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Urvi Chheda

Urvi Chheda is artist and art researcher based in Mumbai. Currently, she has enrolled in MVA Art History at the Faculty of Fine Art, MS University, Baroda, India. She runs, swims, treks, and is learning Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial art form.  She has graduated from the Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai, India.

Stories By Urvi Chheda

  • 20th century

    Seven Famous Modern Indian Printmakers

    By July 1, 2021

    Indian Printmaking traces its lineage from the narrative of the father of Indian modern art, Raja Ravi Verma, and his oleographs. Besides, Verma was a pioneer artist in establishing printing presses in India to publicize art....

  • Artists' Stories

    The Warli Painting Artist Jivya Soma Mashe

    By May 19, 2021

    Today, May the 19th, marks the birth anniversary of an internationally acclaimed Warli painting artist, Jivya Soma Mashe. A tribal artist from India, Mashe was known for wonderful Warli paintings, which owe their origin to prehistoric...

  • 20th century

    Stunning Abstracts by Seven Indian Modern Painters

    By April 30, 2021

    It was the early 20th century when Modernism spread its wings in India. This happened as a result of an exposure to various European artists. The exchange of ideas inspired Indian modern painters to experiment and...

  • Literature

    Book Review: Frida Kahlo’s Unimaginable Life

    By November 17, 2020

    Fridamania is contagious. Reading the Frida Kahlo book written by Hettie Judah almost drags us to the brink of melancholic stroke despite being armed by detachment. Although the story has been adapted and retold several times,...

  • 20th century

    Impressionism Features in Bombay Progressive Artists Group

    By September 24, 2020

    Progressive Artists Group (PAG) was an answer to the existing Indian institutional structure of exhibitions in the mid-20th century. It was a collective primarily formed by FN Souza, SH Raza, KH Ara, HA Gade, MF Hussain...

  • Hendrik Heerschop, The African King Caspar, 1654, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany Hendrik Heerschop, The African King Caspar, 1654, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

    Museums And Exhibitions

    HERE: Black in Rembrandt’s Time. Rembrandthuis Decolonizes

    By August 4, 2020

    Afro-Amsterdam was not like what you think it was! During the 17th century, the African community lived amicably with the white community in the neighborhood where Rembrandt’s home was located. It is also the present-day location...

  • 19th Century

    Painting of the Week: Kikukawa Eizan, The Courtesan Hinaaya of the Chōji House

    By May 24, 2020

    Vincent and Theo van Gogh, the close-knit brothers, extensively collected Japanese Ukiyo-e prints. Van Gogh had already bought a few in Antwerp before arriving in Paris. However, by the mid 19th century, Paris had already been...

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    Contemporary Art

    Chitra Ganesh Visualizes Sultana’s Dream by Begum Rokeya

    By May 22, 2020

    Chitra Ganesh’s Sultana’s Dream exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG), University of Rochester, attributes a few pivotal reasonings to artworks, which carry the weight of idealism and redemption. The radical artist has exhibited 27 linocuts,...

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    19th Century

    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...

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    Five Indian Modern Sculptors

    By September 7, 2019

    Modernism in India did straddle, sneaking lopsided avenue from the ancient to the present. The post-colonial art is typically mentioned as Modern art because many Indian artists had begun their sojourn of westernised abstract expressionism. India...

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