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Urvi Chheda

Urvi Chheda begins to write without the will but ends up writing her mind. 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

    • 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...

    • Begum Rokeya Begum Rokeya

      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,...

    • Company School Company School

      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...

    • Indian Modern Sculptors Indian Modern Sculptors

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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...

    • 20th century

      Stunning Abstracts by Seven Indian Modern Painters

      By August 2, 2019

      It was the early 20th century when Modernism spread its wings in India owing to the introduction-exposure through various European artists. The exchange had already inspired the artists to experiment and delve deeper into their conscience...

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