“I am an Indian and a painter. That’s all.” – Maqbool Fida Husain Art is a way to find and lose yourself. Well, here’s an opportunity to do that and more in the company of 10 Indian masterpieces that will vividly remind you how much there is to appreciate in
“When I feel I’m telling the truth, then there is no restraint.” ~ Bhupen Khakhar On Bhupen Khakhar His paintings were so odd, strange, weird…the formation, the figuration, the subject matter, the colours… everything the way he saw it was full of humour and wit. ~Atul Dodiya at Salon: Art
“Balloons are fragile so putting our aspirations in them is a way of conveying how ephemeral these objects that we chase are.” – Reema Saini Kallat Reena Saini Kallat is a visual artist. She was born in 1973 in New Delhi. She is immersed in and inspired by the circle
With a few slashing lines and a raw, expressive energy, Francis Newton Souza stripped away all traces of artifice. Be it the sluts or the suits, the seamy side of life or the steamy, the gnomish, pox-scarred boy from Goa who went on to become one of the first Indian
“Art should always give you happiness and (convey the) glory of life. That is the fundamental point of any art.” – Paresh Maity What you learn, you break, likes to say Paresh Maity. For Maity, the journey from Tamluk in Midnapore to the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition to Tate Britain,
“One of the most decisive moments of my life was the time my mother gave me a sum of Rs 1,300 and challenged me to leave home to pursue my hobby. She was the only person who believed I was meant for something remarkable” ~ Wajid Khan Paper boats and rainwater
Tyeb Mehta was the first Indian contemporary artist whose works were sold for over a million dollars. Furthermore, he also led to what eventually became the great Indian art boom in the country. An extremely self-critical painter, Tyeb Mehta had set such high standards for himself that for every painting
Calligraphy — an art so ancient, its origins can be traced back to the very beginning of written language itself. Having grown in stature in India in the recent past, calligraphy’s importance is finally being recognised in our country, both as a hobby and a viable career option as well.