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  • Home and Migration in the Artworks of Zarina Hashmi

    By July 1, 2020

    Zarina Hashmi (16 July 1937 – 25 April 2020), was an Indian-American artist and printmaker based in New York City. She was known by her professional name, Zarina. Her works include drawings, prints, and sculptures. She used abstract...

  • The Decline of Mughal Arts under Aurangzeb

    By June 4, 2020

    Muḥī al-Dīn Muḥammad was the sixth man to ascend to the Mughal throne and the last of the strong Mughal rulers. He was a notable expansionist under whom the Mughal empire ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent....

  • Avatars of Vishnu. Ten Incarnations of the Eastern God

    By May 26, 2020

    Vishnu has been worshipped for over 2000 years as the supreme protector of the Hindu triumvirate, along with Shiva and Brahmin. His role in the trinity is to preserve order. Whenever humanity is threatened by evil or chaos...

  • Nur Jahan – the Light of the World

    By April 4, 2020

    Mehr-un-Nissa was an influential woman of the Mughal era, well-known for her great beauty, unmatched intelligence, and volatile temper. As a woman in the 1600s, the tale of her rise to power and prominence is unique and noteworthy. After...

  • Nihal Chand and the Kishangarh School

    By March 29, 2020

    Nihal Chand was an esteemed member of the royal atelier of Kishangarh in the 18th century, under the employ of Crown Prince Sawant Singh. While many royal courts from the princely states of Northwestern India were important artistic...

  • Vasily Vereshchagin – Journey through India

    By February 25, 2020

    Vasily Vereshchagin was a notable Russian solider, artist and writer in the 19th century. He was an outspoken critic of war who reformed the genre of war paintings by dispensing with traditional conventions that glorified war. As a...

  • Six Exquisite Mother-of-Pearl Artifacts from Gujarat

    By January 27, 2020

    Mother-of-Pearl an iridescent layer carved out of snail shells, usually the Turbo Marmoratus. It is a luminous material that naturally reflects pink and green hues. In the 16th and 17th centuries it was used to embellish highly sought-after...

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