• Reflections and Representations

      Ganesh Haloi’s recent set of paintings are drawn as symbols that bear resemblance to musical notations. The calligraphic forms typify all that is reminiscent of what he had seen in the past. From the selection, it is certain that Haloi’s method of representation does not entirely rely on resemblance. His aim is not to …

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  • The Breaking of the Fourth wall, Dadaism and Manir Mrittik

    One of the greatest intriguing concepts that has faced the modern metaphysical philosophy as well as Aesthetics is the fourth wall. The concept that credited to French Art Critic, Philosopher and playwright: Denis Diderot in the 1750s acknowledged the existence of an imaginary wall between the art and the audience. In any form of art, …

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  • Memories Bereft of Colour

    Chittaprosad’s (1915- 1978) art practice could be apprehended as experiences and accounts of the time he had spent in the rural districts of India participating in anti-fascist protest movements alongside the tribal communities. His black and white sketches and texts serve as a travel journal of 1943-1944 exposing the nightmarish terror in different regions of …

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  • Of Cities and Images

    Democratization of Art is desperately required in Indian cities. Not only does it take away the grey of the city but it has the potential to affect each individual personally. Democratization requires art to be taken out of its closet and placed in regions which can accommodate people from different sections of the society. Street …

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  • Newer Forms and the Tagores

    Alas, one cannot gather much information upon googling Gaganendranath Tagore. Dates recording the significant events in his life are rare; the search results are uncanny considering how active he had been in the public sphere of Bengal. This lukewarm search result is sure to remind one about the event which had taken place very many …

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