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Visual Arts
Arts  /  Published 28.05.22

The truth between the lines

An awareness grew while viewing Amritah Sen’s recent show, Wrong Routes, at Ganges Art Gallery: that much of life is, indeed, about routes; routes taken, missed, detoured into, by choice or chan...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 28.05.22

Less is more

Lotus-eyed women, their bodies defined by soft, gentle curves. They could be young mothers, fisherwomen, or daydreaming maidens. Their male counterparts are equally charming, like cuddly soft toys, th...
By Soumitra Das

News  /  Published 27.05.22

iNIFD students work with rural artisans to give designs for look and use

Santorini-inspired coasters: These sea green coasters transport you to the Greek island of Santorini. “The coasters come in multiple sizes and are built on medium-density fibreboard (MDF),&rdquo...
By Brinda Sarkar

Arts  /  Published 21.05.22

The mighty decider of destinies

Paper has, indeed, been a mightier, doughtier decider of destinies than, say, gunpowder: of churches, kings and lords; of superstitions, biases and science. This light, transportable, foldable, slicea...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 21.05.22

Mind’s eye

The Mahabharata has fascinated artists for centuries. It is a seemingly inexhaustible source of subjects. What fascinates the veteran artist, Shuvaprasanna, though, are not the tales of...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

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Arts  /  Published 14.05.22

A dystopian reality

Any mention of Santiniketan evokes a sense of idyll in the Bengali mind. It is, after all, the beloved bard’s abode of peace. Images of red lateritic soil, a slow-flowing Kopai, sonajhuri and eu...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 14.05.22

Different vision

Twin Sisters with Cameras: An exhibition of the works of Debalina Mazumder and Manobina Roy held recently at the Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre of the Centre for Studies in Social Sci...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 07.05.22

Enduring vision

Benode Behari had taken Mozumdar under his wings. In Nepal, where art and craft were indistinguishable, he was groomed by master the craftsman, Kulasundar Shilakarmi, in the late 1940s. Here, he glean...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 07.05.22

Ominous signs

In the middle of the gallery at Birla Academy was a tiny island of rubble with an upright tamper: a common enough sight on city roads that transcends the particular to symbolize serial makeovers of me...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 30.04.22

Broken up

There is now a Wall, said the title of Experimenter’s recent Rathin Burman show. The question that immediately comes to mind is, where’s “there”? The eponymous work, an imposin...
By Rita Datta


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