Five Indian Modern SculptorsSeptember 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 became independent...
Miniature Paintings of the Mughal EmpireAugust 23, 2019
The Mughals descended from a lineage of formidable conquerors such as Genghis Khan and Amir Timur. They were themselves the most dominant force in Asia between 1526 and 1858. The Mughal empire spanned across modern-day India, Pakistan, and...
An Introduction to Lee UfanAugust 21, 2019
Lee Ufan is a Korean born international artist, whose work is key to the Mono-ha movement. If you have ever been lucky enough to encounter a Lee Ufan in real life you will appreciate its power to bring...
Thawan Duchanee: “Paintings Are a Way of Expressing Feelings Without Any Explanation”July 30, 2019
Thawan Duchanee (1939-2014) was a painter, sculptor and architect from Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. He is Thailand’s most celebrated artist. Duchanee gained popularity not just through his provocative (and beautiful) depictions of Buddhism, but also because of his...
Turquoise: Art, Culture and Myth of a GemstoneJuly 27, 2019
The bright blue-green Turquoise has been valued and revered for centuries by all the cultures around the world that had access to it. Several original sources of the stone are now long gone, having been mined to remove...
Japan’s Art Island – NaoshimaJuly 23, 2019
Over the next year Japan will be hosting the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympics, expecting visitors from all over the world. If you’re an art lover, who is also planning a trip to Japan, you should...
Bold Is Beautiful – a Guide to Spotting a Ravinder Reddy SculptureJuly 20, 2019
Ravinder Reddy (b. 1956) is a contemporary Indian sculptor. His sculptures of women are now some of the most recognisable examples of contemporary South Asian Art. He studied in Vadodara, India, and also in Britain. Since the 1980s his...
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