these unpreceden...
By Soumitra Das

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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


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