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In new SH Raza biography, Yashodhara Dalmia humanises the iconic artist's life and work
Arts & Culture

In new SH Raza biography, Yashodhara Dalmia humanises the iconic artist's life and work

The biography draws from Dalmia’s long acquaintance with Raza, and her interviews with his colleagues from the Progressive Artists’ Group, such as MF Husain and Krishen Khanna.

Celebrated modernists MF Husain, VS Gaitonde’s artworks to be auctioned in first-ever sale
Arts & Culture

Celebrated modernists MF Husain, VS Gaitonde’s artworks to be auctioned in first-ever sale

Set to be held online on 30-31 March, the auction will have on offer a carefully curated set artworks making an appearance in the auction market for the very first time since they were acquired directly by their present owners from either the artists themselves, or from galleries.

PNB fraud case: Govt to auction rare art belonging to Nirav Modi; MF Husain's work among assets to come under hammer
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PNB fraud case: Govt to auction rare art belonging to Nirav Modi; MF Husain's work among assets to come under hammer

Indian tax authorities raised about $8 million in an auction conducted last year by Saffronart of rare oil paintings that were seized from Modi.

New exhibition of Ebrahim Alkazi's paintings, archival material explores thespian-poet's multifaceted persona
Life

New exhibition of Ebrahim Alkazi's paintings, archival material explores thespian-poet's multifaceted persona

On the occasion of his 94th birthday, Art Heritage, the art gallery Ebrahim Alkazi co-founded with his wife, is hosting an exhibition featuring work from the three solo shows he had of his paintings between 1948 to 1971. If Ebrahim Alkazi wore many hats, this is partly because he was splendidly qualified to do so, says Ranjit Hoskote, the curator of the exhibition

When a fine artist draws a ‘full circle’
India

When a fine artist draws a ‘full circle’

Husain’s ‘Zameen’ will represent India at Venice Biennale; Qatar is exhibiting his works

In 'Modern Indian Painting', collectors Jane and Kito de Boer chronicle their encounters with art
Life

In 'Modern Indian Painting', collectors Jane and Kito de Boer chronicle their encounters with art

Spread across New Delhi, London and Dubai, Jane and Kito de Boer’s collection of modern Indian painting includes at least 1,000 works, making it among the largest of its kind in private hands. A recently released book offers a glimpse into the collector couple’s methodology, passion, and commitment, while simultaneously proposing an art historical understanding of the relevance of their significant collection and contribution.

Rare documentary photographs by Jyoti Bhatt feature MF Husain, Krishen Khanna among others
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Rare documentary photographs by Jyoti Bhatt feature MF Husain, Krishen Khanna among others

Jyoti Bhatt has photographed modern masters from the art fraternity like MF Husain, Nasreen Mohamedi, Himmat Shah, Krishen Khanna, Somnath Hore, NS Bendre amongst many others.

From Raza's canvases to Husain's masterpieces, children must be taught early to appreciate art, say experts
Life

From Raza's canvases to Husain's masterpieces, children must be taught early to appreciate art, say experts

Western countries encourage art appreciation for young children as their artistic communities recognise them as an audience early on. In India, this is still at its nascent stages but the recent past shows that it’s a trend that is surely picking up.

Husain: Portrait of an Artist book review — Ila Pal's biography offers new insights but fails to demystify painter
Life

Husain: Portrait of an Artist book review — Ila Pal's biography offers new insights but fails to demystify painter

Ila Pal had both the access and the advantage of a ringside view to MF Husain's life for close to 50 years

Sooni Taraporevala captures Mumbai's intimate, characteristic visuals in 'Home In The City'
Life

Sooni Taraporevala captures Mumbai's intimate, characteristic visuals in 'Home In The City'

On display are Sooni Taraporevala's picture of MF Husain, as well as a picture of Irrfan Khan taken on the set of Salaam Bombay!

Synchrome — Masters: From MF Husain to SH Raza, a look at Akar Prakar's new art exhibition
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Synchrome — Masters: From MF Husain to SH Raza, a look at Akar Prakar's new art exhibition

Akar Prakar’s Synchrome — Masters brings together some of the most well known Indian artists, and some lesser known ones

Synchrome — Masters, the new art exhibition by Akar Prakar, is both challenging and engaging
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Synchrome — Masters, the new art exhibition by Akar Prakar, is both challenging and engaging

Akar Prakar’s Synchrome — Masters brings together some of the most well known Indian artists alongside some who should be

KH Ara's art wasn't celebrated like Raza, Husain's; a new exhibition hopes to remedy that
Life

KH Ara's art wasn't celebrated like Raza, Husain's; a new exhibition hopes to remedy that

The son of a bus driver, KH Ara cleaned cars for a living, and painted because art was his life. A new exhibition hopes to illuminate his nearly overlooked artistic legacy.

Reanimating Ganesh Pyne’s younger days in the arts: Exhibition highlights artist's early work
Life

Reanimating Ganesh Pyne’s younger days in the arts: Exhibition highlights artist's early work

An ongoing exhibition at Kolkata's Akar Prakar highlights the early animation work of the artist Ganesh Pyne — and prompts a fresh inquiry into how it influenced his later, better known art

50 years of Amul: How an advertisement for butter transformed into witty social commentary
Life

50 years of Amul: How an advertisement for butter transformed into witty social commentary

A new book — Amul India 3.0 published by HarperCollins India — chronicles the metamorphosis of what began as a simple ad campaign for a ubiquitous product like butter, into something that offered valuable social commentary

Krishen Khanna looks back on his friendship with MF Husain: 'He had a great sense of humour'
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Krishen Khanna looks back on his friendship with MF Husain: 'He had a great sense of humour'

In a conversation with Firstpost, Krishen Khanna (one of the leading, and last surviving modernists) held forth on his deep friendship with the late MF Husain, his love for poetry, and how — sadly — his paintings depicting Partition have not had a cathartic effect.

Yusuf Arakkal: Raja Ravi Varma Puraskaram winning artist passes away at 70
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Yusuf Arakkal: Raja Ravi Varma Puraskaram winning artist passes away at 70

Noted artist Yusuf Arakkal passed away on Tuesday, 4 October. He was 70.

Akbar Padamsee's 'Greek Landscape' painting sells for record Rs 19 cr
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Akbar Padamsee's 'Greek Landscape' painting sells for record Rs 19 cr

Contemporary Indian artist Akbar Padamsee set a new high at Saffronart's auction with his work Greek Landscape going under the hammer for Rs 19.19 crore, breaking his earlier record.

SH Raza on the eternal allure of the 'bindu', modern art and MF Husain
Life

SH Raza on the eternal allure of the 'bindu', modern art and MF Husain

SH Raza, the legendary modern Indian artist, never tired of the 'bindu'. He explained why

The man who wasn't there: Why Rajesh Mehra's canvasses suddenly came to an end
Life

The man who wasn't there: Why Rajesh Mehra's canvasses suddenly came to an end

Rajesh Mehra painted and showcased alongside the most well known artists of the country. Why did he then stop painting almost around 40 years ago and has remained largely unknown?