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.

Articles by Urvi

Painting

Stunning Abstractions by Seven Indian Modern Painters

It was the early 20th century when Modernism spread its wings in India. This happened as a result of exposure to various European artists. The...

Urvi Chheda 27 July 2022

African Art

Art and Culture of the Dogon People of Africa

African art and culture had been a driving inspiration to European modern artists like Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and Amedeo Modigliani, among...

Urvi Chheda 18 July 2022

henna in indian paintings Asian Art

Henna in Indian Paintings

Henna in Indian painting observes a symbolic as well as celebratory value. Henna or Mehndi is a significant cultural aspect of Indian culture. For...

Urvi Chheda 17 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Courtesan Hinaaya of the Chōji House by Kikukawa Eizan

The Courtesan Hinaaya of the Chōji House by Kikukawa Eizan, is one of the woodblock prints from Vincent and Theo van Gogh’s collection in the...

Urvi Chheda 12 July 2022

Review

Book Review: Frida Kahlo’s Unimaginable Life

Fridamania is contagious. Reading the Frida Kahlo book written by Hettie Judah almost drags us to the brink of melancholic stroke despite being armed...

Urvi Chheda 6 July 2022

Post-Impressionism

Post-Impressionism Features in Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group

Progressive Artists’ Group (PAG) was an answer to the existing Indian institutional structure of exhibitions in the mid-20th century. It was a...

Urvi Chheda 11 April 2022

meme-making WTF Art History

Meme-Making: Dutch Medieval Illustrations Breathe a Memetic Life!

Do you think a meme is the millennial method of transmission of knowledge? You scroll no more than a few inches on any digital social media platform,...

Urvi Chheda 4 April 2022

Group 1890 Asian Art

Group 1890: Indian Modern Artists’ Collective

During the early and mid 20th century, Indian modern art had witnessed the germination of several artists’ collectives. Significantly, all had...

Urvi Chheda 27 January 2022

Asian Art

The Warli Painting Artist Jivya Soma Mashe

Jivya Soma Mashe is an internationally acclaimed Warli painting artist. A tribal artist from India, Mashe was known for wonderful Warli paintings,...

Urvi Chheda 7 January 2022

Asian Art

Seven Famous Modern Indian Printmakers

Indian Printmaking traces its lineage from the narrative of the father of Indian modern art, Raja Ravi Verma, and his oleographs. Besides, Verma was...

Urvi Chheda 7 January 2022