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W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine at the Annenberg Space for Photography

By November 13, 2019

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” Robert Frost begins. His...

Indian Art

Iconography of Ganesh

By November 12, 2019

Ganesh is the patron God of writers and intellectuals, and arguably the...



  • Food

    The Gift of Pomona – Pears in Art

    By November 11, 2019

    Since ancient times the pear tree has been honoured as a sacred tree symbolising good health, happiness and prosperity. At this time of the year, farmers and growers are storing their precious harvest, laying down fruits to last...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot

    By November 10, 2019

    Elaine, the white lady of Shallot’s island, portrayed by John William Waterhouse is locked in a tower where she is only able to see the world through a mirror and recreate life through the weaving of a tapestry....

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    Literature

    Book Review: Sister Wendy’s 100 Best-loved Paintings

    By November 9, 2019

    Late last year, the art world mourned the death of Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018), the quirky British nun who became a world-wide sensation as a television art commentator. Little did we know that the good sister had one...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Guggenheim: The Thannhauser Collection from van Gogh to Picasso at Palazzo Reale

    By November 8, 2019

    From October 17th to March 1st 2020 Milan will be the meeting point for some of the most important artworks of the Impressionist movement. Palazzo Reale tells the story of the Thannhauser collection and will be witness of...

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    Indian Art

    Company School – Transition to Indian Modern Art

    By November 7, 2019

    Painting in rich Mughal and Rajput styles, the court painters shifted their renderings to the demanded adjustments of British East India Company thereby having projected a palpable change in the map of Indian art. The shift occurred during...

  • Women Artists

    Conversations with Naomi Frears

    By November 6, 2019

    Naomi Frears is a visual artist and filmmaker based in the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, UK. I was lucky enough to touch base with this incredible artist as her new exhibition begins at Beaux Arts, London. The...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Rembrandt’s Light—Dulwich Picture Gallery

    By November 5, 2019

    Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at The Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. The focus of this exhibition is on the artist’s use of light. It may seem like a limited and even narrow perspective with an...

  • Indian Art

    The Peacock Throne of Shah Jahan

    By November 4, 2019

    The iconic Peacock Throne or the Takht-i-taus was the greatest accumulation of precious gemstones in the 17th Century. Commissioned in 1628 by Shah Jahan, this exquisite artifact serves as yet another reminder of the extravagant Mughal era. Although the coveted...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Sir William Orchardson, The First Cloud

    By November 3, 2019

    At first glance, Sir William Orchardson’s The First Cloud is a late Victorian domestic scene that appears to be tranquil, refined, and placid. However, at second view the luxurious elegance exposes the hypocrisy, double-standards, and bankrupted values of...

  • Seasons

    An Ode to Autumn with John Everett Millais

    By November 2, 2019

     Autumn weather can be unpredictable. Some days the earth looks cut out of crystal; the sky is a milky blue, and the sunlight is sparkling and golden. Yet the very next morning all might be blanketed in grey....



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