Harshada Arvind Kolapkar was born in 1979 and graduated with a G.D.Art in painting-1999 (Raheja School of Art, Mumbai); Graphic Diploma -1999 (L.S. Raheja School Of Art Mumbai); and Dip-A-ed-2000(Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune). She has received several awards notably the Best sketching Award-1999 (Raheja School of Art, Mumbai); Best Landscape Award-2000 (Rohan Builder, Pune); Best sketching Award-2000 (Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune): Best Student of the Year-2000 (Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune). She has participated in the Monsoon Show at  Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai-2000;  Chatak Show Worli ,Mumbai-2000; Monsoon Show, Baja Art Gallery Mumbai-2000; Birla Art Acadamy,Mumbai-2000…. Read Article →

The study of draughtsmanship by the young Adimoolam started at the College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai where he spent 5 of his formative years.  A series of black and white drawings done in a variety of mediums during this period show his effortless mastery even as a student. Some fine examples of drawings from this period in the 1960’s exist with collectors. At the college he came under the influence of his teachers Dhanapal, Santhanaraj and Munuswamy. Their graceful lines, their understanding of the inner structure of a drawing, their vast knowledge of South… Read Article →

Marriage was the first act in the formation of clans, community and society, and its traditional rituals was first performed in the painting of the prehistoric rock shelters where the nomadic hunter gatherer habited. Such a tradition is evidenced in the prehistoric rock art (10,000 B.C) in the hilly ranges of Hazaribgah and Chatra districts in north Jharkhand, where the painted shelters are known as Khovar (Kho- cave, Var-bridal couple) or cave of the bridal couple. This was first brought to light in 1991 when Bulu Imam (Convenor Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural… Read Article →

art exhibition in New Delhi

The changing urban landscape, its crowded concrete structures repeated ad infinitum still has an allure for so many that flock to the cities from the idyllic villages in the hinterland. These artists too see a cityscape that mesmerizes both in terms of shape and colour and this in turn is reflected in their recent paintings. They have tried to bring to our notice the degradation of the city and its natural habitat. That this exhibition is being held at the India Habitat Centre a unique centre for environmental studies is heartwarming. Gurudas shenoy who graduated… Read Article →

DATTA BANSODE (b.1969 – 2017) A little boy of eight in a Municipal School in Latur, Maharashtra, quickly learns that skill is power of a sort: unlike his classmates he can draw well and his teacher often calls him to draw on the black board for the others to copy. Sharing the teacher’s platform for a few months, he feels special, different from the others. For Datta, these were the first stirrings. He decided to develop this skill. His first teachers were the Buddhist monks, neighbours, settled as close to the Ajanta Ellora caves as… Read Article →

A Collateral Exhibition at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, ‘Axis of Secret Histories / All this Comes Back’ curated by Ratnadeep Adivrekar for the Bombay Art Society delves deep into history. A secret or shadow history is a revisionist interpretation of either fictional or real history, which is been intentionally suppressed or disregarded by established scholars. Secret history is also used to describe an alternative interpretation of documented facts that portrays a drastically different motivation or backstory from established historical event. The exhibition is inside a former spice warehouse located in the historical Jew Street in Mattancherry, which forms part of today’s Kochi…. Read Article →

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to honour Ganesha’s birthday. Goddess Parvati created Ganesha out of dirt off her body and set him to guard her door while she bathed. Shiva returned home at that time but Ganesha stopped him from entering. An angry Shiva severed the head of Ganesha. Shiva promised Parvati that Ganesha, their younger son, will live again. Shiva then instructed his helpers to go and get the head of someone who was sleeping with their head pointing to the north. The search party could manage only the head of an elephant, which Shiva… Read Article →

The Bay is an executive lifestyle zone encompassing premium shopping and dining options, an amphitheatre, an art gallery, a health and sport centre with relaxation as its goal. It’s a social hub open to both the RMZ Ecoworld users and visitors. The bay blurs the boundary of the work zone by spilling out into the leisure zone. Work in this ambience would not be a chore but would in fact encourage productivity and be a place that the work-force would look forward going to. RMZ Foundation’s site-specific art collection, put together by Dr. Premila Baid… Read Article →

The African Portraits, Mahesh Shantaram’s most recent body of work, documents the lives of African students living in India in a series of intimate portraits. Following an increasing number of racial attacks in India in the recent past, and particularly spurred by the shocking attack of a young Tanzanian woman by a mob in January 2016 in Bangalore, the artist set out on a project to increase awareness of the everyday racism and discrimination faced by Africans in India. With this project, Shantaram, a subjective-documentary photographer turns to formal portraiture for the first time. Beginning… Read Article →

Anil Relia, an Arts major in Serigraphy, Photography and Applied Arts from M S University, Baroda started the graphic studio now known as Archer in 1978. Archer is a professional studio that has published the serigraphs of some of India’s leading artists. How did it all begin? This started in 1994. M F Husain was the artist who first motivated him to venture into creating a limited edition serigraph of a painting that he would specifically create for this purpose. Having successfully collaborated with M F Husain, other celebrated artists like Jogen Chowdhury, Raza, Vaikuntam,… Read Article →

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