CATEGORIES

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.

5 mins read
Art Soul Life
Feb - April 2018

Tryst With Traditional Woodcrafts

The legendary carpenters from Haryana’s Khati community transformed basic material into highly decorative, aesthetic and outranking pieces of art.

4 mins read
Art Soul Life
Feb - April 2018

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.

5 mins read
Art Soul Life
Feb - April 2018

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.

4 mins read
Art Soul Life
Feb - April 2018

Strings Attached

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.

4 mins read
Art Soul Life
Feb - April 2018

Murals Matter

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.

3 mins read
Art Soul Life
Feb - April 2018

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.

6 mins read
Art Soul Life
Feb - April 2018

Hidden Heritage

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.

1 min read
Art Soul Life
Feb - April 2018

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.

6 mins read
Art Soul Life
Feb - April 2018

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

5 mins read
Art Soul Life
Nov - Jan 2018

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.

8 mins read
Art Soul Life
November 2016 - January 2017

Heavy Mettle

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.

6 mins read
Art Soul Life
November 2016 - January 2017

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

7 mins read
Art Soul Life
November 2016 - January 2017

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.

5 mins read
Art Soul Life
November 2016 - January 2017

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.

5 mins read
Art Soul Life
August - October 2016

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.

6 mins read
Art Soul Life
August - October 2016

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.

2 mins read
Art Soul Life
August - October 2016

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.

6 mins read
Art Soul Life
August - October 2016