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.
As a small kid, Kapil was fascinated by the world of sculptures watching his great grandfather, Manohar Lal Kapoor, go about making replica of antiques, innovative murals and artifacts at their Aligarh foundry. As he grew up, frequent visits to the foundry with his father, Praveen Kapoor, used to be a delight. He would wait for his school vacations because that was the time he could spend more time dirtying his hands in clay in order to better understand the world of sculptures and the nuances and various finishes.
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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