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वसन्त ऋतु – Spring

It’s spring in India. And while the illustration above* is all mildness and white (and indeed the kunda finds mention in a lot of Sanskrit spring poetry) the flowers of spring that are emblematic of the season are quite red … Continue reading

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The Christmas Post

Merry Christmas to everyone and happy holidays! Watercolour by Manishi Dey.

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The Bengal Sari

The stripes and greens of a Bengal sari. All prints by Lalu Prasad Shaw.

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Sadequain

In an interview, he recognized the centrality of these forms to his work: “In the anatomy of these gigantic plants I found the essence of calligraphy. Everything that I have painted since then — a city like Rawalpindi, buildings, a … Continue reading

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Recreating Vintage/Historical Art

Like him or hate him, Raja Ravi Varma remains influential more than a 100 years after his death. Recreating his work seems to be a bit of a thing ranging from the recent Rang Rasiya to Makaramanju to Pushpamala’s photo … Continue reading

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Two Women

The Colours of India: Abanindranath Tagore, Jamuna,1926. [X] Norman Rockwell, Portrait of an Indian art student (1962). [X]

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The Goa Post – 2

Angelo da Fonseca, who was known for his Indianised Christian themed art. The two paintings, dated 1967 and 1959, represent the two most common dress forms worn in India, the sari and the three piece that includes a dupatta and … Continue reading

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