Wall Of Fame
Street artist Ranjit Dahiya tells Runa Ashish how he combined a love of art and Bollywood into a mission to celebrate Mumbai as the home of Indian cinema by creating murals based on classic films and stars.
Tryst With Traditional Woodcrafts
The legendary carpenters from Haryana’s Khati community transformed basic material into highly decorative, aesthetic and outranking pieces of art.
The Golden Couple
Individually, each is a force to be reckoned with. Together, Arpita and Paramjit singh are one of the most-celebrated art couples in the country.
Strings Of Melody
Veena virtuoso Ananthapadmanabhan and his art are a testimony to the grand musical heritage of India, values, principles and charm of an era gone by.
The traditional art form of puppetry, or Kathputli naach, is making a comeback in Bengal, thanks to the artists adopting modern means to infuse a new life into the age-old art.
Once she realised that the dance form blended well with traditional Kerala murals, Mohiniattam dancer Kalamandalam Bindhulekha was quick to discover her fancy for the medium.
Message Packs The Punch
Women sculptors might be less in number but their message is chillingly attention-drawing and depicts the real life environment as they force us to look within and suffer pangs of guilt.
An archaeological treasure, the naturally carved rocks with primitive cave paintings dating back to approximately 30,000 years make Bhimbetka an awe-inspiring history tale told entirely in pictures.
Building A Legacy Of Great Art
The prolific Devi Prosad Roy Chowdhury enriched various areas of art through his paintings, sculptures and writings and his excellent draughtsmanship will forever remain a great example for the new generations of sculptors.
Behind The Mask
A small Bengal village caters to the need for the spectacularly large masks involved in the Chhau folk dance form, but the assault of modernity has made its future uncertain, says Jimmy Arora
Staging The Iconic
The high-tech stage adaptation of the legendary Mughal-e-Azam recreates the tragic romance between the charming prince Salim and the beautiful courtesan Anarkali with remarkable results, says Runa Ashish.
A handful of Bengal artisans keep the 4,000-year-old tribal craft of dokra alive and kicking, thanks to their charming folk motifs, a rustic beauty and imaginative designs and patterns, says Jimmy Arora.
The Rise Of The Superstar
As Sudarshan Shetty, the Artistic Curator of the Third Edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, prepares to unveil one of the world’s biggest art exhibitions, he speaks to Art Life Soul on art, his practice, and the making of the big event
Larger Than Life
An extremely demanding and successful artist, Rameshwar Broota continues to stretch his own canvas so that it can arrive at the kind of flexibility he requires in order to set paint to his creation, says Rashme Sehgal.
Out of the shadows
Street art holds promise of vast creativity and originality giving rise to a complete genre of artists who are not only popular in the art circuit, their masterpieces are also eagerly awaited.
Sense of the moment
Colombian-born installation artist Pedro Gómez-Egaña’s art refers to historical and cultural intersections between technology and temporality, while presenting the powerful and uncanny character of structures and machines.
Chipping Away to Glory
Inspired by the sculpting styles of French masters Auguste Moreau and Antoine Louis Barye, Delhi boy Kapil Kapoor has been busy carving a niche for himself in the art world.
A League of His Own
Revered as one of our most prominent and critically acclaimed modernists, 92-year-old Krishen Khanna has no intention of slowing down as he gets ready to showcase his brand new Mahabharta series.