Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicIndian art

Topic: Indian art

DAG redefines Indian ‘masterpieces’. Beyond Ravi Varma, there’s Ambadas, Nicholas Roerich

The ‘Iconic Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art’ exhibition in Mumbai brings together 50 works spanning 200 years and an array of artists you wouldn’t normally see under one roof.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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