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A file photo of Singapore-based art enthusiast S. Vijay Kumar. | Photo by special arrangement

Vijay Kumar, the art blogger & enthusiast who helped Modi bring back 157 artefacts from US

The US handed over 157 artefacts and antiquities during PM Modi’s three-day visit. India Pride Project co-founder S. Vijay Kumar played a big role in ‘hunting’ these down.

How love, war and Mughal fine art inspired Kangra painting

In ‘Painting in the Kangra Valley’, Vijay Sharma analyses how Mughal traditions influenced paintings of the Guler and Kangra courts.

Nepotism is key in musical gharanas too. But anger only for Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death put Bollywood’s nepotism in spotlight. But feudal sites with the power to break young careers have been the hallmark of classical gharanas too.
Art Chain India, an initiative of artists Purvai Rai and Ayesha Singh | #ArtChainIndia Instagram

ArtChainIndia, a peer-support movement helping artists tide over the Covid crisis

The social media initiative encourages artists to sell their work directly on Instagram & support fellow artists by buying their work.
Jamini Roy | Graphic: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Jamini Roy, one of India’s ‘national treasures’ who never sold paintings for more than Rs 350

Considered the father of modern Indian art, Jamini Roy was always inspired by rural India and rejected his training to discover his own artistic style.
File photo of Kito de Boer and his wife Jane | Facebook

A McKinsey executive built a 1,000-piece Indian art collection. Now he’s selling

Christie’s in New York will auction 83 works, with an additional 70 lots up for sale in an online auction. The estimate of the auctions is $4.9 million.
Courtesy: Ashish Khokar, curator, Mohan Khokar Dance Collection, IGNCA

Uday Shankar: Father of modern Indian dance who never learnt how to dance

Uday Shankar, the pioneer of Indian non-classical dance forms who enthralled western audiences with his unique style, died this day in 1977.
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Celebrating Nandalal Bose, artist who rejected everything British & designed India’s constitution

The face of Swadeshi artistic movement, the Bengal School of Art, Bose projected Indian subjects in his art that drew from the Bengali folk traditions.
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Tyeb Mehta’s ‘Kali’ fetches a record Rs 26.4 crore

Mehta surpassed his previous record of the 1994 Untitled painting (Woman on Rickshaw) which was sold for Rs 22.99 crore.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.