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Why I Love Art: Greedy Eyes, Hungry Bengal

A writer seeks to uncover the history and emotional experiences of her family, community and nation, through the works of Chittaprosad.

Tanvi Dhariwal

India's Most Expensive Artists

A glimpse at the leading artists of the country and their artworks that hold the record of being the most expensive paintings to have been sold in the history of Indian art.

Krittika Kumari

A Cuisine Born Through the Whims of a King

Read about the culinary legacy of the Awadhi kingdom, which was a confluence of trade, travel and art that flourished through the Indian subcontinent before the advent of the British.

Sharanya Deepak
Serpentine Tales

Serpentine Tales

Animals have always been powerful symbols – in religious traditions, nationalist narratives, as storytelling devices, popular emojis and a myriad of other instances.

Shilpa Vijayakrishnan
Creatures of Culture: The Animal World in Art

Creatures of Culture: The Animal World in Art

Our interest in the animal world is as old as time. Even before we learnt how to farm or build houses, we were drawing animals in our cave walls, spinning magical stories around them and venerating them in our shrines. Learn more about the representation of the animal world in Indian art.

Shubhasree Purkayastha
Dreamscapes: Arpita Singh

Dreamscapes: Arpita Singh

Born in pre-Independent India, in pre-partition West Bengal, Arpita Singh ranks among India’s most prominent contemporary artists. For an artist not given to complex explanations of her own art, Singh’s paintings are quite complex – both in themes and in colour palettes.

Shubhasree Purkayastha
On A Roll!

On A Roll!

Who does not like stories? From the earliest humans drawing mysterious motifs on cave walls to an online video gone viral – we are really just finding ever-innovative ways to create and share stories all the time.

Shubhasree Purkayastha
Inside/Outside: Spaces In Art

Inside/Outside: Spaces In Art

Space is one of the seven elements of visual art and is the area in which an artwork is organised. It is the area within a work of art and can also include the area immediately outside and around a work of art. Learn about the portrayal of physical space in art, a consistent subject throughout history.

Shubhasree Purkayastha
Worlds Of Wonder: The Art of Waswo X. Waswo

Worlds Of Wonder: The Art of Waswo X. Waswo

“When you first look at my pictures you know what you’re seeing. Then you realise what you first saw is not correct and you’re forced to look at them again, which leaves you with this strange feeling that you’re caught in the middle.” Learn about Waswo X. Waswo’s body of work that infused with layers and layers of meaning.

Shubhasree Purkayastha